I've got some super cool projects to share from Kerry. While my sewing machine has been gathering dust, her trusty Bernina has been workin' it!
"Here are my holiday sewing projects.First is the new Anna Maria Horner Art Student Tote. My sister-in-law was a little jealous of the bags I made my nieces and wanted one. She is an elementary school teacher so I thought this pattern would be perfect Christmas gift for her to carry all sorts of supplies and projects in. I made it with the extension panel option. This was my first pattern from Anna Maria Horner and it was really easy. There were a few spots where I had to read and re-read the directions because they were a little confusing, but the pictures helped out. I'm still not sure that I applied the zipper for the extension panel the right way (she has you mark the start and stop dots for sewing the zipper which weren't on the actual pattern but I eye-balled it and it worked out fine). I like how the d-rings give the bag some more shape than just a square tote. The fabric is also from her Innocent Crush line. This bag has tons of room and I think I might have to make some more it was so easy.The next project came from the Obsessively Stitching Blog.These Angry Bird plushies were so fun to make and I'm still in the process of making more. My soon to be brother-in-law is currently going through pilot training and his class patch (or theme) is Angry Birds. I think these will provide his classroom with some stress relief from those 12 hour training days. They have even been fun for me and my husband to throw around the house...raawwrrrgg! (I'm not really sure how to spell what those birds are always jabbering).Oh yeah the picture is also my amateur attempt at bokeh with our Christmas tree, I'm hoping to get some more practice this weekend at the Zoo Lights display at our local zoo." -Kerry