Thursday, October 1, 2009

{the straight up truth!}

Goodness gracious! You gals know what you want!!! :) I've had a dozen "where can I buy a laptop bag?!, and I want a ruffle like that!" that I decided to just start making some. Yesterday was a great, productive evening, but please bear with me as I finish what I started :)

Our Tomato Basil Bisque soup was delish, the Gourmet Grilled Cheese {and ham, for Z} sandwiches were tasty, and I spent a few hours drooling over, I mean picking out, fabric. I have five laptop bags prepped and maybe seven zipped pouches. Last weekend I found another gorgeous print, something similar to The Nester's bag, but also kinda not similar ;)

Tonight I'll iron and start sewing the ruffles. Making them is one of my favorite parts of workin' The Sweat Shop because it's all freehand. However the fold, puff, and gather is entirely unique.

Give me a few days and I'll show you when everything is ready?

In the meantime, a few teasers...




Do you see the new print? Can you find it?! It's gray and off-white.

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Last night I also finished sewing my mom a knitting bag. Mama Gus taught Gussy how to knit and right now I'm working on a harvest-yellow cozy for our bookshelf. But you already knew that because I typed it yesterday.




Back to the story. Mama Gus loves to knit and needed a new bag for her projects. She's a busy mom + grandma. She's on-the-go a lot. See, she needed a new bag :)

This baby has a zipped inside pocket and magnetic snap closure {no zippers allowed!}. The print is so perfect. My mom loves blue, don't you mom? :) Plus, it reminds me of the ocean with the cream mixed in. Anything that reminds me of the ocean is perfect. This bag is so gorgeous and is sitting pretty in my living room right now. Standing tall, all by herself, waiting to be loved on.

Mom, I'll mail it Friday morning!

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I'm not sure if this was mentioned, so I'll just go ahead and mention it now. Any item listed on www.shop.maggiewhitley.com is also included in the 20%-off sale. Hmm. Yeah. I'm pretty sure I didn't mention that. Whoopsy...

There are some super adorable items on there, like wallets and accessory pouches! I know my Etsy shop has 1 wallet available {THAT IS SO HORRIBLE! BAD GUSSY!}, but my Store has four. So if you need a wallet, or want one, or just want to look, here are a few photos:





3 comments:

Kathy said...

Oh WOW WOW WOW !! I love how the knitting bag has turned out. Can't wait to get my hands on it and my "knitters" in it!

Love you Gussy!

Melissa G. said...

I love the knitting bag too! The zipper-less feature is great and it reminds me of the ocean too!

Melissa G. said...

I've been browsing your shop and store and have to stop before I want it all! I've added a wallet or laptop bag to my Christmas wish list!