So, I went to make a new tutorial for the laminated pouch last night and I’m out of laminated vinyl! (thought I had quite a stash!) So watch for a tutorial early next week. (after I have time to hit the store, I’ll take a photo of the package so you know what to buy!).
In the meantime…
I’ve got a new pattern at fourteenmay! It’s the March bag, because I am REALLY wanting Spring to be here and the bright colors and fun shape of this bag remind me of Spring.
The pattern includes printable pattern pieces, and instructions for a choice of 3 handles/straps.
View A features store bought handles. (flower instructions included in the pattern)
View B includes one long handle to make a shoulder bag
View C features 2 shorter handles so you can carry it or use it as a shoulder bag.
There is one large pocket on the front & back of the bag… Perfect for having somewhere to throw your keys, grocery list or your phone, while keeping your wallet more secure inside.
Yes, I WILL be listing already made bags! I am going to sew and sew and list them all at once, I’ll have a post with a “shop update announcement” when I’m ready.
Also, Traci is listing Spring/Easter/Initial charms. The Valentines ones all sold out so grab your Spring ones!
Okay, for the “New Things”… now onto “Heart Strings”
For Valentines we do a fancy “family dinner” we eat in the dining room. We send the kids upstairs and Jeff and I decorate the table then call the kids down to see their “surprise” with the room all decked out a small gift for each of them. (always includes a box of chocolates!)
This year was very nice. Andrew insisted on keeping his church clothes on, and even said “Mom, this is a very nice dinner!” It really did pull at my heart strings… Here are a few photos from the day…
Got the other pouches done at the 11th hour
Sydney made this card for Jeff, I love what it says “I love Jeff, AKA Dad”
Andrew covered in chocolate from the strawberries
Sydney eating cupcake. To save time I bought cupcakes from our local cupcake shop this year. The kids loved guessing which one was theirs.
and because I always take a picture of the food, our yummy dinner. Chicken Parmesan with homemade marinara sauce and fettuccine alfredo with fresh noodles…