the mess I've been making lately. It started in January with an inspiration board and lots of crumpled up paper.
pencil sketches. And lots of crumpled up paper.
Before I even start the design phase of any project, I like to have a vision for how it will be used. For this collection, I pictured sunny days at the lake or farmer's market; spring cleaning and organizing, bright, clear colors; sailboats and the Kentucky Derby.
day bag (in fact, I only have one of the old style left, so grab it if you want it). I kept the body of the bag the same shape and size, but gave it one sling style strap instead of two straps. I also added larger interior slip pockets and a magnetic snap to keep the whole thing closed. One thing that I love about this collection is that you could get your favorite image embroidered on both a day bag and a zipper pouch to toss inside.
shown here) and these linen pillows. I think the embroidery work lends itself well to simple items, like throw pillows, where you can really admire the design. This horse pillow has been hanging out in the family room all week and I am already planning Derby snacks in my head.
After sewing like my hands were on fire for three weeks straight, it has been a welcome change this week to take some pictures and finally do a few things around the house. I'm looking forward to a sunny weekend- hope yours is lovely!