Haven't written a post in forever! I've been so busy lately but that's really no excuse. I have been making a few things here and there. The latest is a lovely silky bag based on a Lantern Moon bag (photo to the left of the bag I am trying to copy). I used a free Lazy Girl Design pattern (photo below) and it needs to be tweaked to make it more like the Lantern Moon bag. I just have to narrow the bottom a bit and add the outside pocket. I used some lovely fabric that Shashi bought me in India a few years ago and it just won't photograph well because there is so much shine to it. One of these days I'll get a new photo tent so I can take better photos. I tend to cheat and use my iPhone now. But back to the bag, I really do love it. It's nice to have a pretty bag rather than the cotton drawstring bags I've been making. The pattern isn't offered anymore at Lazy Girl Designs but I found it here. It makes up to about 12" so it's a nice size for a knitting bag (if you're a sock knitter!) or even an evening bag.
A couple of posts ago I mentioned we had 39 women sign up for a free class sponsored by my doll club. This is the pattern I designed for the class - it's soooo simple. Fits the Barbara Willis face stamps too. Go ahead and download it ... if you make one I'd love to link to a photo of it!
Update: March 2008 - I see lots of folks coming here and looking at Blume. If you download this for a challenge or project please leave me a comment - I love to hear what people do with my ideas. Thanks!
Here is a Free Pattern for you! It's really easy and you can customize this with embellishments to be whatever type of character you want. Mine is made this way because I live in Alaska. Not only can you make a name tag with it but you can change the middle disc to make it a gift or a pin doll. Hope you enjoy it! Here's the photo - click on the words 'free pattern' above to download the pattern. Hopefully you won't lose yours like I did mine. I can't find it anywhere! !*$*#(@!!