I loved the Amy Butler Birdie Sling Totes I made for Mother's Day gifts so much that I had to make one for myself:
Can you tell how large it is? This would make a great market bag. I plan to use it when I go on summertime outings with my kids and I need to carry a bunch of this-and-that.
Last year when we were in Estes Park, Colorado, my mom and I found a fantastic fabric and gift shop. Mom picked out these lovely green prints and passed them along to me when she realized that she wasn't going to sew anything with them. The greens are Anna Maria Horner Garden Party prints. I can't figure out what the brown and blue print is, but I like it!
I also made another simple styled square tote for my daughter's teacher, but I was in such a rush, I couldn't photograph it! I used four coordinating fat quarters and we packed it with some stuff for her dogs.
Its been really rainy and beautifully cool here and we have a sort of swamp in the backyard. This is finally the year all my neighbors are going to have drains put in so that we can use our yards again. My next door neighbors have younger children and this spring they gave up and let the kids be little mud people for an afternoon. It was adorable, but they didn't like getting washed with the garden hose!