Well we have certainly entered into that time again around here…. the next round of patterns are well on their way and we are finalizing swatches for the next fabric collection. Given that I am still designing patterns with one collection while starting to dream of swatches and yardage of the next one coming in soon… this is kind of a strange time for me. I end up feeling a bit schizophrenic as my husband lovingly refers to my general state, being pulled in many different directions at once, each one just as interesting as the next. So many colors, patterns & designs swimming around in my head that it really does feel like there are several of me in there!
Just to add to the fabric mix around these parts, I have been finishing up the next Fresh Vintage issue and sending it off to the printer. And even though this is issue #11 [can you believe that?] I am still somehow amazed at how long it takes to edit the entire thing, clean up & crop the pictures, write the copy, edit the directions, add the decorative elements… etc, etc… You know that they say that doing the same action over and over again and expecting a different result is a sure sign of insanity…. well, if the shoe fits I tell you!
Here are a few sneak peaks of the extra project in this issue. I have been using the two of them interchangeably with great joy as I never had a proper laptop bag before this and was always shoving my beloved Macbook here and there and wherever I could fit it. But that became somewhat more of a problem a few months ago when we upgraded to the new 13". Now I am not complaining by any means, but finding a good bag or briefcase to fit my new friend became increasingly difficult and thus the new Patchwork & Mosaic Laptop Carry-All Bags were born. Super simple envelope type construction that can be easily finished on a weekend afternoon. In fact aside from the quilting done by my fabulous quilter friend Diana, I made both bags in one day. Full instructions for both will be in the upcoming Fresh Vintage issue.
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Front of the Mosaic version….