Everyone Loves Catwoman

Hey everyone!  I’m back from LA invigorated . . . and determined to get in better shape.  Going to LA and being around all those crazy fit, beautiful folks will do that to you I guess?  Unfortunately I missed seeing my friend Lori.  We were hoping for a quick meet up but her honeymoon trip to Italy got in the way-priorities, priorities.   BUT I did get to meet with some college friends and we had so much fun.  There is nothing like hanging out with gals you’ve known since the age of 18 to help put everything in perspective.

One of the bonuses of the trip was that the Noodlehead Envelope Clutch (Noodlehead Envelope Clutch with Umbrella Prints Fabric | Entropy Always Wins.) I made and gifted made it’s way last week to a Democratic Fundraiser . . . featuring President Obama . . . at Gwenyth Paltrow’s house?!  They confiscated all cell phones and cameras at the door so we didn’t get any pics of the bag with celebrities but it was surreal to get the texts from my friend afterward.  I mean, what do you say to Julia Roberts when she is sitting next to you?  To be honest these famous people sounded pretty grounded and lovely.

IMG_0749Oh, how I’ve loved sewing since returning.  I am completely geeking out on minimalist designs.  The baby quilt top above was a blast to make.  It required a gigantic circle template which was a first for me and pretty darn easy.  I’m looking forward to quilting this and thinking about binding it in a yummy bright solid.  My leather scraps have also been keeping my imagination going and I have made up a few more bags with them trying to use up every last piece.

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At the end of the month I am hosting a Mother/Daughter Halloween party for my friends and their daughters.  Everyone has been tasked with dressing up as their famous female icon to celebrate girl power (the picture below is on the invite).  Trying to encourage the gals to dress up, I made the bag below as a prize for the best costume (at my dress up parties, the young ones always pick their favorite).  I’m calling it the Everyone Loves Catwoman Bag.

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IMG_0754Well, I’m off to work on my costume.  Happy weekend!

Hillary