This new year has gotten off to a good start in the sewing studio, but first one last project from last year. Someone special to us loves otters. Funny how some creatures can endear themselves to some of us. Thanks to Fabric.com I found otter fabric – who knew?! I made a large bag with a large front pocket, one that would be great to take to the beach. I also fussy cut one of the otters, used a heavy stabilizer and coated it with Stiffy. I like adding some kind of dimension to adorn a bag like this – often it is yo-yo’s and buttons.
As for sewing in the new year, I’ve been working on one of my projects each day. There are no finishes for 2016 yet, and probably won’t be for a while. No quickies in the works. I am challenging myself with some hand applique and some curve piecing. I think it’s going to be a good year!!