It’s a sickness!  Bags are spreading all around the house!  (What do you expect with three women in the house?)  Annie whipped up this adorable tote in some stash fabric using Simplicity 2685.

It’s a fairly simple tote pattern which she lined with a coordinating orange plaid.  There are no closures, but it is a deep, roomy tote.

Her 20-something, school teacher cousin loved it so much she commissioned Annie to make her one.  Annie added a ribbon tie closure.  I love mixing florals and stripes, don’t you?

Annie’s sewing skills are progressing very nicely.  She is excited about entering high school, where they still have sewing classes (they call it Fashion Design.)  Pillows and PJs will be no problem for her!
On another exciting note, Annie has opened an Etsy shop called Pink Paintbrush.

In addition to sewing she enjoys painting and has been experimenting will all kinds of floral designs.  I found some plain, canvas, drawstring bags to be her “canvas.”

I hope that we can find some craft shows to enjoy together.  I’m just so glad that she enjoys a number of creative outlets.