Here are the girls hanging out. Rowan was so excited to hold Vada. Vada makes Rowan look a bit ghostly, huh?
Here is Cash giving me the winning grin - dimples and all.
Last, I just wanted to post photo proof that I finished the final SMS totes I had started for my girlfriends Jen and Kim awhile back. These were made from the fabric that I ran out to buy after seeing this tute on the Sew Mama Sew site. I was in a hurry... Why? What was the hurry? I would have stated at the time that it was to make the bags as quick as possible. I was so excited to find the PERFECT tote bag pattern after searching and searching. I guess, that is not a very valid excuse now, due to the fact that I just finished them today. OK, where was I? OH, I was in a hurry, so I ran to Hancocks. Not my normal fabric stomping ground... that is my only excuse, I guess. I honestly didn't even look at the price - just found "home decorator weight" fabric and ran to the cutting station. I learned my lesson - 4 yards and $100 later I fled to my car with an open, gaping mouth and a rubbery wallet. I could see paying some serious ching for this or this, but not for a kinda cute fabric (cutest of the not so cute) to be used for grocery bags or hauling library books. Oh well - lesson learned - at least I was able to gift them and not feel guilty about keeping all the fabric to myself. I'll be making my next batch of these bags out of the clearanced tablecloths I picked up at a Target endcap last week. I'm sure that will help balance out the fabric budget I've allotted myself.
Anyways - back to the totes. They ate about 8 needles in the making - but after a quick lesson from the Viking sewing ladies (impromptu and hilarious, BTW) and learning to slow down a bit with the "driving" of my machine (OK, slowing down a lot), they are finally finished. Not perfect, but I think they'll make fine beach bags though the girls only have a month or so of summer left for beach time here in the arctic tundra we call Minnesota. Enjoy them while you can! I guess they could carry snowmoble helmets in the offseason??