Sunday, February 8, 2009

Enough about poo!

This is the new Amy Butler patterns that I have discovered. I spent an eternity in the Hawaiian fabric store buying and looking at fabrics. Sorry Paul! I brought home about 25 yards of fabric. This bag is really sturdy - it's interfaced and I also used fusible fleece for extra padding and heaviness. Love it! Afterall, what's there not to love about a new bag!

This is a picture of a Tiki that was carved for us that we shipped home from Hawaii! A word to the wise - always check the prices of shipping before you commit to buying something in Hawaii! However, it was worth every penny of it. Paul just wanted a tiki to set on a rock by our pool. Maybe it will replace the owl that the birds sit on! The man who made it for us was probably late 20's and was a fourth generation carver. He would sit on the floor with the wood between his feet and just carve away. This tiki represent luck and happiness. It's a unique piece as it's multi colored and it has two 'trunks' coming out of the top which made it much more fun for the guy to carve. He recognized us from going to church so that was an added bonus that he's LDS. Can't wait to get it out on a rock! We got the surnames of all of our family carved into the back as well. And yes, the boys who share our last name got their own line with Stewart on it!


Dani said...

That is awesome! We love the tiki. Can't wait to see it in the flesh. And of course I love the bag... when am I getting those sewing lessons?

natalie said...

that is really cool.
and i love the bag!
i'm trying to find a bag like that one just with a longer strap so it hangs sideways.

Summer said...

That bag is amazing! I'm so impressed with your sewing skills. And the tiki will be a nice addition to the pool area!

Miss K said...

it's beautiful!!! i love it!! both actually. lol. and the tiki is huge, and came fast! so cool, can't wait to see it in person.

Laurens_Closet said...

Love the bag~ red is my FAVORITE color! And who couldn't use more luck and happiness! Very cool!

jellostone said...

You are a woman of many, many talents. I knew that you liked to quilt, but I didn't know that you make such cute purses and kimono pj's. I really need to take a sewing class!