Thailand Deluxe is chocolates with nuts shaped like elephants. Too, too cute. The can is curry paste. They also shared some interesting chili peppers. Hum, we'll need to search for recipes for these.
Kevin says I'm easy to find things for -- look at this gorgeous cotton fabric they found. It desperately needs to be washed as it has a strong chemical smell. But, will it hold up to machine washing? I think I'm going to try a small piece first. If that goes well then I'll wash both pieces with lots of color catchers included.
They also got me this gorgeous shawl with, yes, elephants on it.
And yes, I've been doing some sewing.
This is The Potato Chip Bag designed by Paula Hughes. Wow! It was so easy I can see why it's called the Potato Chip Bag -- you can't make just one. I picked three fabrics hanging around the studio and voila! A bag in not that much time. I worked on it in small spurts for 3 or 4 days. Nifty. There are four pockets in it. The strap is long -- I will probably wear it across my body. I like orange but this is really bright. I may need to tone it down a bit on the next one.
Inside has two pockets. There are pockets on the front and the back. The front pocket is shallower than the back and inside pockets. Here's a pic looking down at the purse with the flap opened. (Hey, I'm trying to be artsy with the photogs!)
The whole purse takes 3 fat quarters and lightweight interfacing. I used a fusible fleece on the actual purse body and interfacing on the pockets. I haven't loaded it up and tried it yet but I will soon. I'll keep you posted. I am thinking it would be easy to make it slightly larger by increasing the size of the front and back purse pieces. But, this may hold just the right amount of "stuff" for me.
I was reviewing my weekly goals and was very happy to see I worked on everything listed with one exception... getting that little quilt quilted. I've still got a few days so maybe I'll succeed.
Happy quilting all!