Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday Night Sew In Results–Girl’s Night!!

gabby messenger bag
Well last night was Friday Night Sew In (their 2nd anniversary) sponsored by Heidi and Bobbi and this time I had a girlfriend sew with me – that is way more fun than sewing alone!  I took plenty of photos to share with you so you can see my beautiful friend Stephanie!  I was going to start working on my next quilt, but decided to knock out a Christmas gift instead!  This is some adorable fabric I picked up on our quilt shop bus trip last month, to make a purse for my niece Gabby because she loves pink, flowers, butterflies & polka dots!
The name of this fabric is called Love U by Deb Strain for Moda gabby & joeywhich I thought was PERFECT (I actually got chocked up about it because I really do love & miss this girl something fierce!). I’m sure she will ADORE this because she loves purses too!  Here is a picture taken last month with her and her brother Joey on their vacation to Disneyland.  Aren’t they adorable??
gabby messenger bag inside

I used a pattern for a messenger bag by Falafel and the Bee and it was super easy to follow!   I love this little purse and I’m sure she will too…

stephJohn was out of town geocaching with a friend, so I emailed Stephanie earlier in the week to see if she wanted to sew with me and spend the night and she said yes, I was so excited!  I picked her up right after work (I work much closer to her house than mine) and we stopped at Central Market to pick up some dinner & dessert and got right to work on our projects (well I took a little longer to decide exactly what I was going to make. 
IMG_3076Stephanie was very ambitious and wanted to make a gathered clutch for herself, and 2 aprons and maybe fix a shirt for her niece. We started about 5:00 and headed to bed about 12:40 but I stopped sewing about 10:40.

For appetizers we had some Messina Hof wine, creamy brie, dill IMG_3078havarti, crackers, cucumber dill lentil chips, spinach artichoke hummus, kalamata olives, pickled okra and spicy pickles.


For dinner (which happened around 9 pm, we had chicken eggplant, spinach pesto and bison brie quesadillas and hatch green chili mac ‘n cheese.


and for dessert we had cupcakes: Stephanie’s was Nutella and mine was Turtle.  yum! 

Here is Stephanie with her finished gathered clutch.  I am so proud of her, first time sewing a zipper on!  We had so much fun…and now we are planning to get together next month for FNSI but at her house!

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7 comments on "Friday Night Sew In Results–Girl’s Night!!"

Lori on 4:25 PM CDT said...

Looks like fun! Wish I was closer, so I could learn to sew with you girls!!! Gabby is going to love this purse, no doubt about it...her favorite Auntie made it for her. Hugs~~

Ruth H. on 5:55 PM CDT said...

Wow, what a fun evening--and so productive, too! My daughter would love one of these.

trish on 8:36 PM CDT said...

Now that is right up my alley! Girls night, sewing but most importantly, good food! right on!

Falafel and the Bee on 8:45 PM CDT said...

You are awesome! Thanks for linking back to me. You did a wonderful job on the bag! I love those fabrics. Fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Your niece is going to love that purse. The colours match the ones in the skirt she's wearing in the Disneyland photo.

And Stephanie's gathered pouch turned out great.

I can't imagine a more fun way to spend time with a friend than to spend it sewing together for FNSI.

Stitchin' time on 6:42 PM CDT said...

Sounds like you had a fun FNSI. Lovely bag for a little girl! A cheer for Stephanie too as sewing in a zipper the first time can be a bit overwhelming.

FlyAwayHome on 3:21 PM CDT said...

It is fun having a sewing nite with a friend isn't it? My best friend lives in Colorado and I am in Florida. We usually meet up via Skype on Friday nites and sew together. So see, you don't even have to live in the same state to sew with a friend!

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