No....time doesn't stand still and yes, I have been busy sewing! I've been lucky enough to receive some GORGEOUS fabrics from Sara of Sew Sweetness. The fabrics are from her new "Jungle Ave" fabric collection....a limited edition line of fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics.
I have to say that I absolutely LOVE these fabrics....and I am not just saying that! LOL Not only are the cottons really beautiful to work with BUT Sara's choices of colours and patterns in this fabric is just so AWESOME and eye catching and really do make up beautifully!
There are 8 prints in the collection....while I have only used just two of them...I have to admit that as soon as I had them in my hands I went online and ordered another 3 prints! LOL So make sure you check out the rest of the collection, which also includes 2 knits and a voile!
I've been working on my next pattern which is a laptop bag and will include two sizes and so I thought it would be a nice project to make up in Sara's fabrics......here's a sneak peak at the smaller bag which will hold a 15" laptop:
The exterior sports the Jungle Ave "Floral Asphalt" which I teamed with a coordinating solid I had in my stash.
As you can see the bag closes with a hook and D ring but what you can't see is that hidden under this flap is a main compartment for your laptop....free of any intrusions so you don't get any scratches on that nice shiney laptop exterior.....
Also hidden under the flap is a large slip pocket for your papers or a book, with a smaller slip pocket inside it which includes a pen pocket.....plus two extra slip pockets for things like your battery charger and cord or mouse etc.
Don't you just looooove an interior which packs a punch? I know I do ....no boring drab interiors for me......and this Jungle Ave "Word on the Street" is the perfect choice for a laptop bag interior which is definitely not dull and boring!
Spin the bag around and at the back....which could also pass as the front, is another flap, closing with a magnetic snap and hiding an iPad pocket!
Sporting an adjustable strap you can wear this bag across the body or over the shoulder....
I am so thrilled that Sara asked me to share her gorgeous fabrics with you and I also got to share a sneak peak of my next pattern with you too....win win!