Fancy Works in Progress

It's been snowing like crazy here. Yesterday was the first time we were able to get out of the house. Rick took me to Joann's so I could get some pretty fabric that is on sale. I think I want to go back and get more of the top one. I think It would make a fun sun dress (I know, I was just talking about snow, but I can dream about nice weather, right?)
Here's what I got:
Here's one of my current works in progress. It's called the Everything Tote. The pattern comes from the book Weekend Sewing: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Stitching by Heather Ross. I'm seeing how corduroy works with this pattern as I already had some. It's going to be a very girly looking bag. I'm trying out applique on this project. This bag is going to be a nice big one, probably big enough to hold my sewing machine!
Here's all the pieces waiting to be put together and the applique pieces waiting to be attached:
Here's a picture of it in the book:
One last picture for this post. I cleaned out the under part of my sewing table so I can open it up and sit a bit more comfortably. I'm posting this for you, Alexis, since you were worried about my comfort. Yay!

Thanks for looking!
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  1. YAY! I am very happy you cleaned it out. I was very worried about it. I am very excited about your new tote bag! i have a ton of courderoy as well so let me know how that goes. :)

  2. Yay!! It's much better! My bag is finished. I had to modify it a bit because the corduroy is so thick, but it worked out. I'll have to blog about it. lol.