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My first show at Dayton Days in Virginia turned out to be a beautiful fall day. Although the air was crisp in the morning, the sun came out later and I had a wonderful time! What I wasn't expecting was the crowd...thousands of people came out to see over three hundred vendors. But who can complain about that!!!

Not me, because I met so many nice people and saw quite a few familiar faces.

I thought I would share some purses I made for the day...

This one is a new style called a bucket bag, the fabric is called Folklorica by Julie Paschkis. She is a children's book illustrator and her fabrics are so whimsical and colorful. I want to try her Oceania line next. The basic bag pattern is one from Keyka Lou with my own spin on her design♥

Next is one fabric line I'm sure you'll recognize...Amy Butler's Lotus line has been so popular. Everyone likes this style!
Here is another way I used Amy's Lotus fabric...

Then there's Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird. With a retro feel, this has been one of my favorite collections this year. I love the cherry and toaster fabric in this line!

I just have to have any fabric Lila Tueller creates...the vibrancy of her color palette and the quality are exceptional. She has a new collection out now called Spirit which is on my "must have" list...but then again, I can't think of many fabrics that are not on that list :) This is a laptop/large tote pattern that I came up with. Made from Lila's Woodland Bloom line which unfortunately is very hard to find anymore. Now how pink and pretty is this?

Kate Spain (what a cute name!) is right up there beside of Lila Tueller as far as color and design. This is her newest line, Fandango...

And lastly, Alice Kennedy's Poppy, red and white is a favorite color combination of mine. The pattern is my own, created from fat quarters with a pocket in the middle...thinking about doing a pdf of it, if I can ever find the time.

Another use of the black, white and red combo, Mod Hen fabric. Robert Kaufman's Metro Market line, I think :) Isn't this a fun purse? It takes a modern girl to rock a chicken purse like this!!!

Thank you for stopping by and seeing some of my newest creations. I am currently working on too many projects, don't we all? But hopefully soon, my Etsy store will be up and running, I'm waiting on ordered fabrics to come in. Also, if you are in the Virginia area, I will be at Staunton's Art for Gifts at the Staunton Art Center in Staunton, VA from November 19 until December 30. This is a wonderful venue with many talented artists that lasts all through the holiday season. Until then, happy sewing and enjoy!!

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