Saturday, December 18, 2010

Let's Get This Started!

What better way to begin then to just begin? And since my intention is to use this space as a place to talk about the things I make, find, do, or think, let's take a moment to talk about the Charlie Bag.

And here she is!

Isn't she lovely?!
I discovered this fabulous pattern on Etsy one day and immediately decided I had to have it! Here is the link:

This is a sweet pleated bag (pattern offers several variations of cool pleating options), classically shaped, of medium size. Everything you need will stow away nicely in this comfy bag. Love it! Pattern is extremely well written and easy to follow. 

The bag was created by Lauren of Olive Tree Textiles. She is very generous with her copyright policy and allows folks to sell the bags they make, so long as they credit her pattern. She creates wonderful stuff and I recommend you check her out!

This particular bag was made for my sister-in-law, Molly, who will be gifting it to her sister. I hope she likes it! Molly picked up this fabric at Marden's, the Downeast mecca for crafters and thrifty folk. The fabric prices are unbelievably cheap, this particular fabric costing less than $3/yard.

In the spirit of the season, here's a photo of the tree my husband, son and I hauled out of the woods behind our house this afternoon. It's some sort of spruce, a bit on the Charlie Brown side. But it suits us perfectly!

Well, I guess we're off to a good start!


  1. Congratulations! So many things changed for me when I started a blog. Love the bag! If it wasn't made for Molly and would be buying it!

  2. Keep blogging along. I will be here to cheer and add a comment every now and again...

  3. Great blog, Lindy. Always great to hear your hilarious musings, and it makes me feel a little more connected to the ol' Maine folk now that we're back to living "away". Thanks for giving me something new to read!