Usually I hand stitch the lining into felted or knitted bags. This time I tried attaching the lining to the bag with the sewing machine. I was very pleased with the outcome. I'll see how it does after I use the bag for a while.
I have started a new u-shaped bag using the Two Measures of Joy pattern found on Ravelry but I am altering mine. I am knitting mine with a variegated wool yarn. I won't be including the strips for the musical notes.
I'm also trying to make a few quick gifts for Christmas - nonknited gifts. I love these tile coasters using either stamps or cocktail napkins. I got the idea from About A Bit of Everything blog and from Splitcoast Stampers. Check it out and I'll share photos if I am pleased with the final products.
Speaking a blogs - check out a couple of new ones I've been reading lately. You just might get a little inspired.
Wee Folk Art
One Pretty Thing
And if you feel lucky, check out -
A Giveaway a Day