Fleet of Taxis*

January 29th

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Taxi Tote: Round 3

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Taxi Tote: Round 3

Taxi Tote: Round 3

Still not 100% perfect, but better. I managed to use skinny bias tape on this Taxi Tote and it took a good bit of patience to turn — see the 10,000 pins above — but with each bag, I am a bit happier with the result.

I’ve got one more of these almost done and then a stack of new projects I’m looking forward to. Have you make your fleece hoodie or baked the lemon drop cookies for this month’s Craft-along yet? Get to it! One day left to add them to the Flickr pool to be included in the January prize.

For the record, I made the lemon cookies and they flopped. It was my own fault because I don’t have a mixer (this is another story dealing with my lust for a KitchenAid and superstition) and they just didn’t work out like they should have. They were still quite good, but flat as pancakes. Eh, next time I’ll try to stick the batter in the fridge for an hour or so, per Ms. Snappy’s recommendation, to get a better result.

~K

*AKA: The Day I Made Bias Tape my Bitch

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14 Responses

  1. Kelli, you’re really zipping along with your bags and getting more comfortable with the bias tape application.

    I’m so sorry your cookies didn’t come out as you’d hoped, but just trying them is an accomplishment in itself. I count even my failures as a good thing because I learn from them. I’d love to know your KitchenAid lust/superstition story. I bought my KitchenAid some years ago because I was burning up hand mixers constantly trying to make divinity for my mother-in-law and other recipes. The expense for the KitchenAid was worth it for a number of reasons, least of all the constant expense for replacing hand mixers.

  2. Another beautiful bag! You are a bag-making master! I still want to make the lemon cookies, but it probably won’t be by tomorrow! (When I do, I’ll post my results!)

  3. You are such a bag making machine!!

    I love my KitchenAid! It is my favorite thing in my kitchen. Actually I have two favorite things, my mixer and my enamel pot.

    Please share your lust/superstition story with us!

  4. The seam binding looks really great on that bag! You go! Re: previous post – what great self confidence in you then/now. I am going to look up your previous posts on great reads as I need some new books from the lib.

  5. LOVE the bag, the color is great.

  6. Great colors. I see a big difference in your application of the bias tape. Woohoo!

  7. As to Kitchenaide, I love mine. Mine is one of the older ones when the motor was still being made by Hobart. The thing is practuically indistructable. What IS your Kitchenaide lust/superstition story?

  8. Kelli, not to get you in trouble or anything, but go on craig’s list and type in Kitchen Aid…there are lots of new ones for very reasonable prices! πŸ™‚

  9. Tina in Duluth January 29, 2009

    You think you were brave posting a picture circa 1992? I think brave is sewing mini bias tape! You are awesome!

  10. Your bags are lovely and the colors remind me of spring. Using narrow bias tape is challenging and you did a nice job.

  11. Thanks so much, Amazing girl! Beautiful job by the way–you showed that %#&* bias tape who’s boss! πŸ™‚ I haven’t made the cookies or the hoodie yet because Mark and I are so flippin’ broke right now. I get my first paycheck from my new job on Feb 11 (Yay!), so it looks like my mom and me will be making double the crafts/baking in February! Oh well–double the crafts, double the fun, right? Until then, my Sweetie and I will be living on love and ramen and I’ll be crafting vicariously through you! Thanks again for all the inspiration, Kelli!

  12. WHAT. No kitchen-aid mixer? Get with it, girl. I love my (red) one. I finally got one after my hand-mixer erupted in smoke making Christmas cookies. I said to TH, “all I want for my birthday is a Kitchen-Aid mixer. Do not get me anything else!!” He listened. πŸ˜‰

  13. New labels? Oh, I have to see those. LMK when you get them.

  14. I love seeing your progress. Makes me feel better about my progress. I clearly need new pins. Those long skinny ones look much easier to sew around.

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