Friday, May 29, 2015

Bag Making Stories


After making all the bags mentioned in this post  I had a go at designing and making one. Its a small bag (approx. 7 X 7'') with a long strap (45'') so it can be worn across the body (hands free). There is a zippered pocket at the back to keep valuables safe. For the front flap closure I used a magnetic snap and for the interfacing I used craft-fuse Pellon style  #808 .
Bag fever continues,  this week I brought a new book called "The better bag maker" I am currently reading it so expect more bag stories soon.
Have a good one!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In My Garden

genus Paeonia
This year I placed a tomato cage to support my peony plant just as the new shoots appeared, so glad I did no more droopy flowers.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Bag Fever

I have spent the past 2 weeks making bags. I started with the lined drawstring bag from 'School of Sewing' (I wrote about this book here) and kept going until I had made every bag in the book.
Let me show you my finished bags:

Lined Drawstring Bag

Essential Tote Bag

Carry all Clutch
Zipper Pouch

Pleated Purse

Have a lovely weekend!


Friday, May 08, 2015

In the Garden

With the perfect warm weather of the past week I find myself in the garden most days weeding, sowing seeds and mulching.
The Azaleas are flowering now just in time for Mother's Day this weekend.
Have a good one!