I hope you are all well and still in the crafty holiday mood
I’ve been making a bag to use up the rest of the plain charms that I’d put away for a rainy day in my fabric stash. I haven’t made a bag before. I suppose it was only a matter of time….
For now, there is a pin where the wooden toggle closure will go. The body of the bag is quilted with variegated thread and there are patch pockets in the patchwork lining. The whole thing is a stash-buster!
Here is the back view.
Then, it occurred to me that I’d had a whole lot of fun making this bag. Soooo…….I made another This time using the blue patches from a predominantly pink charm pack. I’m not keen on blue with pink so I stashed the blue ones. I’ve added a few squares of other coordinating fabrics to make up the numbers.
Once again, I’ve put a pin where the big button will go. The main part is quilted with pale blue King Tut thread. Here is the back.
Then……….I got totebagitis…….or some other disease which made me want to do another bag. This is quite ridiculous (you’ll find out why below).
Next, a purple and blue “quilt as you go” style bag.
And the reverse.
So, there you go. That’s what I’ve been up to
Next, I’ve been nominated for another award.
My friend Yvonne, over at A Wee Bit Random has nominated me for this
Thank you very much Yvonne
A Wee Bit Random is a relatively new blog that contains something for everyone. Go and take a look! There are lots of rules of acceptance as usual……but, you know me……I like to break with tradition. I won’t be nominating other bloggers as I know and understand how some of you prefer not to get involved. However, I will provide links to some of my favourites and if the blog writers wish to take the award, they can. That way, everyone is happy (I hope).
A few random things about me (just to conform a tiny weeny bit)
I love anything purple
My favourite place to have a holiday is in Scotland, the more remote, the better.
I hate hats!! When I was a child, my Mum used to knit me hats of all colours and designs. For every outfit, there was a matching hat. I used to be dressed immaculately, with a hat, and sent off to school every day. At the top of the street, just around the corner, I would remove the hat and put it in my bag, whatever the weather. On my way home, the ritual was reversed. I still won’t wear a hat. My Mum is now in her 80′s and she still has no idea about this, so no telling
I like Brussel sprouts
I never make New Year resolutions.
I don’t have a handbag. I don’t remember ever having a handbag and have no need for one. I believe most people have no idea what is in their handbag. Now you know why me making bags is ridiculous
Now for a few links of reeeeeealy good blogs in alphabetical order.
Enjoy! Bye for now! Quilting calls