Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More bags!


Not another bag I hear you cry! Yes, I do seem to have a bit of a fascination for making them and I'll probably burn myself out on it eventually but it's a bit like a box of chocolates - you have to have just one more :)
I think of all the bags I've made this one is, so far, my favourite. The pattern is the Sew Charming Bag by Rosehip Lane
and the fabric is Neptune by Tula Pink for Moda Fabrics.
As soon as I saw this fabric line I fell in love with the gorgeous ocean shades and nautical prints.




Here's a view of the inside of the bag. I added extra pockets as I don't think you can ever have too many!



I had plenty of fabric left so decided to make a project bag to go inside of the big bag.



I've stitched this mermaid a few times now and decided it would be perfect for the pockets on the front and back of this little drawstring bag.
I've made this bag before using a Gail Pan design called Poppy's Sewing Set.



and because I can never resist making matching items I made a pincushion from the Fig Tree Quilts pattern Petite Gateaux and my favourite little needlecase from a tutorial you can find on this blog



I actually changed the turquoise button on the needlecase after these pictures were taken as thought it looked better with a covered button that matched the one on the pincushion.
Here's a view of the inside of the needlecase. If you haven't made one of these before they are super easy, take about half an hour (if that) to make and always turn out great.


I do have other finished items to share but I haven't taken the pictures yet so will save them for next time. Just a hint.........there's another bag coming soon :)
Have a great day and thanks as always for visiting my blog.

Margaret

48 comments:

Sheila said...

And I was the lucky recipient of that bag for my birthday last month. It is even more beautiful in real life and I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you Margaret :)

staci said...

OMGosh, that is STUNNING! You can never have too many bags, especially when they're as gorgeous as this! A big bag, plus a project bag, plus the little stitching extras~~swoon :)

Sharon said...

That is stunning bag!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Lovely, lovely bags. Beautiful stitchery.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Stunning! Bags to die for! :-)

Nancy said...

As always Margaret, your work is a feast for the eyes! This bag is gorgeous as are all the accessories. I also love this fabric. The little mermaid is just beautiful! Thanks for the link to the needlecase. I just may have to try one soon.

Patti said...

I LOVE that bag. You can't show me too many of them. You are so lucky Sheila - I would have asked you for it in an instant but my birthday isn't until the end of next April! Shoot! It is absolutely stunning and I LOVE IT and would have given it such a good home too.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Márti said...

Wow!!! It's beautiful!!! :)

Dovilė said...

So lovely:)

Margaret said...

Wow! I'm am always so impressed with what you are up to! So gorgeous! You are one talented lady. :D

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!Lovely lovely!!!
Your work is merveillous!!!
hugs
françoise

Peg said...

Margaret you never cease to amaze me with your projects, as well as being very talented you are one lovely lady. Your bags are beautiful and no we never tire of seeing what you've made be it another bag, a stitching project or a pin keep. I for one love them all. The fabric is very you :o)

Peg xx

Stephanie said...

What a fantastic trio in my two favorite colors. I'll never tire of bags!

effar said...

сумочка - сказка



a bag is a fairy-tale

angelasweby said...

Margaret,
You really have excelled yourself. What a feast for the eyes, not only a beautiful bag but a project bag and accessories too, no wonder Sheila was in seventh heaven. More is definitely better when it comes to pockets, I love them!
Do you think the next bag you make might be for you :>)
Hugs A.

Olga said...

wow your bags look so professionally made! stunning work !
luv from olga. (uk)

Deb said...

Wow, your bag is absolutely stunning!!

Jeanne said...

Your bags and accessories are exquisite, as always. Love your work.

Dolores said...

Your work is exquisite.

hazel said...

Your bags are lovely Margaret and Sheila is a lucky lady, I know from receiving one of your bags the lovely finish you do on them. I love the little needlecase and just might make a few for the girls at my little cross stitch group I go to for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hazel (UK)

Khris said...

OMG your work just impresses me more and more every time I come visit. Well done Margaret...I love it all. And what a nifty needlecase...lol
Hugsssss Khris

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful bag and lucky Sheila! The accessories to go along with it are just beautiful, too!

Dorothy said...

Margaret, that bag is stunning! The stitchery panel is fantastic!
I guess your quilting is taking a back seat for now. lol

VALIE said...

I have only just made my first bag, and it looks miserable and stupid compared to yours, which is a beauty. And the accessories are so clever and pretty.

jane said...

lovely bags - I reamin in awe of your talents, thanks so much fro sharing with us

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The bags are gorgeous – how lucky Sheila is to get one!

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Sally said...

Beautiful!! I love seeing your bags Margaret. They are just gorgeous.

The little book of Nessie said...

Lovely bags Margaret. Love visiting your blog and seeing all your beautiful craft. Regards, Nessie

Pat said...

You have outdone yourself this time Margaret. Your bags are beautiful. Cross stitch on the project bag...beautiful! Lucky Shelia. I am sure that she had a very happy birthday!

Andrea said...

Oh Margaret, that is absolutely stunning, along with all of the extra 'smalls'. The colours are so beautiful.

Julie said...

A girl after my own heart! Love, Love, Love your bags!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Wow, Margaret, this little collection of bags and goodies is just beautiful. You do such a nice job with these bags and your choice of fabrics are wonderful.

Looking forward to your next production.

Anita said...

Your bag is lovely Margaret - one can never have enough bags!!

Sonda in OR said...

I think that is absolutely gorgeous! I can't believe how lovely that turned out! And all of the accessories are perfect!

Brigitte said...

I love love love it!!!!
You can't get enough of making these bags and I can't get enough of looking at them on your blog. They are all fantastic.

Christine said...

You've been busy. It all looks lovely and finished to perfection. Gorgeous.

Marsha said...

What beautiful bags and sewing accerssories. these are my favorite colors so I like them extra specially. The ruffle on the bag is an extra nice touch. All in all very pretty.

claudia said...

very nice blog,Compliments and have a nice day from Tenerife,Spain!!!
Claudia

Sue said...

Hi Margaret, I can't find an email address for you to let you know about the LHN SAL so I hope that this gets to you. This is the blog for the SAL and I think the link to get in touch with Chris is on the blog. http://www.travellingstitcher.blogspot.com/

let me know if you have trouble getting through to her and I'll let her know. Glad to have you join us......Sue x thanks for the lovely comments.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a wonderful stitching set..............beautiful...........

Robin said...

WOW!! what talent!!! that bag is gorgeous!

Joy said...

Your bag is absolutely magnificent!! I wish I had your sewing talent!

Liz Schaffner said...

Margaret, that is one of the prettiest purses I have seen in a long time!
Fabulous job!!!
Liz

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Margaret,

Your "Bags" are always a joy to look at. Everyone is unique and beautiful. I did notice you had no pics of your lovely world to share. maybe next time. Hugs Judy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Margaret,

Your "Bags" are always a joy to look at. Everyone is unique and beautiful. I did notice you had no pics of your lovely world to share. maybe next time. Hugs Judy

Cath Ü said...

As usual you have done a a fantastic job... Love looking at your work...
Cath Ü

kell10 said...

I am new to this blogging but I am hooked now. You have so many beautiful things. I especially love the round needlekeep and pincushionh. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the whole set - what a wonderful gift to give.