Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bag Mania

Hi everyone,
I hope you like looking at bags as that is what seems to have been taking most of my time since my last post.

This is the Charm Party Tote - a pattern by Quilts Illustrated.

I've made this bag so many times already I can almost sew it without referring to the pattern! The fabric is Rouenneries by French General for Moda.

Still using the Rouenneries fabric (which I love very much) I made this little sewing bag and a matching pincushion.

I loved how this turned out so I made another one! I didn't have enough of the plain red fabric so the handles are slightly different and I changed the style of the pincushion to a four patch just for a change.

Here's a view of the back and sides

I also have the stitchery done for a multi coloured version of this sewing bag which I should be able to show next time.

Another bag! I wanted to finish my LHN Travelling Stitcher pieces into something so I made this little bag from a Moda Simplicity charm pack

It's lined with co-ordinating fabric and I added a couple of inside pockets

The needlecase

just needs a couple of thread rings

For my birthday last December Sheila bought me, among other things, a beautiful book called A Stitch in Time by Australian designer Rosalie Quinlan.
This door hanger is one of the projects I've made from the book

backing fabric is Miss Emma's Garden by Bunny Hill

I treated myself to Kath Kidston's book Sew for Christmas. A kit for the bag you see on the front cover is included with the book. Sheila spoiled me yet again with the matching scissor case and her sister Pamela bought me the cute little felt mouse pincushion. I'm looking forward to making the bag so will hopefully be showing that off soon.

Finally I had a lone stitchery block lying around so I turned it into a pincushion using Madeira fabric by Blackbird Designs for Moda.

Well, that's it for this time. I think I've burned myself out a bit on the sewing so my cross stitch will be taking over for a while once I get a few things that are already in the works finished.
Thanks so much for visiting!