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!

Margaret

61 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

AS always, all of you finishes are beautiful. I especially love the bag with the cross stitch. Great work!

Lynn B said...

Oh my gosh Margaret, these are all fabulous, you are so talented!
I cannot choose between them because they are all exquisite.

corinna said...

fantastic work
fun bags
really love the red and white "sewing" bags
nice

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous bags. I love the LHN bag.

Carol R said...

Wow Margaret you have been busy! I especially love the Charm Party Tote and the little sewing bags.

Nancy said...

As always Margaret, everything is gorgeous! You should have a Margaret's Bag Boutique because your workmanship is top notch! I love the fabrics on the first bag, and the style on the second is so pretty! Such wonderful gifts from Sheila and her sister! Your posts are always filled with eye candy!

Deb said...

I just love all of your bags, especially the ones made from Charm Packs. I just picked up a bunch at a sale recently, so those bags would be just the ticket to use some of them up!!

Denise said...

WOW! What more can I say. I love the bags! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

WOW, Margaret, you have been busy. You do such lovely work and I just love the bags and accessories that you stitch and sew. You are one talented lady.

Everything is just so beautiful.

Have a great weekend -- Roberta

Andrea said...

Another glorious post from you Margaret. Love all of bags and finishes you have created. It seems such a shame to use any of them, in case they get dirty or damaged.

Carol said...

Margaret, all of your work is so beautiful--it is hard to pick a favorite! I do love the LHN bag, though, and the darling inner pockets--so perfectly stitched. Thanks for sharing :)

Daffycat said...

I always admire your sewing skills, Magaret, you are so talented! I just LOVE how you've finished Traveling Stitcher into a travel bag, it's really fun!

Lynette said...

Wow, your bags are all beautiful, Margaret. I'd love to be able to make things like that!! I have enough trouble finishing off an ornament!

Faby said...

Woaw... Your bags are simply gorgeous, Margaret!!! Have a lovely week-end. XX

Julia said...

Wow, busy, busy busy – I particularly like the LHN Travelling Stitcher bag and matching needle case, and the door hanger - they’re really nice!

Julia:0)

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I so admire your sewing skills! I love the Rouenneries fabric as well, and everything that you sewed up. Wonderful stuff!

Peg said...

Oh Margaret you just blow me away with your beautiful projects be it quilting or xstitching. Thank you so much for sharing them with us, I can't choose which I like best I just love them all. I look each day waiting for the next post:o) I'll tell Neil's brother to watch out for the 'Margarets Classy Bags' store opening shall I? You are one very talented lady who I miss but am happy things are going so well for you.
Remember me to Sheila and give her a hug from me.

hugs Peg xx

jane said...

Beautiful work as always Margaret, your posts are so inspiring

Sheila said...

I feel so lucky that I am able to see, and touch, all the magnificent bags (and other things) that Margaret makes. Her work, as you can tell from the photos, is absolutely exquisite.

angelasweby said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning Margaret.
I can't tell you how much I look forward to your posts. You never disappoint.
The bags are so pretty, not only for the amazing needlework skills they show but also as a demonstration of how talented you are at putting colours and patterns together.
The French General fabrics really are pretty.
I adore the way you have finished the travelling stitcher wallet. What a clever idea and the little matching needlecase is really lovely. In fact all the little pincushions are gorgeous.

Deb said...

Margaret, what absolutely beautiful bags. I simply adore the one that you have put your LHN cross stitch onto. That is stunning as they all are. May I ask where you managed to get the LHN pattern from, I have been trying to find it for ages?
hugs Deb

hazel said...

Oh my Margaret such a wonderful post, everything is so beautiful I could not choose a favourite. I have been with Angela Sweby today and saw the remarkable bag that you made her she had all her stitching bits in it for a meeting of the Sampler Guild that I went to.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great post Margaret! I love all your bags and the door hanging heart is so pretty! Awesome finishes!

Katherine said...

Love all your bags, especially the red "Sewing" bags. Where did you come up with the pattern?

Chrissie said...

Your blog posts are always a delight and I just love all the new finishes you have shown us this time. Beautiful!!

Chrissie

Cari-in-VA said...

Oh my goodness! Your bags are just beautiful - amazing! And the little pin cushions that match.

And that LHN piece that you made into a bag is gorgeous. When you decide to start selling, count me as your first customer! I'll take one of each!

Chookyblue...... said...

as per usual just LOVE all your sewing.....the bags are beautiful and I have plans for a bag out of the rouenneries fabrics.....just waiting for the fabric to arrive for the stitchery......

staci said...

DROOL!!! Everything is absolutely gorgeous, of course!!! Your bags are so beautifully stitched...one could never have enough of those gorgeous creations! I adore those darling "sewing" bags, and their handles are perfection! Love your embroidery and cross stitch, and well, I just love it all!!!

ozjane said...

delightful bunch of bags there.
I love those fabrics also ..think I have resisted so far as the one lot I ordered were out of stock.
I also have odd pieces of embroidery lying around, especially machine embroidery and the pin cushion is a lovely idea and result.
Might get me sewing again.....

Karen said...

Your bags are gorgeous! I just love the fabrics and finishing is stunning!

Sandra said...

Margaret, you have really excelled yourself this time, so many perfect pieces of work, your house must be bursting at the seams :o)) I love what you have done with the Travelling Stitcher, such a brilliant idea.

Carin said...

I enjoyed looking to your photo's, what a beautiful things you made.
I love the sewingbag and pincushion !!

Michelle said...

Oh Margaret what wonderful photos. How talented you are. Hey my initials are MG too! I adore the Sewing Bag - so pretty. Michelle x

Michelle said...

What a beautiful collection of stitching and sewing! I love all the finishes and the way you finished the LHN project is really stunning!

Dovilė said...

perfect works:) I love how you finish these bag and stitching pieces:)

Sally said...

Oh wow I am in total awe of your beautiful bags Margaret. I absolutely love your travelling stitcher one.

Pat said...

Another beautiful post Margaret. I know how lovely your bags are as I have a couple living here with me now. I love them and think of you when I use them and that is every day! Keep busy, i can't wait for your next post.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful work, as always Margaret.
I especially love the sewing bags you made, they are wonderful!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your work is so beautiful. Love seeing it all.

Sandy

Marsha said...

Your bags are wonderful. I love to sew bags too and have two cut out and ready to sew. I love the colors and embroidery stitching. Very pretty.

Анна - Зонт said...

Margaret! Beautiful work as always!!!

Mary said...

Oh my, your work is so beautiful. I particularly love the red bag at the top of the post - beautiful! I have bought some of that material but all I do is look at it, my sewing machine and I are not very compatible. Thanks for showing your treasures.
Mary

quilterfaye said...

Exquisite! your stitching, colurs, and quilting. I love them all. You are a true Fibre Artist!!

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Beautiful!! I especially like the sewing bag -- so sweet.

Jeanne said...

Oh my! I too love bags of all sorts - yours are wondeful - congratulations!! I made the Charm Party tote in pinks and blacks and love it. Thank you for sharing all of this - hmmm maybe I should put some of my stitching on a bag too!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Margaret,

I always love visiting your blog and see all the wonderful creations you make. I think you must be a "Master" of creating "Bags" they are all soo very beautiful. I also love your Hearts they are all truly beautiful too. I really like the Rouenneries fabric. i have not ever seen it before. I have not saw the "Sew" Cath Kidston book before either. I also love the very very lovely Lace you displayed some of your things on in this post. Do you make Lace too??? Hugs Judy

Brigitte said...

Oh my, oh my, so much eye candy. I love your bags, Margaret, for me you are the Queen of bags. And all the other smalls are just wonderful.

Françoise said...

Always Gorgeous work Margaret!!!
Françoise

DaleC said...

I love looking at all the projects you complete...they are beautiful!

Catherine said...

It is LOVELY.
It was a good thing to take your time between these two posts, because frankly, it would take me time to see and study these photos !!!!

Labores de Mercedes said...

Awesome, everything looks gorgeous but I've just fallen in love with the totes.

Teri said...

What beautiful bags and finishes. I love your fabric choices. Great job on all of them!

Thé Framboises said...

Tout est vraiment merveilleux...Joli choix de tissus !!
Catherine.

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Beautiful projects! I love the Charm party tote - I have made it two times myself. Am looking forward to doing more exploring on your blog!

patchworkpalace said...

what beautiful projects...I really like the little sewing bags.

Carolien said...

Oh Margaret, you always get it done: I'm sitting here with my mouth wide open. Everything is so beautiful!!! Wow!!! You are such an artist, I can only dream of that ...

Big hug, Carolien

John'aLee said...

What amazing work you do!! I am so impressed!

l'atelier de lolie said...

Could you tel me where you are found the pattern (the bag red and blue). Very beautiful. Thanks

l'atelier de lolie said...

Excuse me my new blog is "Lin, Dentelles et autres passions"

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Charm Party Tote has two large pockets on the insideand a great little envelope style pocket on the outside.

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These are lovely and pretty bags.