Monday, 25 March 2013

NO SNOW ...

... for us in Cheshire ... thank goodness, my heart goes out to all those WITH snow drifts and WITHOUT power for cooking and heating xx I am VERY glad to live here protected by hills on 3 sides xx

I think we are just about caught up on all the sewing I did while in my lap-top-less time x I have one more project to show you... be warned this is proving to be an ON-GOING project.... so you will be seeing much of the same over the next few months xx

Got you interested?

WELL... its a bag x I had been to my friends house for tea, and we were having a brew .. I was moaning that I like patchwork bags BUT, they are always floppy... even with wadding! She has a couple of bags that I have made for her and she uses them on a regular basis ..... and she was saying that she likes them MUCH better than the-bags-for-life that advertise the shop/supermarket for free, and, although they last a long time soon look grubby and nasty xx


 As we began to put the world of bags to rights SHE  made a suggestion that I combine the 2 to produce a bag that is sturdy and looks good x

I just laughed... but the idea took hold and EVENTUALLY it was driving me crazy enough that I did just that!

The first bag was OK.... (inside bag cost 0.29 p!! not bad ... fabric from my stash!)

 
 
 
 

... however there were "things" that could be improved ! HOWEVER I enjoyed the process...AND I kept going ....changing and (hopefully) getting better ... NOW I AM MAD ABOUT BAGS ... well mine anyway xx

I don't want to send you all to sleep ... so I will just show you one more for today..

 
 
LOVE the inside fabric ... found it while looking for something else!!


I am  thinking that if I keep going for a couple of weeks I will have my Christmas presents made well in time xx mmmm MUST make sure to keep one for me xx

IN THEORY I should be making ... at the least.. a dent in my stash... cant see one yet! lol

Keep smiling

Diane xx

6 comments:

Maggi said...

Great bags and they will be so useful.

Glad you had a good time at the concert and I love those cushions you made.

Debra said...

Love the cat bag, great way to use and show off that fabulous fabric all the time.

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the idea! I'll bet that would be a great plan for even the bags my husband manages to catch on things and tear holes in. If I made them pink or flowered, he would leave them alone!

Shaz said...

That is a great idea, I may try it myself!

I love your bags, they will make great Christmas presents!

Jeneta said...

I think I could spend all day making bags!

mumasu said...

I love those bags Di, isn't funny how some lovely fabric always turns up when looking for something else. Costs me a fortune. haha.

I've just yesterday made my first lucky stars block and was thinking what am I going to do with these blocks and the idea came to me I could put them on shopping bags. I also thought some could be Christmas presents