Thursday, August 29, 2013

Little things

Well the sewing has continued but my computer muses have not really been flowing, the umph deserted me for a while, you know life getting in the way and all that.

I've made some more bags, another back pack and some more totes. I've designed an idea for a laptop/messenger bag so that is my next big project.

For now just a few of the little bits I've been fiddling with.

Oven mitts, these are made with proper heat proof wadding to protect those little pinkies from hot pots

The other cute little thing is this little girls shopping bag, I know I'm getting all girly in my old age. The pattern I adapted this from was originally to make gift bags but I can just see a nice girly girl wanting this as her shopping bag.

Well hopefully I can get through my doldrums and make the next blog a bit sooner and brighter. See you soon.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bags galore

I am probably one of a few women who don't really do bags. I hate carrying a handbag and certainly don't do the matching bag and shoes thing. However I have found myself making them in the past week or so. It started when I bought some curtains from a charity shop and thought the material would work well on a project I had been mulling over for a while. To my surprise it worked really well and I am very pleased with it.

The first backpack

Today I didn't have a lot of time for creative sewing as I had some repairs and alterations to do for myself and others but I did have an hours play and have just finished another bag. This time a simple tote (again from charity shop curtains).
Add these to the little toiletries bag I made at the weekend and they are beginning to build up into a nice collection.
They will be calling me the bag lady if I'm not careful!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pansies and presents

Today has been a busy day.
I finally managed to create this blog after much muttering into the coffee cup.
Then I was donated a lovely present of loads of material by my crafty druid, well my big brother!
Finally I finished this pansy themed table runner, so all in all a good what to have for dinner?

Well my first blog. This is my current stash of material and the aim is to turn most of this into saleable items by 5th October. So time for a coffee with  a spoonfull of inspiration.