Friday, September 13, 2013

Who remembers Jubblies?

Well after a few well earned days away in St Annes on Sea and Kendal area I thought I had best update the blog with some of my latest bits and pieces.

Who remembers these?
When I was a youngster one of my favourite summer treats was a Jubbly, a drink which when frozen was eaten like a big ice pop. What has this got to do with sewing you say? Well, carrying on from my first attempt at an ipod cushion a conversation pointed me to a different design which is basically the same shape as a Jubbly. That and the colours of the materials I used to make a number of these for the up coming Handmade Market just reminded me of those childhood treats.
I am really beginning to enjoy working out how to make best use of the materials I obtained recently. It appeals to my type of creativity to try to make the pattern of material part of the design.
I recently bought a pair of nice curtains with a striped design, but not equal width stripes, and the weight of the material made it ideal for another bag. I decided on another backpack but wanted to play around with the pattern I had to make pockets on the sides. I have to say I am really pleased with the outcome.
This bag is slightly deeper than the original ones and has a pocket on either side.


  1. ooooh really like this one. You can never have too many pockets on a backpack. Can I suggest one on the front too?

  2. Thanks Freda, will try that on the next one. I intend each one to be different so that is something I can try.

  3. actually thinking that if I was designing a backpack I would have a pocket on the front but covered over by the top flap for extra security.