Thursday, 27 March 2014

No photographs please ....

Today I am bag-making!

I'm a little behind schedule this month.  Why is it that time just flies by when you have so many things you want to do?

Anyway, as per usual I'm not doing things the easiest way - I'm in the process of making two bags for a swap on Ravelry.  And because they are for someone else I daren't post any photographs for fear that she may see it!

So hold your breath and as soon as they are finished and she's received them I will post photos for you to see.

A little teaser until then ... she likes sheep!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

The REAL Knot Bag ...

I can finally put the photos up of the final Knot Bag I made and sent as it has been received now!

I chose two Japanese-style fabrics that were of the same print but different colour-ways as I wanted to make the bag reversible.  All the recipient had requested was browny pinky shades.

So here are the pictures ...

Complete with my little label - which I think gives it more of a professional look
and also says it's ME who made it!

Peeking inside

And as it's reversible - the other colour-way ....

Which colour-way do you prefer?

And inside this way round ...

And the bottom! 
I top-stitched all round it and the handles to give it more of a polished finish. 
I am rather pleased with the finished product  

And even better - the lady in Canada who received it - said it was perfect!
Woo hoo!
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Sunday, 2 March 2014

A Trial Knot Bag Run ....

In one of the swaps I have taken part in someone asked for a Knot Bag. 

So as I love bags and making them I offered to make one.  (I did google quite a bit before offering!)

Anyway I thought the best way would be to make my own pattern and make a trial run - just to make sure I got it right.

And here is my trial run - modelled very nicely for me by Adam ....

In Color Order: Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial

If you're anything like me - you'll love bags!

I'm signing up for a swap in March to make a project bag and this was one of the links.  I may well be using this as inspiration ...

In Color Order: Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial: Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial , a photo by jenib320 on Flickr. I love making bags! In my opinion, you can never have too many. Especial...