Thursday, 26 May 2011

My Reversible Bucket Bag and The Bag Making Bible.

The weather today is awful it is cold and windy and the rain has lashed it down all day, so an afternoon sewing was on the cards, well not quite on the cards as I haven't made a card for ages. I loved this fabric as soon as i saw it on the web, I bought it from J B Quilting Fabrics and was so impressed with the speedy delivery.the fabric is call Maison de Garance by Moda fabric.

I think I like the red side better. The button flower I made into a brooch so I can pin it to the reverse side when I fancy a change.
This bag is so useful, it has about six patterns and lots of tutorials and tips.
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Friday, 20 May 2011

Sunkissed messanger bag

Sorry I,ve been a bad blogger lately  unlike some, I don't have a Golden Doggy Blogger Buddy. Buddy really is the most amazing dog in the world. When his Mum Kath is busy he writes her blog diary for her, he know's how much Kath's many followers miss her so much if she misses a day. In fact we all worry if she does miss a day,which is hardly ever.

I'm nearly at the end of my sunkissed fabric, just a few scraps left which I don't think is bad considering what I've made with just 1/2metre of each, and a jelly roll. I love this summery fabric so think I will have to order more. I found a pattern in a quilt mag, and think I will be making more in lots of different fabrics just need lots of different fabric.
It is Brian's captain's day tomorrow at the golf club so we have been busy organising that it will be a great day with a BBQ in the evening, just hope the weather is fine. The forcast here is the south sounds promising.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

My Sunkissed set

More of my sunkissed sewing project a Pocketed Tote Bag and make-up bag and a loyalty card wallet and a water bottle carrier. I even made a key ring holder which I stitched inside of the bag.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2011


No it's not me who been sunkissed, can't get a tan to save my life, the fabric by Sweetwater is call Sunkissed and I love it. A little snack sack made with some of the leftover coated fabric from the last one, and a little canvas gift bag although I think this would make a nice little gift on it's own.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

More Little Bags, some things come in three's.

Some things come in three's like these little bags that I made from a pack of  2 honey buns from JB Quilting Here  Honey bun rolls are rolls of fabric very neatly cut 1.1/2 inches wide.
Other things that come in three's are minor mishaps, when I broke my glass milk frother jug yesterday i thought what else, these things come in 3's well i managed to get though the rest of the day, made a drink went up to bed jumped in, maybe I shouldn't have jumped, and crack! I broke the bed so we had to get out, take the mattress off and noticed a bid of wood that holds the slats up had cracked so Brian had to go and get his drill and managed to fix it. Good job I had lost all that weight or it might have been worse. anyway by now Brian's drink was cold so I went down to the kitchen and put his drink in the microwave for a minute, when I took it out the microwave went dead, thought it might just be the fuse, changed the fuse but no, it is has completely died, so now we have to go out and buy a new one. Hope I can get through today without any mishaps.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Lunch Sack

Whilst blog hopping, (which I do a lot of) I came across Sweetwater, and I just love the fabric called Sunkissed and these little Lunch sacks. So I visited there Esty shop and puchased the pattern and the fabric kit. I ordered it on the 22nd and it came on Tuesday, i was very impressed it came so quick, seeing as it came from the US and dispite all the holidays. Anyway couldn't wait to make it, the floral fabric is coated, I've never sewn with coated fabric before which is Ok if you sew on the reverse but it sticks like hell to the sewing foot on the right side.  I didn't have a choice with the fabric, but very happy with what came.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Phoebe Bag

It seems that the old card-making has taken a back seat at the moment, I'm really into sewing at the moment, which isn't a bad thing, but I don't want the sewing to take over from the card-making but I just haven't got any Mojo for it at the moment.
I have lots of projects in mind and will share them as and when I make them. Here is the bag I made yesterday it is called Phoebe, don't ask me why, I found the pattern here at Rebeka Lamberts blog where there  is a few free patterns. The fabric is Amy Butler from the Love collection.