Sunday, January 4, 2009

New bag

Wow, I finally managed to get a little sewing done today. And you know what, my mood is a little brighter now too. It's amazing what a little crafting therapy can do.

I started playing with a jelly roll not sure what I was going to make .... a cushion? a pillow? a table runner? But finally ended up putting together this sweet tote. Isn't this fabric just adorable? I've been saving this up for a special project and I am so glad I did. I love the musky country colours.

I had already made a few suffolk puffs from a pack of charm squares from the same fabric range, so I incorporated these as well. A few just for decoration, like these blue ones across the top. But the other tan one is to hide the stitching of a velcro dot used to secure the opening of the front patch pocket.

And lots more pockets inside, each one secured with another velcro dot, and tidied up with another puff. And another velcro dot to close the bag. Gee, these velcro dots are great. They are self-adhesive so they stay in place without pins while I stitch them.


Dandelion Quilts said...

This is a sweet bag! I love the prints. What a good idea for a jelly roll. I received all your information for the swap and I will email you on Tuesday with your information for your partner.

Sheri Howard said...

Hi Vanessa, I love this little bag with the yo-yos, did you use the yo-yo maker? If not, you must get one. I signed up for the Valentine swap. I love Valentine's day, it is my FAVORITE holiday. I have happy memories from grade school about Valentines day since it was one of 3 holidays our school celebrated. The room moms would bring pink frosted heart shaped cookies, and one year someone brought red Hawaiian Fruit Punch, I had never had it, it was SO delicious! I love the colors red and pink very best--equally, probably because of Valentine's Day....I am happy I found your blog. P.S. I am your secret partner,so be expecting a package soon! Sounds like you have a lot of fun projects in the works! Keep Sewing!

Gabbie said...

Your tote is gorgeous,love the fabrics you used and the suffolk puffs are so cute. You have given me inspiration.