Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Bags Of Fun

Yet Another  'Lots Of Pockets Tote'

Last week I found some lovely new fabrics in my local shop  Creative Quilting  at Hampton Court. The shop is full of fabrics, craft books and any kind of notion imaginable, (and the staff are very friendly).  They also hold regular classes. It is far too tempting to be on my doorstep! 

'Grey Steel Spot' by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman

'The Grey Steel Spot' by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman really caugh my eye and the lime green 'Backyard Baby' by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller is enchanting ... can you see the little snails crawling along it?

'Backyard Baby' by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller

As I am still perfecting this fiddly bag pattern by Keyka Lou  I decided to give it one more try with these lovely fabrics. So here goes ...

That snazzy bag again!

I have cut the twenty one fiddly pieces, which was very time consuming and I have even chosen a pretty button and bought a magnetic snap.  Yes - this time I really am ready to go.

Pattern cut and all ready to go

The chosen button - isn't it cute?

The lovely button came from the same supplier as before - Blumenthallansing.com and costs just around £1.00. I bought mine (they come in packs of three) at  Creative Quilting  along with too many others.

Now to iron on the fuseable stiffener (did I tell you a million times just how much I hate ironing?) Now with the horrid bits out of the way I can go and say 'Hello' to Jolly Janome and enjoy myself a bit.

Ironed - I'm loving that button!

I have been on jury service these past two weeks with very little time to myself ... and then there was a family dinner, the farmer's market, and a pub lunch to fit in, and of course the sun to way-lay me so I quite like these small items that can be made in the hour or two that I just may have to spare.

I shall update this post later in the day - if the sun will allow it!


Well the sun is too hot for prolonged outdoors (I am a very pale person) so the bag was completed in a quiet moment .

Ta Da!

Sewing went well on the exterior

And also in the interior

And the button looked great

It was only at this critical point that I realised that I had cut all the lovely lime green fabric with the snails crawling UP the bag instead of ACROSS!   



  1. Sun? Sun?!! Huh! Well I hope it rains so you can get this bag sewn ;o)

  2. Like your choice of fabric I will look forward to seeing your bag finished think it will be very swish.

  3. Looking forward to seeing it - I love getting all the grafting bits out of the way before the sewing x

  4. Well, we have plenty of snails crawling up our walls so your bag is absolutely fine - and lovely.


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