I have been having fun today...I found this bag tutorial a while ago over on Melissa's blog. I couldn't find the right weight of fabric for it until today! I spied some curtain fabric I had covering the top of my old pine box. It was draped neatly over the box pretending to be attached to the lid. Obviously the fabric didn't want to be on the lid of an old pine box, it was waiting patiently to be turned into a shoulder bag. It does match my bedroom curtains though. Good job it's a present for Barry's daughter.
Denise gave birth to her second baby on Saturday, a little girl with red hair called Imogen. I love that name, I know Ali had it on her list of names too, it's been crossed off now lol..... I am looking forward to meeting this little bundle soon. Congratulations Dens!
The bag was a delight to make, I love the pattern, thanks Melissa!! I want to make one that's about 3 or 4 inches deeper next time. The curtain fabric was not quite firm enough for this bag, so I ironed on some interfacing to stiffen it up a bit, it worked fine. The other thing I did was to use one of the decorative stitches, that are built into my sewing machine, to edge the bag, instead just using a straight stitch. I really love the way it has turned out. The strap length is perfect too!
Those that are eagle-eyed will notice a photo in the bag sequence that isn't a bag at all, in fact it's something completely different but it will go into the bag along with some other bits and bobs I have been making, if you look closely in one of the photos there is a pattern sneaking into the shot..I'll show you soon enough but right now my eyes ache. I think I need new glasses. Too much close up work at the sewing machine. I never thought I would have to stop sewing because of my eyes!! I really hate getting old, my body is letting me down GGGggggrrrrr!!!
I love these little slide shows from Picassa, you can click on the individual photos for a closer look. I love my photography too and always want to show you more than one or two images and the slide show makes it easier to place them in the blog. All you have to do is copy some html and paste it into the post. So very clever!!!