Monday, 16 November 2009

Something different

I spent Saturday at my local embroiderers guild (and most of yesterday) putting this bag together. Quite a change for me to cut out something like this from scratch. I found it really challenging trying to cut out the pieces accurately just using a cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler. Anyway, the result's good and I've got a really useful bag. Anyone who's interested the pattern can be bought here. The colours are slightly too bright and it's really a more mellow, autumnal colour than this.

20 comments:

joanne wardle said...

ooooooooooooooo it's gorgeous!!

and looks really useful too!

Lottie said...

Oh lucky you having a Guild to attend - and its gorgeous - and is a fabulous combination of colours

Chris said...

Carol, it's beautiful. Looks like it will hold lots. :o)

mimilove forever said...

Well you rose to the challenge and whipped it into shape! Beautiful bag...I love the shape...would like to see one with your stampwork on too! x:)

Heather said...

That is one handsome bag Carol - and it looks very well made. It's practical as well as lovely to look at. I've never mastered cutting with a rotary cutter and am hopeless at being accurate.

Lynne K said...

Beautiful and useful too. It's lovely.

Karin said...

Carol it looks fabulous.

Audrey said...

WOW! Its fab! Looks really intricate in terms of the cut - but really useful, love the pockets. Great work Carol xxx

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

ooooooo yesssssss...fantastic!!

Marilyn Rock said...

This is stunning! You really did a beautiful job with this! Love it Carol! xxoo

Carrie said...

love the pockets Carol - definitely a very useful type of bag and what a great job you did too.

penibear said...

I love it, specially the pockets, and the gorgeous material.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

love the fabric combination - great bag!

craftytrog said...

How lovely! It's great to do something a bit different 'Dot'! Lol! xx

Cath Wilson said...

Looks great and useful too :) Is it a lovely rust and butterscotch type combo? Looks like it - great choice of colours, whatever. Did you make it by hand or by machine? Too many questions, lol?

Janny said...

Beautiful!

hazel said...

Great bag, love the colours. xxx

Sarita said...

Oh wow Carol, this is fantastic. Really lovely colours and I love the design too,
Love Sarita xx

Anne Jagger said...

What a beautiful bag.

stampdiva said...

This is stunning. Imagine having the talent to make your own bags. Cannot wait to see your next bag. Lynne M