Sunday, 19 October 2014

eeek two months since I blogged!

Yes I am still here but work has taken over my life at the moment. I'm finding it difficult to get my head round crafting but one of my workmates asked if I would make a bag for her so having chosen a pattern (which was a freebie I had from the internet), she went and bought some gorgeous fabric from Liberty and off I went.


The fabric pack came in 5-7 inch strips so in order to get a piece to fit my pattern template, I stitched the strips together.



 The bag has a really interesting top edge shape as well as an outside pocket...


 ...plus a couple of nice roomy inside pockets (you can just see I did some random quilting on the inside).

And finally the finished item.  I may have to make another one for me.

16 comments:

Annette G said...

wow its gorgeous, am sure she was thrilled to bits with it, hugs Annette x

Heather said...

Nice to have you back. The bag is beautiful as well as so practical. I envy your friend - she'll love it too.

Joanne said...

very nice, look forward to seeing the one you make for yourself.

hugs, Joanne

hazel said...

A fabulous bag - beautiful materials, your friend must have been very pleased with it.
xxx Hazel.

Gina said...

Good to see you back. Love the colours in the bag. It's gorgeous.

Sid said...

Wondered where you had been Carol ! That's a fab bag do you have a link to the free pattern?

Karin said...

I know that feeling where work takes over your life.
Well done Carol, you've done an amazing job on piecing that gorgeous fabric together and it looks like it could be reversible too.

Redanne said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous bag, I love the fabrics and the wonderful shape you created on the top. I would not have wanted to give this away, it is beautiful! Anne x

herminesplace said...

Fantastic, love it

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

Fabulous Carol! I knew you would make an excellent job.
totally love that top plum coloured fabric with birds & berries :)

As for the "work take over bid" - here is another affected party!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Lovely to see what you've been up to, what a gorgeous, gorgeous bag!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

That bag looks amazing! :). Lucky girl!!!

rosa amalia Marchiano said...

Hola! lindisimo el bolso!! me guswtan los colores!!

JoZart said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Carol! I love this bag you've made.... super design and great fabrics. I love the colours. You will love exhuberant color blog.. it's on my sidebar.
Jo x

Juls said...

Sorry I have not been round in ages, enjoyed looking at all your makes. This bag is just utterly gorgeous :-) xx

karen said...

welcome back!!!