Sunday, 10 February 2013

I'm Chuffed...

...with this finish!!
After the weeks I have had of being busy with work & paid sewing, I jumped at my chance to do some sewing just for me.
Last year when I was part of the COLOUR Swap, my partner Carole included some very pretty embellishments, & I recently thought of a great way to show them off. It took me a while to find the right fabrics, but I am very happy with the result.

 You can see it's a very simple bag design, it took me just three sessions to make, but so lovely!
 I loved the process of the gathering, pinning, top-stitching, and especially stitching the pretties to the front panel of the bag
 The lining is so pretty too, made the same way as the outer. I used magnetic closures on the tabs rather than a button.

 Thank You Carole for these beautiful embellishments, & for inspiring my sewing in the way you have♥
This is a cross-off for my Sew It's Finished, and an item for OPAM too, woo hoo!
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Mr12 had a great first week in yr8, and the coming few days will see my two girls go to their respective Orientation Days for the start of Uni... dare I hope for a routine to re-enter my life?!
The coming few days will be a great opportunity for me to do some more sewing - we are forecast for some very hot days, so the air con will be my friend!

28 comments:

Anita said...

That is one sweet bag you have finished there!!! Love all the embellisments, you've done a great job.
Cheers, Anita.

Katie said...

Oh my goodness what a darling bag! I love the embellishments you used and the magnetic closures in the middle! Incredible job, Anthea! :)

Christine M said...

Your bag is lovely Anthea. The buttons and embellishments just set it off nicely.

katherine said...

Gorgeous bag and embellishments. I also hope that the girls have a great first day at uni and that your son enjoys year 8. No longer the babies of the school lol as my girls put it. Enjoy your sewing this week.

katherine said...

Gorgeous bag and embellishments. I also hope that the girls have a great first day at uni and that your son enjoys year 8. No longer the babies of the school lol as my girls put it. Enjoy your sewing this week.

katherine said...

Gorgeous bag and embellishments. I also hope that the girls have a great first day at uni and that your son enjoys year 8. No longer the babies of the school lol as my girls put it. Enjoy your sewing this week.

shez said...

well done Anthea,i love it ,very shabby chic.xx

Leanne said...

Your bag is absolutely beautiful.

Sharyn T said...

Love your bag and the fabric Anthea. My fav with the polka dots. Enjoy your week. Sharyn:)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Anthea...

Susan said...

I love the way you have used all those buttons etc - very creative. Hopefully the routine will settle quickly for you.

marina said...

a very pretty bag to display your embellishments, they look perfect!
don't give up hope of a routine returning, you never know...

Maria said...

What a fbaulous way to use your embellishments.. Bag looks great...
Yes VERY HOT here too..
Sew nice to be inside after in bob each morning..

retdairyqueen said...

Oh I do like your bag

Susan said...

Love your new bag, unusual design, and great use of the embellishments. Hope you get lots done tucked away in the aircon.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Darling bag. I love that pattern. What are the dimensions? Sweet embellishments. What a great finish, Anthea.

Maria said...

That's a beautiful bag, Anthea. Those buttons are so cute! :-)

gracie said...

A very pretty bag. Good way to use embellishments of this and that!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Oh that is so pretty...great design to show off pretty fabric and embellishments...I bet you get lots of compliments when you are using it, enjoy...

Kate said...

Love that bag, Anthea!!! The embellishments are delightful! Methinks you had fun with this. :)

Josie said...

Wow! Really pretty bag. Love the embellishments. Now all you need is a cute summer dress and somewhere nice to go.....;o) Enjoy your sewing time.

Lin said...

It's a really pretty bag and I love the embellishments.

sunny said...

What a beautiful bag! I love everything about it - what a great showcase for the embellishments.

Fiona said...

Fantastic Anita... I love the bag and those embellishments really make it ... great finish...
Hugz

Val Spiers said...

Your bag is beautiful. The buttons are perfect for it.

carole johnston said...

Just lovely,you are so clever and making me want to get the machine buzzing again! well done....

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new bag is gorgeous and I love your idea for using all the pretty buttons.

Deb R said...

The embellishments make this bag, well done!

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