Back again…

Guess who? I know, daft question.

Well hopefully you’ve all eaten your Easter eggs and are now felling full and lazy. Well, I was feeling a tad lazy this weekend, the two of us don’t get that much time off together because of |Simon’s shifts so i didn’t think I could shut myself away sewing for the whole weekend. And we had to do the obligatory family thing on Sunday so that was a day when nothing could be done.

Anyway, I have some photos in hand to post of my latest makes and on Saturday I did make Simon a laptop bag. He was given a choice of fabrics and I have to say he chose well. Mind you, if he hadn’t I would have just made it in a better choice and not said anything. Whoops.

Black needlecord with a spotty lining and a contrasting pocket edging

the finished laptop bag. Black needlecord.

With yet another library book!

With the actual library book the idea came from. Didn’t follow the instructions though. What a rebel. Worked it out myself and measured the laptop to make sure it would be the right size. Nice book though. It has a pattern for a camera bag which I might have to make myself.

Here is also the bag that I made the other week that I have decided to keep for my very very own.

In my courtyard. (Sounds so much better than backyard)

The flap. With a self covered button to match....

the lining.

I lined it in a really nice dress fabric, gave it a magnetic clasp and a self covered button on the flap as it needed just a bit of something.

I dithered over buying the remnant of upholstery fabric when we were in Cambridge the other week and am so glad I did buy it. It was a bit expensive but it’s gorgeous.

I have all of the pieces cut out for a bucket bag in the same fabric but never got around to stitching it up at the weekend so maybe Thursday. I did start knitting instead and am making a jacket to go with the bootees I knitted before.

Look out for that next time.

I have also been playing aroung with these Online image generators for our 23 things and have come up with some good bits that I can print off onto card and give with my handmade bits and bobs. ( I have posh sew in labels already for my knitting!)

I made them at spiffytext.com

Also for my library chums, heres one for you…………….

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One thought on “Back again…

  1. Hi, just admiring your courtyard bag! You’ve managed to create some lovely bags, these are the things i am going to do when i retire… only got a few years to go. (13)…. perhaps I’ll get the mothballs out.

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