Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Proof that I do Sew!

I found my camera (but not its case - oops!) still I can show you what I have been up to lately!

Firstly if you lurk (or stalk, as I called my friend -sorry T) please say hello! Thanks for checking in, even though I've been rubbish lately.I do appreciate everyone, whether you lurk or not!

Firstly some beautiful tulips that a good friend bought me, as a thank you. They are greatly appreciated, I love spring flowers.

What is this you may ask! Yep, I made it today, it's the cutest little summer handbag that I made from Made by Rae's Buttercup Pattern (free on her blog). Everything was spot on with this pattern and instructions, so congratulations to her, for her time and effort and generosity in giving us this!

I used an Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabric, the great thing is, it only took up 2 fat quarters, one for the outside and one for the lining.

The interior has a small pocket, and again I used a spotty, dotty Amy Butler Midwest Modern fabric.

The bag should fit keys, mobile phone, a small purse, not my current one which is bursting to the seams with receipts, school vouchers, stamps etc etc and maybe your sunglasses! Which yes, I have been wearing these last few days! Spring is here!!!! (I'm very happy about this)

Here is the proof that I did make the Simplicity 3835 top the other week. I need to add in the elastic on the sleeves again, I did them too tight at first, but basically done! Yeah. Looks a bit shapeless on the hanger, but with jeans, a belt and some jewellery looks pretty good.

So I am back visually, as well as verbally! Will be showing more things that I have made in recent weeks very soon!


Kristen said...

Ok, I usually lurk, but here I am commenting. :) When I saw that bag, I just had to say something - I keep seeing it everywhere! And it's adorable. I think it's official - I need to make it now. And I won some fat quarters from Sew Mama Sew last month, so may put one of them to work...

craftyclaire said...

Thanks Kristen, that's really kind of you. Definitely make the bag, it is adorable. My sister has put in a request for one now as well! 2 fat quarters and you have a very sweet, small, summber bag!

Rachel said...

Can't wait for my bag. It's so cute.