Did this using machine applique this morning; need to finish it with some handstitching details. I wasn't sure if I would be able to do it all on the machine but managed it fine. My skills in this area have definately improved since my first attempt at machine blanket stitch a few years ago. Thankyou 'Little Macca's Farm' for getting me going!
Love working with wool.
The bag is from Anni's book 'The World as it Should Be'.
So is the bag below that I made the night before we went away in Novemeber, i between packing and cooking dinner. Because I opted not to do the punchneedle this fabulous bag was finished in under an hour - cutting, stitching on buttons, everything!
This is a great size (small) as I am not a big handbag person; this size suits me for most shopping trips. I do take bigger bags to carry mail, books (we are always reading here), nappies, hair brushes etc
My little bag sits inside a bigger one. I use it like other people use a wallet.
I don't have a wallet or purse anymore (quite happy without too); my coins sit in the bottom of the bag and my cards and notes are....wait for it....held together with a small hair elastic; two elastics; in case we need to use one! No more busted wallets here!
The earthy colours Anni used in this little bag are great, it's not a solid brown either; but has a faint black line running through it.
Last night I came close to finishing these. Then needlecase says 'Bec's' instead of 'Sewing Store'; and the bag front will claim the bag as mine by saying 'Oh Sew Busy'; I don't like advertising personal details on bags for securitywhen out and about in towns and cities.
My friend Sandi in Berry has started me on a scrap journey. I shared a while back that she and I swapped bags of scraps. Well after I email her I will blog about what I am up to now.....