Saturday, 30 April 2016

Bags, bags, bags!

I'm still in catch up mode round here, it's really not sewing and blogging season, it's gardening season! But just time to squeeze a quick post in....

After finishing my Cathedral Windows Tote Bag, I was in the mood for more bags, and decided they'd also make good Christmas presents - yes, it's Ho, ho, ho time of the month again, the perfect way to get yourself organised for Christmas well in advance!

So here are another three:

First up, this one was a thrifted embroidered cushion cover originally. But it was one of those covers which is just slip stitched closed on one side, so if you want to wash it you have to unpick it then sew it up again when it's clean. Those kind of cushions are never a good idea in my house, they basically would never get washed! But it was very easy to convert it into a quick, lined tote bag - in just the same kid of way as my Cathedral Windows tote.

Then a patchwork snail bag in just the same way, it had been way too long since I'd made any snails...

More earthy colours this time rather than my regular rainbow snails

And lastly this bright, cheery one.

This one is looking slightly creased because it's actually a fold away one and it's spent the past few weeks folded up into a small bundle. I loosely followed instructions here, but the main part of my bag came from a table cloth which already had beautifully neat seams so my version was a little simpler, and I decided to box the corners on the bottom of mine too.

Here it is all folded up, perfect to tuck away in a handbag.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Celtic Thistle Stitches - for Ho, Ho, Ho. Happy Weekend to you all, extra happy in the UK since it's a longer, Bank Holiday Weekend, hurray!



  1. Very lovely! I hope that your garden is going well. We got tomatoes and eggplant and carrots planted last weekend here.

  2. They're all wonderful.

  3. They are lovely. I'm picking the snail as my favorite for the extra fun factor.

  4. I love the snail Sally!

    I am delighted to tell you that you are the winner of the HHHaoWS giveaway. Can you get in touch to arrange for delivery?

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