9 August 2013

This week ......

...... I made a bag

I took some of my lovely little Tilda scraps



and cut them up into little 2" squares


and then I sewed them all together
 I added some pretty lace, mother of pearl buttons, some pretty handles made from some more lovely Tilda and then....
I lined it with a pretty sea green polka dot and used a another piece of Tilda for the back 

Oh how I love my new bag, it is just perfect to take on holiday with me, but wait......would you like to see what I put inside?



 Oh you would......








Exciting isn't it........







Are you ready..........







Yes.....







Here, you go.........





Something new for me, gorgeously soft, pretty yarn.  I have for a long time been envious of peoples yarny creations.  I love reading Attic 24, Mary Jane's Tearoom, Coco Rose Textiles oh the list goes on.  I was however the other day on Pink Milk and there was a link to this shop and I just went for it.  To be honest I had no idea what I was going to make or how much I would need, I just picked a selection of pretty colours. (Isn't that waht you are mean't to do?)  Ater much deliberation,  I went for Drops Muskat Cotton, which, when I purchased was on offer so I believe it was fate.



After playing with the scrummy balls of loveliness, (quite honestly I get so much pleasure just doing this) and seeing how the colours worked together, I realised I needed to have some kind of plan.  So I found my copy of Crochet magazine that the lovely ladies at Molly Makes had given me when we went to see them at Stitch earlier this year, packed my crochet hook roll that mum had made me and I've decided that I am going to have a go at Granny Squares

I'll let you know how I get on, I hope I can do it, I'm rather liking the idea of a nice snuggly lap blanket!!
Right must dash, there are sand castles being planned as I speak!!

9 comments:

  1. Oh my what scrummy loveliness to behold. The colours in the bag are beautiful and then to reveal those yarns inside... oooh I do love your colour combinations... Happy Hooking ~ Sarah x

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  2. Your bag is absolutely gorgeous! The fabrics and colors are scrumptious...and oooh that yarn!!! I do hope you have fun with it, beware it is just as addicting as sewing, lol! Enjoy...xx

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  3. Fab bag! And I can't wait to see how you get on with crochet!! Bet you'll love it!! xx

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  4. Ooh, your bag is so pretty Sarah!...I love the fabrics and colours and the pretty decorative details you've added. Gorgeous, delicious yarns too in some of my favourite shades...can't wait to see your progress! (I love Simply Crochet magazine)
    Happy Weekend ♥
    Susan x
    P.S Thank you for the mention!

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  5. Thank you so much everyone!!! It was lovely to do some stitching all for me. Two days into our holiday and it's safe to say I'm hooked on crochet!! Be warned there is going to be a mass of photo's when I get back!! Sarah xo

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  6. Hi Sarah your bag is so lovely. Adorable fabrics. I have rediscoverd crochet recently and am loving it. So many things I want to do !!!! Anne x

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    1. Thank you Anne, I am loving the crochet, I have never done it before and I am thrilled with the results, although I think it will be a while before I am snuggling under a blanket!! xo

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  7. good luck with your crochet, I am start starting to do it this year too, I struggle with it a bit, can't seem to remember which are doubles and which are trebles. Love your pretty bag!
    Debxx

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    1. Thank you Deb, I'm keeping it very simple at the moment making Granny squares using just two stitches! I'm thoroughly hooked I must say!! xo

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