Friday, 1 August 2014

Bags of colour!!

Hello my friends. Not so nice today but it means I've not had to get out with the watering can!! So instead I've had the sewing machine out again, I was actually intending to do some stitching on a card but decided to get out the pile of fat quarters that fell into my basket last time I visited Pauline's Patchwork in Dorchester.

You may remember that I showed one of these before using a pattern that was in a Create and Craft magazine. Well here's another and this time  I added a flap with a press stud fastening. I've only just realised that I haven't top stitched the upper edge...whoops!! Best toddle back up and finish it off properly!!

I thought I would play along at these challenges

4 Crafty Chicks #205 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs August - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend #4 - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Sew What?

The forecast looks changeable for the weekend but whatever you are up to have a good one!!

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome. xx


Asha said...

Oh Sarah! What a fabulous project! You are so crafty, my friend. Sorry I haven't been around much. It's been one thing or another ... well, that's my life!
hugs, Asha

Lorraine said...

A very pretty bag Sarah. love the pretty fabric and vibrant colours.
Lorraine x

Laine said...

Fabulous colourful summer project Sarah. I love it.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous, love that bright pretty fabric :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. Such a fabulous design and I love the fabrics you have used.
Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month too.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sarah, Brilliant bag and very useful for this time of year. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carole said...

This is gorgeous Sarah, love the nice bright colours & the addition of the fastening is a great idea. I did have a go at one after seeing your earlier post but not completely happy with it. May have another go!
Carole xXx

Annette said...

WOW, I really love this. I love the strip across the width and the flap you've added. Wish I'd seen that pattern, it's fab and something to make in lots of colours or give as gifts.

Pollard Carole said...

Gorgeous what a great design and such great colours so talented Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Leeann said...

You are so talented with the sewing machine! Mine is sitting neglected, waiting for me to learn how to use it and give it some love :) Beautiful bright bag and gorgeous fabrics!

Thanks so much for linking up at Crafting By Designs!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a fab and colourful bag. I love the style, and the great summery colours.
You are very clever.
I am now hopeless with sewing as it takes me so long to thread a needle even with a needle threader.
Now yesterday I struggled to get my sewing machine out of a cupboard.
Nearly gave up half way through the project as my needle threading of the machine was taking me so long.
It's then when I realize I need that eye op.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Karon said...

This is fabulous. I love the colours of the fabric! Oh, by the way, you did guess right, I am a Welshy :-) It is so weird to hear yourself on video - I thought I had lost that accent years ago LOL! Guess not. Have a great weekend.

Sarah R said...

Oooh that's fab Sarah! Love the colours - my sewing skills are non-existent, can't even get the machine to work on my cards half the time!!


Tamie said...

Wish I could sew the way you do! This is simply spectacular. Loving the fabric. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

Tamie 4CC DT

Patricia said...

Ooooo!!! I like, I really like your beautiful bag.
I find my machine very heavy so have not been using it so much lately
Seeing your fantastic bag make me want to start cutting and putting together again.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love it Sarah, love the vibrant colours and a fab bag created..a huge credit to

The Journey is the Start

Liz McGuire, said...

Wow! Please come and show me! I'd love to be able to do this, Liz x

Lynsey said...

Hi Sarah
What a gorgeous bag! I love the style and colours!
Hugs Lynsey x

vic said...

Wow sarah this is so beautiful! I'm jealous of your creative ways ;) love the bright fun colours too you should be extremly proud this is one gorgeous bag!!


Vic x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous bag...Thanks for playing along with us at A Bit Crafty this month.
Wendy x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A gorgeous bag, the fabric is beautiful!

Lisa S. said...

I'm so impressed Sarah! This is terrific!!!