Sunday, November 23, 2008

More Bags - Busy, Fun, Weekend!

Peg from Happy In Quilting wants to know if I have a shopping problem or an addiction - work out what you can, because I really don't know (lol)! I do know I had a lovely day yesterday sewing.

Homespun Workshops visited our patchwork group on Thursday and had a lovely bag pattern so I popped in Friday to their shop to pick up this pattern, and, of course, a wee bit more fabric! I'm so happy with the way this bag turned out - lovely shopping bag size! A really neat pattern, nice pockets and all and I'm very into these lovely happy, modern fabrics at the moment - I think the feature fabric here is Summer in the City! Hope to get some more fat-quarters through the week.

Now this cutie above, is an enlargement of Pink Penguins tutorial for little fabric baskets! I did something silly (now, that's not like me!) - the lower fabric is too busy for the contrasting squares and it is a beautiful piece of fabric - a reproduction of Gustave Klimpt's work - now he was an Austrian Symbolist painter (1862-1918).
Anyhow, I am really happy with the way the basket turned out, so thanks again, Ayuma - wonderful inspiration for me! It is about 12" wide, 10" deep, 3 1/2" base and 14" handles. I also put pockets in the lining. It's big enough for a quick trip to the shops or a nice size for a hand project, such as knitting!
Mmmm, might be a nice Chrissie present for a sock-knitting girl! We are having a sock-knitting demo here on 2 Dec.
Today I must become a domestic engineer again - not a good thought!
Hugs and thanks for visiting - Lurline!

9 Lovely People said ...:

Christine said...

Love that bag Lurlinf, what is the pattern called would like to make some for christmas.
Can you let me know if my emails are coming through as I am sending them from the web instead of my mail box.
cheers
Christine
ps. you having an addiction???? I sure hope soooo.. it would be the same as mine,vbg

Lurline said...

I know so many with the problem/addiction - It is like belonging AA (lol)!
Hugs - Lurline!

Julia said...

Great bags Lurline!
love the first one the most.I can see you shopping with that bag
You addicted to shopping or fabric...Nah! hmmm.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LOL....oh Lurline but I do know one thing...you are very talented...love the bags...so bright and happy.....

Shari said...

Tha bags are great! How on earth do you find time to shop, sew, socialise and be a domestic goddess? You are an amazing woman!
Hugs Shari

clare said...

There are quite a few of us with that addiction , aren't there ? Clare's Craftroom

em's scrapbag said...

I love the bags. The one with all the little squares is my favorite.

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Anonymous said...

Lurline,
I have made the baskets from Pink Penguin's tutorial and love your bag! Could you share your cutting directions on SCQ when you return from retreat please? These would make great gifts!
Rowena