Saturday, August 13, 2011

it's been a little while...

It feels like ages since my last post - that's cause it has been.  The creative juices just haven't been flowing, I have been doing some hand quilting which is nowhere near finished so I won't share that just yet.  Last Wednesday evening I went along to a stitch 'n' knit night which is part of the Mulgrave Makers Market and I made this little zippered number with the lovely Justine.

 Just quietly, I was very happy about learning how to put in lining and I was pleased with the end result.  The little strip of denim on the bottom is there courtesy of a cutting error by me.  Oh well, I think it looks good with the boo boo.

The little project above inspired me to make this cute little Japanese lunch bag, which I found over here.  Nothing like a free download.  After a little talking on Wednesday night about fabric in stashes and how we don't cut into everything and the fact that we can't take it with us.  I cut into a much loved piece of linen, oh there are a few other pieces that I haven't cut into yet but I have made a start.  This bag was done in an evening and it's fully reversible.  If I had read the instructions properly I might have had the hand stitched part on the red on the inside - oh well, I still love it.  I can't imagine I'm going to be packing my lunch in it - I'll have to find another use.

 These flowers are on the back.
 It simply ties up at the top.