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Friday, 6 April 2012

New shopping Bag

Tahdah... I can go shopping now I have a new bag! There isn't a pattern I just cut and hoped for the best. I did come unstuck with that method as, even tho it was measured ever so carefully, one side was larger than the other! Nearly gave up then I can tell you, but we are a tenacious lot in our house and had a light bulb moment and added an extra bit of material around the top of the orange velvet which I think looks OK.

Back view which I've left plain in case I get so many bargains the bag gets to heavy to carry and Head Honcho has to carry it!!  (All tho he really likes it, he's said that no way is he ever going to carry it anywhere :0D )



 This is the inside. Made from a skirt that was in the Tesco sale. Didn't see until it was home that it had lots of seams in it so not the huge piece of fabric that I wanted. Never mind it's done the job. There is a little side pocket for bits and pieces.

 

                                        
                            Close up of the Quirky Houses. I really like the blue                                 roofs against the orange velvet.


     The free hand embroidery. The green leaves and stems took one and three quarters skeins of anchor thread. Three strands were used through out.


Since taking the above photos I've stitched down the lace with a tiny stitch at each point as for some reason they kept rolling over.
So there ya go, finished! Nice and bright and zany, just my cup of tea. Made from a wool blanket and some velvet which were already in my stash. If you spot me in Tesco's with my bag, come up and say Hello!

Here is a linky to Wendy's Handmade Monday blogspot.

16 comments:

  1. Wonderfully fun. I'll run up snd say "Hey, you're the bag lady!"

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  2. I'll just run up and mug you :) It's lovely and has certainly got me rummaging through my stash again.

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  3. This is far too lovely to put shopping in - just for posing! Have a lovely Easter.
    Jo x

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  4. They'll be following you round Tesco wanting to know where you got it from ..... a gorgeous one of a kind Penni special xx

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  5. Wonderful bag Penni - possibly too good for Tesco.

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  6. Looks great, I have to agree with your OH it is nice but just a little girly for a bloke to carry ;)

    Drew

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  7. Very cute. I love the houses, it's too nice for Tesco, I'd hang it on the wall :)
    twiggy

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  8. It's turned out beautifully!
    I like your way of thinking for leaving the back plain. ;)

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  9. It's fab - far too good for Tesco. Love the orange and blue together x

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  10. You'll definitely be noticed with that one! No hiding for you!

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  11. Just gorgeous. I'd be happy to carry it anywhere, although I think somewhere classier than Tesco would be in order.

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  12. It is absolutely gorgeous.... so never give up coz there is always something surprising coming in the end :)

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  13. They are incredible! Love your blog btw :) x

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