Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Harem of Bags

(Been a while since I have gotten to make up a collective noun)

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Final instalment of my productivity from the Crafty Mamas retreat.
Bags are a good thing to do as no overlocker needs to be lugged 800kms
and they are generally quick and rewarding.

First up...
The Moonshine Stella bag

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Loved the design
but the end result was a little puffy for me,
even though I used lightweight vilene.

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Next time I would probably just use interfacing.
(I am sure somewhere in the world it is a crime to use interfacing in bags
but I do it a lot for my own bags. Shhhh!)

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Next up I am a few key fobs.
My latest fun thing to do.
Fast, easy and people love them.

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(there might have *ahem* been another cute little red riding hood one...
...but now there isn't)

Next bag was the uhandbag's Kyoko Frilled pouch.
I have had the pattern and frame for this for a long time
but hadn't gotten around to making it up.
Fast to make up
with effective results.

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But what I really like about this is
that you undo a couple of screws,
remove the pouch
and put a different one on.
You can change ot to suit your occasion or your colour scheme.

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I have some frames in my stash so I can see me making more of these
for gifts.

And lastly...

I used some vintage fabrics to make a little wallet
(can't find the pattern at the moment so can't tell you which pattern exactly)

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The exterior fabric came from an ebay purchase.
A huge pile of the fabric in different colourways,
cut up into some swatches small enough to put a lot of people off apparently.
But big enough for me to see small wallets, purses, pockets and the like.

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So that it is.
In spite of spending a lot of time drinking and chatting,
I did get a fair bit of crafting done.
Certainly at the expense of my beauty sleep.
But well worth it. 


Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Wow what an effort ... the key fobs are brilliant!

Karen said...

The wallet is so cute! I need to know the pattern.

Also loving the fobs, might be needing a tutorial on those me thinks ;)

Lola Nova said...

Love the wallet and those vintage fabrics! Just made up a bag for my mom, now I need to make one up for myself but, too many great patterns to choose from. You did get quite a lot crafted my dear!

Claire said...

Oh so definately worth the lack of sleep - these are all FABULOUS!! Can't actually decide which I like best.
Sounds like a wonderful time away!

michal said...

I love them all! I love the fabric combinations you come out with, these are all eye candies!

Obaitori Spiritual Mothering said...

Beautiful fabrics. The wallet is so sweet.

TK said...

okay well I love the frilled Kyoko bag......brillaint concept being able to change around fabrics to suit...have you thoguht of selling them?? For us lesser mortals who CANNOT sew at all!!!

Megan said...

a harem of bags is definitely a good collective noun. i love that photo up the top of all the vintage sheets together!

thanks for popping in and entering my giveaway :)