Friday, 26 February 2010

My bag!! ;-)



Hello everyone!
Hope you are having a fab Friday!
Now then...
Last week, I noticed this piece of vintage fabric, at a well known site that begins with 'E' and ends with 'Y' ;-)




It caught my eye and I wasn't sure what to make of it (let alone what to make with it!)
but it grew on me and so... I snapped it up!



It arrived in super duper, quick time from the USA..and...well...
It is fabulous!
Firstly, it is wool or a wool mix. It is soooo soft yet strong.
It shouted out 'Bag' to me...but I don't do bags! ;-)
But there's a first time for everything!
So I found some thickish cotton fabric for the lining.
Well..to be very very honest, I was not going to blog this as..

I didn't think it was ..umm...good enough!



It was only when Mr S arrived home from work...


'That's as good as some of the things you buy,' he remarked.


So, here it is, hanging proudly in the front porch.
The first bag I have made in a very long time.
The fabric is probably not everyone's cup of tea ..but it's kind of growing on me all the time.
The rest of the day (after my Friday baking!) I've been faffing around with fabric.
I love fabric!


And I've been finishing these...






I'm pretty pleased and I really did have a good excuse to cut up the vintage tablecloth..it was quite bad with age marks.

And the best bit about today....is planning tomorrow!!
I think that I can safely say that we will be staying in the county on my header pic!
But I don't mind that one little bit!
Hope you all have a great weekend !
;-)

24 comments:

CraftyHelen said...

Oh - you're off on another jaunt? I simply love the applique houses.xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

ooo you are clever Sal, lovely stuff.
Twiggy x

Lalabibaby said...

Thanks for sharing your fabric faffing Sal .... very satisfying .... have a good weekend x

KC'sCourt! said...

Love the bag and notebook covers. The header picture is absolutely perfect

Kelly said...

That bag is great, perfect for summer! Thanks for showing us your makes xx Very inspiring!

MelMel said...

Lovely bag...what a great fabric!
Have a super weekend!xxx

VintageVicki said...

Bag looks lovely - very summery.

Am loving the notebooks too.

Karen said...

Your bag is absolutely gorgeous :)

Love your little house notebook covers as well - a very talented lady Sal :)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Great bag and love the fabric. I'm a fabric lover too.

frayedattheedge said...

That's all just gorgeous!! I don't think we will be straying very far from home this weekend - the weather is miserable!! However, I had a great day out at a quilt show today - and Malcolm had dinner ready when I got home, and now I'm drinking wine while blog browsing - perfect!!

galant said...

What a gorgeous bag you have made from that vibrant American fabric! Well done, you!

Ellouise88 said...

Glorious proejcts and pictures as usual. I'm off to Exeter tomorrow but with the children so will have to do all the 'trendy' shops!! Ugh! Have a lovely weekend.

Simone said...

The fabric is beautiful. I like the felt flower to compliment it too!

TheMadHouse said...

Sal I love the bag, I think it is brill

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Hiya! Great post. I had a vision of you throwing all your lovely fabrics on the bed, just for the pleasure of rolling around on them. Like that woman on the adverts for fabric softener. If you do decide to do that - you could be ultra decadent like her and even book a hotel room for the afternoon! Sue XXX

summerfete said...

Wow Sal I love that fabric!

Have a great weekend!
Clare

Hen said...

Loving that devon poster, Sal, methinks the other half and I might have to add that one to our overflowing collection soon! Now one of your fabrics caught my eye, that one which is sort of bluey, blue rosebuds in a pink trellis. That is very yummy indeed!
Have a good weekend.
Hen x

Josie-Mary said...

Hope I get to see the bag later today :) I like the fabric x

Guenievre said...

Bonjour !
Ce sac est bien réussi !
J'aime bien le tissu, parfait pour le printemps.
I like making bags, I bought the last C. Kidston book "Sew" I'm trying to make the bag but I have some problems with the pattern it is not exactly as in France (and I need my dictionary for some words, lol)I don't know if I'll succeed ...
Have a very nice week-end with your family.

val said...

Your bag is lovely - I am sure you will turn some heads when you are out shopping - be sure it doesn't stay hanging in the porch.
I love your blog - it would be lovely to visit the county that is your header and your home. I can't complain with the High Peak though! :0)
Blessings, Val

val said...

Your bag is lovely - I am sure you will turn some heads when you are out shopping - be sure it doesn't stay hanging in the porch.
I love your blog - it would be lovely to visit the county that is your header and your home. I can't complain with the High Peak though! :0)
Blessings, Val

Country Style Living said...

Love your header. So uplifting! Great bag, very pretty fabrics. Think I've said before, the applique house's are great too

all kinds of everything said...

Love the header! You made a great bag and the flower fits so nice to it. The houses are so pretty and very inspiring!
I am now completely submerged into houses:)

Annie said...

I love the fabric you used for your bag, the colours are great. Your husband is right it's just as good and more unique than anything you could buy. The little houses on the notebooks are really sweet too..
Ann x