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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Something Different!


After a rubbishy couple of days. I decided I needed a bit of me time and I wanted to make something for myself. I bought a carpet bag pattern a few weeks ago and set to work. I rummaged around in my fabric drawer and found some suitable fabric and this is the result. It has an internal metal frame so that it snaps shut and will stay closed. This is the smaller version, as there is a larger one to make. So that will be a future project. I thought as no inks or rubber were involved I wouldn't get in a mess. WRONG, I ended up with loads of cotton and bits of fabric all over the floor as well as on me LOL!  It has plenty of room for all my bits and bobs and was really enjoyable to make




Hope you all have a fun day of crafting whatever you are doing. xx



23 comments:

Samantha Read said...

I'm running out of descriptive words when I come to your blog, this is simply stunning Paula, you are such an inspiration!
Wishing you a lovely day,
Sam xxx

Mary said...

A really pretty bag, style reminds me of a bag my mother had a long time ago, (one of her favorites). I love the colors, very comforting, very calming. I guess that sound silly for a bag, but I look for stuff like that in handbags.
Have a great 4th!
Mary

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, you are such a clever sewer, I am full of admiration!

Brenda Brown said...

Paula you are a girl of so many talents and a wonder with the sewing machine. This is just such a gorgeous bag that anyone would love to own. I love the fabrics you have chosen the colours and patterns work so well together.
Thanks for linking to Tuesday treasures and sharing this gorgeous creation with me and others.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
hugs {brenda} xox

Just me said...

I love the fabric's you chose! Such a pretty bag! It's always nice to do something for yourself once in a while!

Evil Edna said...

nice and you can be so smug when you go out with it, beautiful and I made it, make sure you stroke like a pet!EE

Daniele said...

fabbie bag Paula, the closest to fabric for me this week is making a curtain pelmet
hugs and best wshes

Ginger said...

the is lovely Paula. A real treat to use. carol x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paula, that's such a wonderful bag, it looks fantastic. I've started a sewing course (for beginners) this week and hope, that I learn to sew some bags, too.

Dorthe said...

It is so beautiful Paula,
The fabric you used, is fantastic, and I love the pocket and embellishments.
xo,Dorthe

Netty said...

Loving your carpet bag with its beautiful materials. Sending you hugs Annette x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. A Truly wonderful bag. Fabulous fabric. Love the colours and the design. I can relate to the bits of thread every where! lol! Really loving these sewing projects. Keep them coming.
Florence xxx

Katie K said...

Hi Paola,
Gorgeous bag, love the colors and the laces.
Greeting from Paris,
Katie

Dezinaworld said...

Oh Paula, its so beautiful. You are such a true artist. I wish I could come and see you work for a day it would be wonderful. I don't get here very often because of my situation but when i do, it takes my breath away.
hugs June x

Elly said...

Very nice pattern and i love the colour. The bag looks so chic and gives a bit of summer feeling (;o)

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh this is exquisite! Your work blows me away. I agree, anyone would love to parade this on their arm,

Lucy x

Terry said...

Paula, this little handbag is a fabric work of art! Love this! I so need to pull out my lonely sewing machine, but where would I put it!! Have a great evening!

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Paula, firstly congratulations on getting top three at Addicted to Stamps well deserved. I adore this beautiful bag you are the queen of them !! Your fabric choices are amazing and the design is sensational. Do you not have n etsy shop ???? how can we mere mortals get hold of one of these !

Marie

Shirl said...

Paula this is gorgeous I would have it for myself as well this is utterly butterly too good to give away or even sell.

I have some beautiful bag patterns which I will never use again so if you think you can make use of them you are quite welcome.

Hugs Shirley x x

Sue said...

Hi Paula
What a really beautiful creation and so useful..you are very talented:)
xxx

hazel said...

Your bag is beautiful - it's so nice to make something for yourself once in a while.
xxx Hazel.

Sophie said...

Wunderschön!
Ich kann es kaum glauben, das man so eine schöne Tasche selbst machen kann. Unbezahlbar...
Chapeau!

Maria said...

Wow, I want one of these! How beautiful this is, I love the fabric and design, it's very stylish.

Maria x