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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Country florals



I finally got my back pack finished. It's rather reminiscent of a quilted dressing I had as a child, which has rather put me off it LOL! It used quite a lot of fabric and this floral print probably wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was the only one that I had enough of and as it was my first time of making one I didn't want to buy more fabric in case I made a pig's ear of it. It's lined in the gingham fabric and has padded shoulder straps. It has three pockets inside and the patch pocket on the front.It was also larger than I expected, but was ideal when I went on my first workshop on Saturday (I will show you what I made later in the week when I get around to photographing it) But it had rather too much hand sewing,  bias binding is now a dirty word in our house!!

Hope you all have a lovely day and I'm looking forward to enjoying browsing your blogs later.

Take care and Happy Crafting xx


20 comments:

craft-roomjulia said...

Hi Paula, wow you have done it again with your sewing prowess! This is just exceptional and must have been the envy of the workshop you went to. I know what you mean about bias binding it can be a real pain when you can't get to sew it on the macine, well worth the effort in this case. Julia x X X

Brenda Brown said...

Great job Paula. Just love this idea of a floral backpack.
Hugs Brenda xox

Fliss said...

Wow Paula! This is just stunning and the floral print is so pretty and spring like.
Managed to miss the gorgeous creation on our post post too - sorry! It's absolutely beautiful.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Paul this back pack blows me away - such a fantastic piece.

Deborah said...

Paula, it's lovely. I had to laugh about the bias binding :-)

Astrid Maclean said...

All I can say is WOW!!! It looks so professional, - I could imagine this for sale in Liberties or Harvey Nicks for an absolute for an absolute fortune, - amazing!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Paula once again I am astonished!
Honestly the bags you are creating in so many styles, your talent leaves me in awe - you can do it all!!!
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Definitely Liberty!

Sophie said...

Unglaublich!
Was du alles so machen kannst, ich kann nur staunen.

Und ich liebe diesen Stoff, er ist wunderschön dafür.
Mal wieder ein Meisterstück.

Valerie said...

A totally unique and beautiful backpack Paula! You'll have to treat yourself to a little machine that does the bias binding if you intend to make more:)
Val x

Dorthe said...

Paula, this is a beautiful back pack,
the fabric is wonderful, I love such old faschioned looking fabrics. It is wonderfully made ,like every thing you do.
Hugs,Dorthe

butterfly said...

It looks fantastic, but given my relationship with sewing - rather you than me, mate!!
Alison x

Buttons said...

I stand in awe of your sewing prowess again - you couldn't buy something this good. Hugs, Jenny x

Terry said...

You so make me want to get my sewing machine tuned up! Beautiful country floral back pack! Love this!

Chris Warner said...

My goodness Paula, I wouldn't know where to start, what a fabulous piece. Love the material and such a great idea. Chris xx

Paper Profusion said...

Bring on summer Paula! Absolutely beautiful bag - you must have immense patience with all the wonderful quilting and stitching. You are brilliantly talented. Nicola x

May said...

This is amazing.. Gorgeous work.. Love it.... Hugs May x x x

Netty said...

wow Paula you are truly amazing, you create the most wonderful bags and now a fabulous backpack, Annette x

Anneke said...

you have created a gorgeous bag with pretty fabric and design.
greetings from ann

Maria said...

Oh my word, this is fantastic! The style and design - it looks so much work, you definitely have a natural talent for this :-).

Maria xxxxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Jaw droppingly gorgeous Paula! I adore the floral print on the fabric and the whole design is so up my street. You are such a talented lady! xxx