Thursday, 23 April 2015

Purple Drawstring Bag

Morning Everyone,

Happy St George's Day!

Apologies for being a really bad blogger at this time but blame the garden! I've been weeding, digging, raking, planting and sowing seeds, all of which takes a lot of time. And let's not forget the watering ... it's been so hot and dry here that I've been out with the hose every evening making sure those seeds survive! All this physical exercise leaves me totally jiggered by the end of day with no energy for crafting. Normal service will be resumed eventually ... just don't ask me when!

I did, however, take a quick couple of hours out recently to make this little drawstring bag for my sister's birthday.
Made from Debbie Shore's Bag's Galore Molly bag pattern, it took only two half fat quarters, some adhesive applique paper for the heart shape, satin ribbon, scissors, thread and a sewing machine. It's fully lined. The pretty purple/pink flower patterned fabric is a Kirsty Allsop's design - a fat quarter which came free with Love Sewing Magazine - and the plain purple fabric was just a piece left over from another project.

I fringed the square on the front before attaching the heart shape with a satin stitch ... not perfect but I was in a hurry :)

That's it for now ... off to sow a few more seeds in the cutting patch.

Have a great day whatever you are doing.

Happy Crafting,


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Elizabeth.. this came up on my dashboard ...

I often think must pop over and never seem to these days .. blogging like you is a tad neglected :D lovely bag..
...well done!!
hugs Shaz.x

Carole Pollard said...

So pretty love the fabric love and hugs Carole x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous bag Elizabeth - your sister will be delighted.

Jacee said...

Fabulous little bag Elizabeth!
Sounds like you've been a busy bee in the garden, we've been doing much the same too
hugs Jacee
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Anne said...

I like the bag very much Elizabeth. I managed some gardening this week - find it hard now. Also been very dry here. love the beautiful weather but could do with a little rain. Anne x

Jackie said...

What a pretty bag, so much nicer than a handbag for those special occasions :o)
Jackie xx

Sarn said...

Oh that looks lovely Elizabeth.

Best to make the most of the good weather and get out in the garden. xxx