Thursday, 17 April 2014

Pocketed shoulder bag

I am always trying to create new designs, particularly ones which make use of the pockets.  Often the pockets are a prime feature of a pair of jeans, so it makes sense to feature them on bags as well.
This design has been adapted from another I have often made - in fact, it was the first denim bag I made.  It is made from semi-circles of fabric with 3" strip as a gusset - very simple.  I hope the pockets will be a useful addition - it's always good to have somewhere to stow things.  This has a pocket on the flap, two on the front under the flap, and two on the back as well!

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A recipe for little girls...

I remember this rhyme from when I was a child.
Sugar and spice and everything nice.  That's what little girls are made of."

If only.... (says the teacher in me!!)

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Harry Potter phone case

I found some fabulous Hogwarts inspired embroidery patterns online and couldn't resist them.  This first one was claimed by my elder daughter.  Despite being a medical student, she still loves Harry Potter!

The colours shine through, and I am so pleased with this design.
I bought the design from Canstralian embroidery

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Monday, 14 April 2014

More words of advice

I am particularly pleased with this bag, as I designed both the embroidery and the bag itself.  I put together the embroidery using my new software, and the bag came from the requests of many for more zipped bags.

The slogan reads, "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is a failure."

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Bibs again

Funnies this time.  (I was trying to group them in photos, but ran out of categories pretty early on!)
"I don't need Cupid - everyone already loves me."
"Granny Magnet"
"Pull to sound alarm".
"Wild Thing".

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Pretty little pocket bag

The embroidery on this bag came with the jeans themselves.  I cut the pocket from a lovely pair of little girls' jeans, and this project seemed ideal to use them up.
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Friday, 11 April 2014

More uses for pockets

This design (from Sew Serendipity) adapted well to denim, and to pockets.  The lines are less crisp than those in the book, but that's what you get with denim!  It is a long bag, and I made mine with magnetic fastenings.
This would be a great teen bag, I think, and would hold a lot of "stuff".
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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Promises, promises....

A great Harry Potter slogan for this bag.  "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."  What a great motto for a shopping spree...!

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

My favourite food advice...

"Chocolate is the answer.
Who cares what the question is?"
I have made this design with a pocket on the back.  It is adapted from Lisa Lam's lovely reversible bucket bag pattern - such a great shape, and really simple to make.

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