Good morning Everyone, I hope you are fine and well. I had big plans today to go to a vintage fair but sadly have had to put them on to the back burner as more psychology papers have come in for marking so it is back on the treadmill of life again! However, I cannot moan as it keeps me busy, although I would rather be doing other things! I got up very early this morning as I wanted to get going on the giveaway which I started yesterday morning. I have finished it but, as always, much as I strive to perfect zips I am still not happy with it, however, I do hope the winner can live with this. A lot of lovely Readers have suggested little sewing bags so I have gone with my usual style and will put some bits and bobs into the two prizes. For those of you who have not commented yet perhaps you could say which types of sewing/knitting/crochet bits you think should go into the bags. Everyone who comments will have a chance of winning one, hope you can all take part and I only wish I could send you all a gift.
Well here is sewing/crochet/knitting bag number one and I hope you like it. I tend to go OTT on the little finishing touches but hope you like them. I am also hoping to add a little brooch to the front of it but haven't thought through the design of it yet. There is more detail inside this one than outside as I thought the fabric was busy enough.
As you can see from the photograph below, the zip is ok but not lying completely flat so I am going wrong somewhere in my sewing up. I cut off all the excess fabric to the bone and try to minimise the bulk but for some reason it doesn't come out to my liking.
I managed to use the whole of the crinoline lady tray cloth except for the bottom of the bag and added some of the outer fabric here. I couldn't resist putting in some applique hearts and buttons to try to link in the main fabric to the lining.
This is the other side of the bag. I need to buy a tiny iron so that I can get inside the bag to press it. I find my usual iron is too big. I line the inner section of the bag with stabiliser but this tends to crinkle up when I am putting it all together. Any hints or suggestions on how to keep it wrinkle free glad accepted lovely Folks.
You can see more of the bottom of the bag in the picture below.
Well my Lovelies, short and sweet this morning but I had to plod on now with the marking in time for Monday. I hope you have a wonderful day and keep happy and smiling. I will cut out the second bag tonight if I have time as I am keen to get them finished and ready for the first birthday celebrations. Do make a comment if you have time and wish to be entered for the competition as I always love to hear from every one of you. Speak to you soon, sending you all my loves and hugs as always. Dorothy:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx