Thursday, March 03, 2011

and keep smiling


I was really rather pleased with yesterday's freehand sewing adventure and when woken too early this morning by an ageing dog I found my mind quickly abuzz with variations and plans.



Once my caffeine levels were fully restored and my charges had all left safely for the day I entered the sewing room and quickly pushed aside other more pressing, but much less amusing, projects and got to work.



Because it was essential I visit the butcher's shop this very day and it was entirely clear in my mind that this trip might prove quite impossible without my brand new shopping bag dangling oh so delightfully from my shoulder.



A friendly missive upon its front should remind me of my reason for leaving home this cold March day and save me from being distracted from my mission, which, believe it or not, really can happen all too easily. Thankfully the bag was completed and sausages procured, success all round.



There are most certainly more bags in the offing and I hope to have some in my shop as soon as light and wind conditions allow for better photography!




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16 Comments:

Blogger Shelley in SC said...

This is absolutely dear!! I would love to have it hanging off my shoulder for a quick trip to the grocery store!

Thursday, March 03, 2011 8:45:00 pm  
Blogger pebbledash said...

Love this, sweet and simple, and that little pop of colour is just perfect.

Thursday, March 03, 2011 9:35:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

You are on a creative roll. These bags are completely adorable. Yay, March!

Thursday, March 03, 2011 9:41:00 pm  
Blogger crafts@home said...

fantastic, simple yet beautiful :)

Thursday, March 03, 2011 10:42:00 pm  
Blogger Jenny at Red House said...

lets go sewing methinks! sausages in that lovely bag? surely not! jennyx

Friday, March 04, 2011 6:53:00 am  
Blogger Julia said...

Fantastic!! I love the fabric you have used and the writing is a marvellous touch!

Julia x

Friday, March 04, 2011 1:59:00 pm  
Blogger Nimblefingerssteadyeyebrows said...

Love, love, love it! That's my absolute favourite Liberty print. My hubby has a bag made from it (in a different colourway)with is name appliqued on the front that his mum made him to carry his PE kit when he was at primary school. Sweet. Loving the freehand sewing and the simplicity of your designs. Laura x

Friday, March 04, 2011 2:01:00 pm  
Blogger Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful - simple yet interesting visually with the bright bit of colour - and I love the words. I always love stitched words on textiles!
Helen x

Friday, March 04, 2011 5:33:00 pm  
OpenID frayedattheedge said...

Super bag - I have lots of Liberty fabric which I just can't bear to cut up!!

Friday, March 04, 2011 7:14:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

Gorgeous!

Saturday, March 05, 2011 8:29:00 am  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I absolutely love this bag !!

Sunday, March 06, 2011 3:37:00 am  
Blogger susan said...

So simple and pretty.
I like your design ; )

Sunday, March 06, 2011 4:16:00 am  
Anonymous Helen in Switzerland said...

What an adorable bag! Such a simple idea, but it's so cute! I'm sure it brings a smile to your face every time you go shopping! Ver often the simple designs are just the best!

Sunday, March 06, 2011 7:28:00 am  
Blogger silverpebble said...

That's the chic-est shopping bag I've seen in ages.

Sunday, March 06, 2011 12:37:00 pm  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

sweet, sweet, sweet!
shopping with that will surely bring a smile! xx

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 2:56:00 pm  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

sweet, sweet, sweet!
shopping with that will surely bring a smile! xx

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 2:56:00 pm  

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