Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Spotty Bags

I know i was supposed to be introducing you to the Mugdock Makkers gallery but i have been busy making bags.
I was in John Lewis the other day picking up some red gingham fabric, some felt and looking at the Amy Butler Fabrics and the Really nice assistant Helen (i think) (who also sold my mum her sewing machine) opened this magic drawer under the table and pulled out some Amy Butler spotty fabrics that had been miss cut or end of rolls and they were priced down, well in my opinion when things like that happen it's meant to be. so i took them and decided to make a bag.
I had a general idea of how i wanted the bag to look so i set to work on making my pattern, i just roughly drew it on paper and tweaked it as i went along. The first bag turned out well, I am keeping it for myself, i am quite proud of how well the pattern turned out. Is it wrong that i want to keep most of the things i make?

For the next bag i made a few more tweaks to the pattern, and instead of three puffs i made one giant one doubled up with a gorgeous textured green button on it, the button is from a pack of big buttons from BigFish on Etsy she is a super Lady and has the most wonderful buttons.

This bag is for sale in my Folksy shop.

I have the pieces cut to make one more of these bags and some fabric left over, not sure what else to make!