Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Distractions

I've had a lovely day yesterday, pottering about. No cooking as the house was still full of food, no degree work as I've finished my module so instead I decided to clear up my workroom... put all the books away and clear the decks ready for the start of the next module. But I got distracted when I discovered this book, bought half price a couple of weeks ago simply because I wanted to make the bag on the cover.

So that's what I did... made the bag on the cover! It was really easy and only took about 35 minutes (the fabrics were already cut out)... except for the rouleau loop which I spent nearly 45 minutes trying to turn through. In the end I gave up and made another one from a thinner fabric.

But I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I added some spotted lining because I didn't fancy the raw seams inside... it was quicker to do that than neaten all the raw edges!

And it is perfect for storing another project I started yesterday...

My Marion Foale "Gina" jacket is on the needles!

Today I really should get back to tidying the workroom as I'm back to work tomorrow (class at Art Van Go if you fancy a day out stitching)... or maybe I'll find another distraction?

16 comments:

  1. Actually, the distraction will find YOU! Oh yes it will..................

    :O)

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  2. Very smart Gina! Did that label come with the book? or with the fabric?

    You're going to look very chic in that knitted jacket.

    Celia
    x

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  3. I'm easily distracted...

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  4. Aaaah distractions. They make life tric..oo look, clouds!

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  5. What a wonderful distraction ,I am really into making bags at the minute I love yours ..love Jan xx

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  6. wow the bag came out just perfectly. I must say I do like a bit of Cath Kidston.

    Thank you for your supportive comment on my latest post - I think it is good to let things out sometimes, and the garden is looking better today too. Oh, to more pottering! :)

    Amelia.x

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  7. Oooh, lovely projects both.

    I have two distractions bere I can lend to you if you find yourself short ...

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  8. Oh, bravo on that beautifully sewn bag. The lining was a very good idea.

    I am another fan of Ms. Foale's sweaters. Years ago, I made quite a few for myself and for gifts from a wonderful paperback pattern book of her designs ... think it had "Vintage" in its title. The patterns were beautifully detailed ... every stitch did count.

    xo

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  9. Such a pretty bag Gina! Does the fabric come with the book? I totally agree -- it's so easy to whip up a lining - why bother with all those fiddly seams? Looking forward to seeing your finished jacket!

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  10. i'm easily distracted - that's why i have so many ufos! I have that book, but not made the bag yet!

    xxx

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  11. Wow I can't believe how much I have missed. You have been so busy and all that cooking no wonder Neil wanted me to have a look.
    Your course work looks great so bright and colourful, well done. The little bag is sweet.

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  12. Beautiful! If only my own distractions were so productive!

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  13. Just a thimbleful....

    Lovely bag Gina and the jacket looks great too.
    I am on a BIG promise to tidy up but got distracted into the garden this afternoon. If it rains tomorrow, I shall tidy. Oh no I have just remembered I am at the Gallery. Oh well, Thursday!

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  14. Your bag is fab Gina! I cheated on the rouleau loop by putting a zip in instead. I just wish the bag was at least twice as big! Lucy x

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  15. The bag is lovely - and in under an hour??? I'm impressed x

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  16. I've never looked back since I acquired a pair of arterial forceps...

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