It figures - I am trying out a new creative outlet and it may be a more expensive craft than scrapbooking!! Here's a peek:
I really wanted to make myself a new lunchbag for work and one weekend, home visiting my parents, I walked by a quilting store on the main street. Sure enough, in the window were samples of bags of all sizes done in a plethora of gorgeous prints. I had to have one and I knew I'd have to make it myself. Luckily, I am an experienced sewer and knew that putting one of these bags together wouldn't be too hard.
I loved choosing the matching fabrics at the store and then cutting them out and sewing them together to create a pretty patchwork. I will not lie, I did not hand-quilt the layers together, I used my machine because my time was tight if I wanted my bag before school starts again!
Here is the finished product:
I love how I mixed-up the button colours to go with the crazy mix of fabrics.
Do you like? I have enough fabric to make another matching bag. I think little Afton will receive my next one!!
My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."