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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."

Friday, September 3, 2010

Trying Somethng New....

It figures - I am trying out a new creative outlet and it may be a more expensive craft than scrapbooking!! Here's a peek:

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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.

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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:

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I love how I mixed-up the button colours to go with the crazy mix of fabrics.

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Do you like? I have enough fabric to make another matching bag. I think little Afton will receive my next one!!

2 comments:

  1. So pretty! And such a nice way to enjoy lunch!

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  2. Love this project! The fabric is an awesome choice! Angie xo

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