Thursday, 15 August 2013

I've WON!!!

Oh my goodness me!! I've only gone and won a competition!! A huge thank you to Minerva Crafts (http://www.minervacrafts.com) for hosting such an awesome competition! Out of 224 projects submitted, mine got the most votes! I loved seeing all the projects - so many colours and designs!

This is the bag that won - it's a kids messenger bag, and is made entirely from a Fat Quarter. The fabric is also from Minerva Crafts! I've sold it now, but I'll be making some more this week.

I am super excited about winning, and thank you so much to everyone who voted. I'll post a picture of me with my prize when it arrives.

Please visit my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheVeryFatQuarter to see more bags, and more news. There are quite a few bags that I've not taken pictures of yet, but I will be doing that next week after the next round of weekend fairs. The mini lunch tote bags are also proving to be veeeery popular!

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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Kids Bags

Well, it seems that after declaring that I had 'no interest in making children's bags', I've landed up doing exactly that. I really ought to know better. 'I've no interest in making soap again' ..... a few months later, I was making soaps. 'I've no interest in sewing again' .... aaaand a few months later, I'm sewing handbags. So beware anyone if I say 'I have no interest .... ', as you never know what I might be getting up to next!

Now, I really would LOVE to be able to make clothes, but I seem to lack the skill needed for that item. Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

Here are some of the bags I've recently made for a fair coming up later this month (eep!!).










Tuesday, 21 May 2013

AWOL - Again!

Okay, lets face it, I'm rubbish at this whole blogging thing. Seriously. (I know, it's a surprise to me too!) I post every day for a week, then nothing for months. People think I've fallen off the edge of the world, and are readying speeches for my wake .... then I pop up again with another post. HIYA!!

Thing is, I get really busy with ... well, 'stuff'. I'm making, then sorting kids, then making some more, then kids again, then tidying, then shower the kids, then kids to bed, then make some more (and a fair bit of Facebook in between too!) then fall into bed for a few hours, only to wake up and do it all over again. ... Sound familiar? But I love it. I love the making and my kids are great - even if they drive me batty!

So, in short, I promise to post infrequently, with long intervals between, or short ones. But, I will post! So no change there then.

You're all very welcome to join me on my Facebook page, I post slightly more frequently there, and I even have a few photos too!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

New Denim Bag

I feel I must start this post with an apology. It would seem I'm rubbish at this blogging malarkey. You hear from me almost every day, then nothing for weeks on end. I am sorry. Studies first stopped me from blogging, now it's just life in general. Now, onto the making.

This is a looovely denim bag that I've made, and lined it with a sun and moon cotton fabric. It just cried out for something pretty on the front, and buttons seemed to be the obvious choice.

There's the standard zip pocket on the inside, and two pockets on the outside. It could be reversed if desired.

There's double stitching on the shoulders for extra strength, and the buttons have all been hand sewn on with invisible thread.

It is machine washable, and can be ironed too.

To purchase this bag - please visit my Folksy shop: http://folksy.com/items/4275118-Denim-Bag-with-Sun-Moon-Lining. If it is no longer available, please feel free to contact me.
















































Thank you for looking. I will try to blog more often.
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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Greetings!

 Hello everyone! I am so sorry for not updating my blog for such a long time - I had to abandon my sewing and workroom in order to finish my studies. I did a very intensive course on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL for short). It was AWESOME! I loved it, and got pretty good grades. But now, I'm back!!  And to celebrate, I made this lovely bag. It's so big, you could almost travel overnight with it. It's made with black denim and cotton elephant fabric. No particular brand name.

I used a pair of denims, and cut them up, and used the zip for the inside zip pocket. There are also four large pocket inside, large enough for your phone or other goodies. There are two cute little pockets on the front, and a large pocket on the back. The straps are made from denim and cotton fabric. The stitching is done in the biscuit colour, and there is accent stitching on the handles and down the sides of the bag. The main bag has a very sturdy metal zip, which will keep everything secure.

If you would like to buy this bag, or would like to see any of my other items for sale, please visit my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheVeryFatQuarter).





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