I made this for the color swap and thought I'd share it here since I hadn't posted a bag in a while
It's about 14x16, and has a plain inside for large items (no pockets). It has the heavy duty Pellon interfacing, so it's pretty stiff. My favorite part is the satin rope trim at the top. It's really just for looks, but I think it adds a lot to the bag. The bottom and handles are cotton velvet, for extra sturdiness. Well, thanks for looking!
This is my first post over here in Paper Crafts, Hi everyone!
I made this for the Favorite color swap I just finished. My partner has received her package already, so I wanted to share here. I's been a while since I've made any journals, and I forgot how oddly soothing it is. I always relax when I do any kind of hand sewing... I used sketch paper, and left the edges a little rough, I though it was a nice contrast to the fabric, which actually has gold accents, even though you can't see them. The rings around the flowers are gold. That's why the ribbon is gold, in case you were wondering
So what do y'all think? Should I send my journal making back into dormancy??
So when I logged into my email this morning, I was happy to find one from Lions Brand yarn. The subject line said something about a free afghan pattern so of course I opened it up! You won't believe how shocked I was (in a good way) to see the picture of the pattern:
Anyway, I wish this was available sooner, but I'm just happy I can post it now for those ambitious enough to attack it!
This one was supposed to only take a couple hours. However, it got buried when I rearranged my crafting area, and just saw the light of day today. So after 3 months, this quick bag is finished!!
Just a simple mid-sized duffle, no pockets or extras. I made it from stretch twill and lime green cotton inside, with the intention of it being an extra bag to stuff into a suitcase for travel souvenirs to bring back home, etc. (stuffed with a throw for shape) It's for one of my sisters that travels a lot, and last time she came, her tiny 'extras' bag was bursting at the seams. Maybe with a bigger bag, she'll bring me back more goodies!!!
So when I was tiny, my Grandma gave me my first doll, and my only sister (at the time) got one too (there are 4 of us now). There were gingham dolls in green and blue. I got the green one, and this doll has gone with me everywhere. Including the 7 times we've moved in just the first 7 years of marriage I knew I'd save it forever, even if I never had a little girl. Well, when my daughter was born, she automatically inherited the doll. My sister still has hers, somewhere, but isn't sure which box it's in Anyway, for Christmas I made one for my niece (my sister's dd) so she'll have a cutie to love too. I have one for my DD in the works, but wanted to share this one for now.
Niece's is pink, mine is green. I didn't have an embroidery pen at the time so I used Sharpies. I think it looks ok
Did anyone else have these when they were little? Do you still have them? What colors were yours? Share pics of yours if you have some. I love little trips down memory lane