Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Another bag finished.

Hurray, I've just finished this bag for my friend's 40th birthday.

The last three bags I've made have been basically the same design so I think it's time to try a different design next time. This is my own design and I think I may try a bought pattern next.


As you know the title of my blog is sew love to sew and I have been thinking about how true this is. Wouldn't it be terrible to not have a hobby to loose yourself in?

I went into my sewing room yesterday, picked up the project I was working on and felt a rush of joy and exitement at the thought of some sewing time. I just love the textures, colours and the satisfation of creating.

A non-sewing friend asked what I'd been doing one day. She looked at me as if I was bonkers when I told her that I'd been sewing, but I'm so grateful to have a hobby which I love sew much!
So what's next? I'm planning to make a couple of charity quilts for project Linus. A few years ago I made and sold fabric gifts for children and I have quite a lot of children's fabric left so I thought charity quilts would be a good way of using some of it up.
I also have a small amount of the Amy Butler fabric I used for the table runner left. I thought I'd make a small wall hanging with it to go in the dining room to match the runner. Just got to come up with an idea for what design to use.
Bye for now, Maria






14 comments:

Casey said...

the bag looks great! People always look at me funny too whenever I say I've been sewing

Things Hand Made said...

Thats what is so great about the blogging crafting community... we all know what you mean about you so love to sew!

Maree said...

Lovely Bag...
cheers

CurlyPops said...

Non sewers just don't understand how much fun can be had!

sewkalico said...

I have that too, not just from friends, but family as well. They just glaze over when I talk about sewing LOL.
Great bag!

Sarah said...

Non sewing people have NO idea what they are missing out on!

Keep up the great stuff.

Simone de Klerk said...

Maria, you have such a good feeling for colors!
People often wonder how I can spend so much time on all the sewing I do. They can't image what a good feeling it gives you!

Primrose Corner said...

Gorgeous bag - I love the 'ruffled' fabric inset, really pretty. I understand about your friend. I don't think non-sewers understand what a pleasure it is to create something, all the planning that goes in your head. The fun is matching and mixing up fabric... (sorry getting carried away. My son thinks it's plain embarssing ...... until he wants something doing to his jeans that is...

wonderwoman said...

your bag looks lovely, gorgeous colours. I know what you mean about the feeling you get when creating something!

xx

cathleen said...

Your bags are always so pretty!

lou said...

Hi, I feel I should apologize for my sense of humour, I can’t say I like doing tags, so I thought I would have some fun !!!
I have had a good look through your blog, you make some really lovely things, I love the fabric you use!
My friends can never understand me making things, I can’t imagine not doing some sort of craft, that’s the good thing about blogging, we all love it!
Look forward to coming back!
Thanks for your lovely comment…love Lou xxx

Catherine said...

I have very similar ideas and thoughts about how lucky we are to have our craft and sewing! You know what amazes me though....What do ladies do that dont sew? What a boring life! Cathy

Linda said...

Isn't this beautiful. Thanks for sharing. It's so inspirational. We made a few bags, my sister and I but I do love this one, too. I'm on a bag kick. Linda

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Thecraftytrundler said...

That bag is gorgeous!!! I'm sure your friend will absolutely love it : ) You have a great eye for colour!!
I love to sew & create too, it's amazing how many people don't understand the great buzz we get from it. Will have to add your blog to my list, it's inspirational! You are very welcome to visit Clover Cottage too.

Happy creating : )

Sharon xx