Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dream Tote Bag

I haven't posted here much of late, due to the Christmas rush in my sewing room.

I finished off the presents I wanted to make for the Craft Forum Christmas Advent swap. Can't show those goodies here, as I know "G" is often visiting here. We get to open a little pressie each day. That is going to be such a cool lead up to Christmas Day. First time I have ever done anything like this.

I made a birthday present for the forum birthday 2010 swap. If I make a present and send it to the lady organizing this swap, when its my birthday, she'll send me something from one of the ladies who also added to the birthday swap. Can't show you that either, as it will spoil someone's birthday surprise.

Also made a Kris Kringle present for our Tuesday sewing group. Can't show you that one either, as that one is a secret.

Almost seems pointless me posting today doesn't it????? Well maybe not.

It's 12 months next month since I started sewing. One of the many projects I have looked at, has so caught my eye early this year. Just had to start looking and saving up fabric to make it.

My dream bag. There is just something that caught my eye and I keep a pic of it on my cork board.

Lets take a look at it.

This fabric is for the centre floral applique piece.

These fabrics are for the edge side blocks.

Once these 2 parts are completed I'll then look for more material to add the next part of the pattern. The colours I have chosen will be easy to match up with.

Now the dream bag itself.

Wow!! Is all I can think of when I look at this tote bag. I can't pin point why it draws me to it, just does.

Now that I have about finished all the time limited swaps I can not only start to work on this bag, but also a surprise for my readers. There was a hint somewhere in today's post.

Also next month I should be able to start the second block in the "Breast of Friends". Deb has been so busy on the sheep station and making her Christmas gifts too. With the 2 of us only making this beautiful quilt, we can easily turn 1 month block into a 2 month if need be.

Your only limited by your imagination.

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susanm said...

You sure are on a roll here. Love your blog its so inspiring and you make my hands want to leave the computer and go a stitching. hehehehe

Lucky-1 said...

Thank you Susanm. You are most kind:D Now off and sew up a

Renny's little things said...

Oh come on Leanne show us what you sent G for the advent swap!!!! Promise we wont tell her! bet she is so excited!!!

Can't wait to see the lovely out come of all your work. All I can say is YOU GO GIRL!!!

Lots of love and crafty Hugs Geniene
P.s Bring on the 1st

clare's craftroom said...

It's always worthwhile you posting here Lucky , I really enjoy my visits here , thankyou .

miss~nance said...

Your bag is going to look lovely in those fabrics Leanne.

Hugs & blessings


Renny's little things said...

What did you hint at??

Lucky-1 said...

Oh you'll have to reread this posting and then wait until the 9th of

Hope you haven't eaten all those candy canes....:)