This months project for the Stitch-A-Long is Natalie Birds True Friends tote bag. I bought these fabrics in January when I went to L'ucellos in Melbourne and I really wanted to use them for this bag.
The original bag is in redwork and I didn't have quite enough different fabrics, but with a bit of adjusting I managed to make my bag. I'm really happy with it... and being in blue... I will use it so much more.
I even managed to use the tape I bought instead of using ric rac down the sides of the front. The pockets on the front of the bag are perfect for your phone and keys. I also put an extra pocket inside.... you can never have too many pockets!
Back of the bag.
With the little bit of fabric I had left over I made a small zippered purse. Not a single piece of fabric was wasted which is a great feeling!
I am so happy with this bag and it's such a great, roomy size too. My gorgeous friend Marina (who was with me when I bought the fabric) has called it my "Melbourne" bag and every time I use it I will remember how much fun we had together in Melbourne.
I have also been making some teeny tiny hexies and getting quite addicted. I made about 30 of them last night while watching the telly!!!
Not long to go now until I head off to Adelaide for our Lets Get Stitched retreat. Dawn sent us all a little kit to make these brooches. We're to wear them at the airport so we can easily spot each other. Another bit of fun sewing!!! Getting quite excited about this trip now as it's getting closer and closer.
Hope you've been able to do something you love this week as well!
Have a great weekend!