Sunday, 8 June 2008

Summer in a Bag

What a glorious glorious weekend! Sunny, hot and ... lots of pollen ... which meant that I was indoors alot of the time due to my annual bout of hayfever rearing it's watery eyed, runny nosed, sneezy head again, boo hoo!!

So I bought summer into the house, and finished this lovely garden themed bag, from my ever favourite Urban Chicks SWELL fabric by Moda. I lined it with a spotty dotty blue - i'm a sucker for polkadots.

The handle is made from covered cord. Not something I will be doing regularly at it's a bit difficult to iron the creases out after it's done! Well more than a bit difficult - nearly impossible actually (any tips out there??)! But still not as impossible as trying to breathe in the garden this weekend!

Pics aren't brilliant - but that's another (not unrelated) story. Hope it was sunny where you are!


Kitty said...

It might have been a b*gger to make, but you've made a brilliant job of it - it's gorgeous. I must attempt a bag at some point. Think I'll start with a tote though *blush*

It was scorching yesterday wasn't it? Same due for today apparently - hope your hayfever isn't too horrid.


Marmadaisy said...

I have that same bag pattern and I love it. I've made loads of them. Did you use a loop turner for your cord? I used this method instead of the one in the pattern and it makes the job much easier.

Twiggy said...

Your bag is GORGEOUS, really lovely. I sympathise with the runny nose etc, I have exactly the same problem. Thought I'd grown out of hayfever but it's back with a vengeance this year, pass the tissues will you :)
Twiggy x

Locket Pocket said...

What a beautiful bag - I just love that fabric range so much! Lucy x

jennyflowerblue said...

That is very very lovely you clever thing. Hope it gets all rainy and miserable soon so you can be more comfy. x

Unknown said...

I love your bag, so summery and fresh !
Sympathise totally with the old hayfever, mine has subsided as the Ash trees aren't leaking pollen anymore.

Fabric and Bags said...

Wow, fabulous bag and so lovely and summery. I feel for you with the hay fever, it really is no fun and the weather is so gorgeous at the moment.
Anne x

dragonfly said...

The perfect bag for a perfect day. It's gorgeous! I love red and pale blue - very CK!

dottycookie said...

That is a really lovely bag, the perfect summer accessory. Your fabric choices are exquisite!

Sorry to hear you are snuffly though :-(

Garden Girl said...

the bag is sooo beautiful, I love it!!x

angharad handmade said...

Great bag! Is that a hex frame you've used? I just got one from Lisa, and I'm really excited to try it out. I do love those swell fabrics - perfect for this project.
Hope your hayfever is improving. My 4 year old has suffered really badly for the first time this year. It's not fun!