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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Knitted rabbit and bag to go with it.

New knitting bag

I have caught the knitting bug after finishing Bailey the bear and stalking this lovely Blog. I bought Julie's little pattern here, I ordered the Debbie Bliss Knitted toys book from Fishpond and started playing. This is what I finished up with after a few attempts. I thank Julie for all the inspiration behind this little rabbit. I have tried to buy one of her originals but never seem to have fast enough fingers when they go up for sale.

knitted rabbit

Not happy with that......... I have had this bag in my head for a while so decided I needed a knitting bag to go with my little rabbit.

New knitting bag

New knitting bag

It has lots of room inside for all your bit and pieces. If your not a knitter then you can fill it with all your sewing stuff.


New knitting bag

One side has a button pocket.

New knitting bag

The other has a zip.

New knitting bag

I am in the process of writing a pattern for the bag so when I have it just right I will have a give away.

34 comments:

Outbackgirl said...

Leanne, this is a beautiful bag.
I would learn how to knit if it meant I would have a elgitimate excuse to own such a bag; but I'ms ure I could adapt it for many other crafty purposes.
Bye
A

Lorraine said...

Hey...what a great bag.....never mind the giveaway...i will buy a pattern!! love the rabbit.......too cute.....you are obviously enjoying your time off!!

Chookyblue...... said...

your rabbit looks great and as for the bag well they look super together.....so pretty.......goodluck writing the instructions.......

Maree said...

Great Job on the Rabbit..Too Cute..Love the Bag...holds Heaps.
cheers

May Britt said...

It is a great bag and I look forward to the pattern. Does your rabbit have a name yet??

Shiree said...

hi Leanne,
those wee rabbits are so cute, and the lovely knitting bag.Looks pretty good to me!

Renee said...

Oh - your rabbit is gorgeous! What a sweetie!

Catherine said...

Love you knitting bag....mmm might have to find my needles, although I am starting to feel keen to find a crochet hook after about 25 years?? Your little rabbit is such a sweety!! CAthyx

Oddbjørg said...

What a handy knitting bag, and the rabbit is so cute!
Have a nice weekend!

PatchworkRose said...

Beautiful Bag. Just love those colours. You could fit a lot of knitting in that bag :-)
Bunny si rather cute too.
Have a good productive weekend
Cheers
Lynne

nicolette said...

The rabbit is a lucky duck to have such a gorgeous wee roses travelling bag!

Good luck with writing the pattern. I know it’s the most stressful (and fun) part of releasing a pattern!

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

Great bag and I really love the fabric.... Enjoy reading your blog too...

Pat said...

Love your bag Leanne.

periwinkle said...

Your bunny is so cute, Julie's blog was one of the first I found too and set me on my knitting path ... Now you are officially a knitter you have to join Ravelry and especially the Debi Birkin Pals group? I am so envious of your knitting bag , I don't actually have one - maybe it's time to change that ..

Stina said...

Love ..love your new bag.. it is perfect!!! ANd how cute isnt that little Bunny!!! A sweetie!!! :o))

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great bag design - practical and pretty:) Your little rabbit is so cute.

Teresa said...

Very nice bag!

Alison Boon said...

The bag is divine as is bunny. I love my bag to bits and it goes with me to social knitting evry Monday

Christine said...

Love your new little friend and the bag is gorgeous too.

clare's craftroom said...

Great job with the bunny , I love to look at knitting cause I'm so terrible at it . Gorgeous fabric for the bag .

Levin (and Emily) said...

oh that is a fantastic bag. make sure you give the giveaway to me ;)
don't worry about the pattern - just give me the bag - hahahaha
i'm pretty sure that anything i sew will not end up that beautiful.
the rabbit is so cute. i've caught the knitting bug too - i'm in the middle of a beanie and a cardigan and i have a whole list of patterns just waiting in the wings.
l
x

Sew Many Ideas, So Little Time said...

I would love to buy the pattern for the bag. It is great looking and would serve a lot of purposes. It is lovely.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Leanne, you have made a lovely knitting bag...love the colours you have used.....and bunny is so cute....regards lyn

Bimbimbie said...

You're knitting little victims for green eyed mel ... better keep checking your lovely new bag, he just might be hiding in there with that great big knife and that little bunny is too sweet to come to an unraveled end *!*

Wolynski said...

That rabbit looks complicated to make - congratulations. I was always hopeless at knitting, but admire people who have the knack.

Annemariesquilt said...

I just loved your new designer bag, wow.. And the rabbit is ever so cute!! Good luck with your pattern making. Was it hard to make?

Sonnja said...

What a lovely rabbit and bag!
Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn

Annie said...

I love the little rabbit, and the bag is just divine! I just LOVE that fabric.

meggie said...

I love this bag! Also love the rabbit, so cute.
Er.. I didn't see Mel glaring at the rabbit? Don't tell me he is in love?

Jenny said...

Cute rabbit brilliant bag-you are a clever one!

May Kristin said...

Congratulations on a new, great design! Both the bag and the little rabbit are beautiful! Wish you luck with the pattern-writing, it's very time-consuming, I know!

Simone de Klerk said...

How cute can a bag be with a little toy pet inside (((O:

ladmquilter said...

Love your bag looks like it could be used for an overnight bag. The rabbit is adorable.

Helz said...

Qualifying as a beginner knitter & I do stress the Beginner... maybe I could do with one of these gorgeous bags... VBG !!!