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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.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Another Bag

Perhaps I should have called this blog the Bag Room.

new bag

This bag has been running around my head for a while and finally on Wednesday it became real.
Gemma had talked about a bag this shape, size etc etc etc.
A friend had one similar.
I had played with a few bits of fabric trying different things, so I am pleased with how it turned out.
Actually I love it.
I bought the fabric from Ikea when I went with Lucas last Monday on the mercy dash for the swag bag.

New bag

The lovely Viv who I roped in at work today modeling it.
I love her green top.

New bag

Another thing I love is the fabric behind it "hometown"
Lorraine has the whole range.
I think I like this range more than any others that I have seen in quite a while.
I have made a quilt out of a charm pack so got the fabric to make the borders today.

New bag

not the best photo of the internal zip pocket

New bag

It has 3 great pockets one for my keys, one for my phone and one for my glasses.

New bag

a nice chunky zip.
now I will most probably have to make one for Gemma as it was originally her idea.
I will also try to write a pattern but words are always hard for me.


Jodie said...

Great bag, and I feel your pattern writing pain .

Fiona said...

It's fabulous..... just fabulous... that's all I can say

Roseanne said...

gorgeous bag I just love the fabric you used.

Beertje Zonn said...

What a beautiful bag!

Beertje Zonn

May Kristin said...

This really is a great bag! Love it! And love the size! Patternwriting is a very boring thing...I like to use drawings or photos, then I don't need to write so much!
Looking forward to your pattern!

Chookyblue...... said...

the bag is great ........lucky Viv didn't keep it as it goes well with her outfit...........I'm sure Gemma will want one too.........

Shay said...

Oh Leanne! It looks wonderful. I wonder if I;d ever be able to pull off something half as gorgeous looking...

I'm seeing a trip to Ikea in my near future....

seabreezequilts said...

Put me down for a pattern love the shape.

Sue SA said...

Gorgous bag, I look forward to seeing it in another colour/pattern! If you find any classes in how to write clear and easy instructions please count me in! Happy quilting Sue

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Sarah said...

That bag is awsome! The use of the fabric is brilliant!

Jill said...

As usual a beautiful result Leanne. Love the fabric. You are so talented.

Chris H said...

It's not until you see the bag on your shoulder that you get an idea of it's size... it's IMPRESSIVE! And a really good size. The triple pockets inside are a darn good idea too. I love that bag. Well done.

Shirley said...

I have just called Janet from Quiltsalott the bag queen but I think you may be vying for her title. That is a superb bag and pretty please I want that pattern.(Note that I said want and not Need)Can a girl ever have too many bags?

Cindy's Stitching said...

pretty bag. Love the candy tree

Levin said...

heck! you're bloody clever.
that's all I have to say.
except, if you ever have a bag making workshop - please, please, please let me know. I learn from instruction better than I do from patterns.
please ;-)

Julie said...

Looks like a fabulously practical bag. Love the fabric too. I believe Ikea is opening a new store in Melb too. The Richmond one always seems hard to get to.

Kris said...

I love this bag. It is gorgeous! I also love hometown. I was in Hetties last week actually. A flying stop during my week long examination of my new granddaughter!

Christine said...

Your bag looks fabulous. Perfect fabric.

jodie said...

I love your bag, and your fabric choice and placement is perfect!

Annie said...

LOVE the bag, please write a pattern. Jodie calls me "the bag lady"

wendy said...

Wonderful bag and what a fabric choice I love itx

Mrs Moog said...

What a fantastic bag! I love everything about it...the shape, the size, the fabric, the handles!

I'll be in the queue for a pattern if you do one!!