Saturday, March 24, 2012

new bag for my knitting

Happy Saturday, friends!!!

First, thank you so much for all the comments on my previous post about using favorite fabric instead of just staring at it. It's great to know that I'm not the only one struggling and that we can support and inspire each other to put our precious fabric to good use.

I have this very long, never ending, and always getting longer list of projects I'd like to make. One of the projects on that list has been Ayumi's lunch bag. I've wanted to make it ever since I started sewing (about 1 1/2 years ago) and the time has finally come.



I wanted it to be fun, and pretty, and happy. In the spirit of not hoarding my fabric I picked out some of my favorites from my stash and got to work. The "clothes" fabric is by  Aneela Hoey, I think it goes so well with Rashida's washi fabric. I used charcoal one for  the outside and aqua washi for the inside. I don't think I can ever get tired of red and white polka dot. This fabric makes me smile every time I look at it.


I made this bag with a very specific purpose. It's going to be my on-the-go projects bag, it's big enough to hold my knitting as well as some hand sewing project. This way I'll be ready to just grab it and go whenever we decide to go to the playground or the pool. I'm sure to get some use out of it soon as my kids' spring break is starting and we are to have another week of summer like weather. Yay!!!

I hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend. Svetlana

 

22 comments:

  1. Everything you make is so perfect!!! The colors look so great together, even the balls of yarn and needles:)

    Now, I have a very serious question...what other fabrics are you planning to showcase in the next few weeks???? I need to know because I am going to buy those Washi prints and I want to make sure I get everything I am going to covet because my husband's wallet can't keep buying fabric every few days...lol.

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  2. I love your new bag and the colors and prints! I really want to make that bag too, it's on my list :)

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  3. Darling bag! Yay for getting to it - now you will really enjoy using it!!

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  4. Your new bag is really beautiful and looks practical!

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  5. Yea I too love your colour combination too. I love that you pop up with all these lovely little projects every week.

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  6. This bag makes me smile too! You did a wonderful job and I hope you get lots of use out of your cute new bag.

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  7. Love your bag! I forgot to add a comment on your last post, but I heartily agree. I've started using up some of my favorite pieces lately that I've been terrified to cut into and mess up. And it's so much better to enjoy the fabrics in use than keep them locked up in the cabinet!

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  8. NOW I know what all my fav fabrics are going to be used for.
    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
    hugs
    Gerry

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  9. You are really making me feel better as I have had a hard time cutting into my most favorite fabric and I have been wanting to make Ayumi's lunch bag for at least year now. Maybe it is time I follow your lead. Thank you. BTW, your bag is super. i love it!

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  10. this bag is perfect! and isn't it fun to have something you useful made from some of your fave fabrics! Win, win. Good for you.

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  11. I have seen this bag popping up all over the blogosphere and I absolutely love it!Was it easy to make? As I haven't been sewing long either and have been umming and ahhing about this for a while x

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  12. I love this bag - I was thinking of making one for my sew take-along stuff...think yours has persuaded me! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend

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  13. Looks fabulous!!! I really like the drawstring in the centre... so practical and looks good too.

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  14. Great bag, flawless choice of fabrics,

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  15. That's a fabulous bag, I love your fabric choices.

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  16. I made that same bag for my hand quilting supplies. Isn't it a fun bag to make? You did a great job with your fabric choices. =)

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  17. Just adorable! The fabric picks are fantastic, and you will really enjoy using it, I'm sure.

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  18. Awesome! Love the washi fabric with that clothes print. Just perfect.

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  19. Love the Washi -- nice work! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  20. Great job, the bag is gorgeous! :o)

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  21. Love this bag, great fabric choices!

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