I used my alternate random generator this time to pick a winner for the little bag below. I asked David to pick a number randomly out of his head and he came up with #28.
So confetti falling on your head Chookyblue, because that happens to be you. Congratulations, send me your snail mail address and it'll be in the mail tomorrow along with extra goodies in the bag.
Thank you sooo much everyone for all the wonderful comments and helping me to celebrate. The only downside of giveaways is that there can only be one winner.
The bag bug hit me bad after making that one so I decided to make some time to play around with some variations of a sewing case. I made this one for my daughter using the sewing box tutorial listed on this page.I have made it before but decided to add some interfacing to give it more stability which in turn made it much harder to sew. There was some unpicking and teeth grinding going on.
I used a hair tie for the loop and a vintage shank button for the inside pocket. I loved using these colours which were perfectly funky.
The other bag I made from a Japanese linen I picked up in New Zealand on my last trip but it was looking a little bland so I added the polka dot to the handles and ..................................
I drew up my own pattern for this one but used the same lining technique as the giveaway bag. What I didn't like was hand sewing in the lining pieces and the depth inside could have been bigger.
I haven't finished yet, I think I'll make up another bag pattern using several different techniques to get a good shape and a lining and zip that's easier to put in.
Stay tuned, Janet