Sunday, January 30, 2011

Phew.... just in time.....

Already the end of January..... that's 1/12th of the way to next Christmas.... that's scary!!!

Some time ago Marina was offerring this pumpkin fabric free to a good home ...........  well, I was the only person who wanted it so it has been living with me.......

I have had some hessian (burlap) and this last week I have made these:

not just one bag...........

not two...............

but three grocery shopping bags..............

I am very happy with the result

One for me,
and two towards Christmas gifts

Narelle has challenged us to make one Item for Christmas each month and Allie has a linkie where you can strut your Christmas makes..

These are blocks from Shell's BOM last year....... I made one last year - and gave it away.... I had all the blocks drawn out and I have promised myself to get some UFO's done before starting too much new......

I love the quotes.......





and a Raggedy & Friends blocks which are by Kaaren as a BOM
(I am wa-a-a-ay behind - I'm supposed to be up to 9!!)


Joy hosts Finishing Stitches - 5 UFO blocks completed

That deserves a little celebration?


Safe weekends to you all.... read you in February!!!!

26 comments:

  1. Great Job on the Bags they look Great...
    cheers

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  2. Your grocery bags are gorgeous! That's a great idea, I should make my mom some - the store we shop at doesn't use bags, we usually bring laundry baskets, lol!
    I love your stitcheries too, they are so adorable!

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  3. These bags are fantastic. Always good to get a head start on Christmas.

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  4. Wow, good start for Christmas. The shopping bags are great and will be very useful. Love those stitcheries too.

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  5. Well done on the bags, they are just wonderful and the pumpkin fabric has definitely been used well.
    Love your raggedy and friends block. I haven't started this but have been downloading it to do-eventually.
    Definitely worth celebrating. I will have the white you can have the red!

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  6. Those shopping bags are much nicer than the ones the shops sell. Like the combination of hesian and the pumpkin fabric.

    Nice blocks there, Shell's sure are pretty and thought provoking.

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  7. Great bags... great stitching... and a great raggedy block... yes I think a glass of nectar is well deserved xxx

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  8. Great bags - love that pumpkin fabric!

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  9. You'll look flash heading shopping with your new bag ... well done!

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  10. Your bags are so cute....it is awesome what on person can do with someone elses giveaway.....great job. Love your blocks and stitchery.

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  11. Boy... you've been busy. Lots done over this weekend. All nice work too!

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  12. Great grocery bags , I love using cloth bags , so much easier to carry . Your stitcheries are wonderful too and I also printed those out but they are in the UFO pile;-) Have a great day .hugs SHeila

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  13. Doesn't it feel so good to get things done and be ahead of the game too! Good for you girlfriend! A celebration indeed!
    :)
    xx, shell

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  14. Love the bags. Isn't it great to be able to great something wonderful from a mere piece of cloth. The raggedy quilt is so sweet, too. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. The pumpkin fabric does go well with the "burlap". I like the bags!
    You stitcheries are so cute! One day I will sit down and learn that craft I hope.

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  16. Love your grocery bags. They are sure prettier than any I've seen in our stores! Don't you just love making something without spending money! Great job!

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  17. The bags are great.You are smart to start with gifts . I have so many things to get done too .I have allot of things to paint Ineed to stop sewing and paint. Laura

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  18. The bags are fabulous!!! I love them! Love your blog and thanks for visiting mine! We are up to our eyeballs in snow so your photos are really a bright spot in my day! Hugs, Mickie

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  19. Great bags and a great start on Christmas presents. Lovely block!

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  20. Hi Fiona, gread idea with the grocery bags....Allie's Christmas through the Year...will take a chunk out of the Christmas Shopping...Warm Regards, Lyn

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  21. Great idea the shopping bags Bubz, you have done a great job.....and well done on the Chrissy present start...

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  22. I love your shopping bag... They are so siple, and so cute...

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  23. Definitely reason to celebrate - your projects are gorgeous - my favourite are the amazing shopping bags - I just love the combination of fabrics (and what a bonus that the pumpkin fabric was gifted!)

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  24. Great bags. I just love watching everyone make Kaaren's Raggedy project.

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  25. Your bags are adorable. Good luck on the Christmas gift a month. This is Heather Louise from www.howdoyoudothisagain.blogspot.com
    You mentioned your blog in your comment so I came out to find it, I am so glad I did. You have a wonderful blog. I will be following along to see how your Christmas creating goes.

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