Friday, June 17, 2011

A Bag with "Nanatude"

Another Birdie Stitches done... I've nearly caught up .....


Some time ago when DS and DIL were visiting they gave me a lift to quilting group.... just as we arrived I saw my friend and said "Oh goody.... my friend is here...."  and skipped off to meet her....
DIL laughed and said "It's just like dropping off the children at PlayGroup"........

...... mmmmm..... idea.....

Message sent to my ultra talented arty SIL, Mandy (no blog) for some drawings......

Stitch, stitch.... think, think..... play, play .....






There's a little bit of me in all the characters....

close up pictures can be seen HERE..

I made up it up as I went... and I would never do this way again... I think I found all the hard to do ways of doing things.... but it is durable, and holds lots of goodies for my "PlayGroup" days......

Thanks to DIL for the inspiration and SIL for lovely drawings
don't I have wonderful in-laws?

34 comments:

  1. Just love it Fiona, perfect for you to skip off to playgroup! Hope you have a lovely weekend..xx

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  2. what a great story Fiona,love it and the bag is great,well done

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  3. What a fun bag- that's what it's all about too- spending time with friends!

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  4. Love the apples on the stitchery such a great idea... and your bag is just FANTASTIC xxx

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  5. Not sure what happened to my first comment, hope I'm not repeating myself, but anyway, love your bag, great fun and I'm sure your fellow playmates at playschool will appreciate it too

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  6. They are both totally adorable Fiona - I especially love how you've made the bag 'yours'!

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  7. I am so impressed with your bag , that is just adorable , well done and a talented SIL but also a talented Fiona!

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  8. The bag is beautiful! So much detailed work went into it.

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  9. LOVE IT, Fiona. The peoples are so cute. Enjoy taking it to your Nana's Playgroup - just enough room to fit some goodies to share too.

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  10. I love it...so much that I want to make one. Could you share the blocks and sizes?

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  11. Your stitchery is wonderful, glad you are caught up...and that bag is the cat's meow...soooo cute!

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  12. I am glad YOU think it is wonderful to have in-laws. And that you have a playgroup. LOL

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  13. I LOVE IT - both the inspiration and the bag! Too darling, Fiona! Those little earrings just slay me!

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  14. Wish you were willing to make them to sale. With a little personalizing of course.
    I received my fabric order this week and am ready to do my pinwheel runner.
    Happy Friday.
    Mama Bear

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  15. what an awesome bag.. how do you get all this done... your a busy stitchin lady....

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  16. That is very cute, just the right size to take to Nana's Playgroup!

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  17. Marvelous bag! I love what you did with the drawings/stitchings. I am very surprised what you made. I also like the bird stitching and followed your link and I am stitching those blocks too. Hope you have a great day. Hugs, Kim

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  18. Was loving the birdie stitchery...and the excellent choice of fabrics (using the same range in one of my quilts so just a little bit biased - ha ha ha)...when I scrolled down to your bag...OMG! I. LOVE. IT. It is hilarious and just so perfectly apt...yep, you have great in-laws but importantly you have great imagination...did I mention I love it...

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  19. just adorable. I love your work. So intricate....
    susie

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  20. Had a giggle at your dil's comment.
    and your playgroup bag is wonderful. Clever you! It is always the way, that you find the hard way when you wing it but no pain, no gain.
    It is lovely!
    so is your birdy block....

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  21. You are so clever, Fiona. I think I'll call it Playgroup from now on.

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  22. This is such a gorgeous bag. I love all the cute and whimsical stitching and applique. Clever and talented in-laws - I'm sure you treasure them!

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  23. An absolutely super bag, very wonderful and beautifully made.

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  24. I love your play group bag. I'm sure you will be the envy of all the other "kids."

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  25. And are you going to turn it into a pattern for us? Pretty please?! I love it and know a Nana who it would be perfect for :)
    lv,
    Joy

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  26. OMG! Your bag is gorgeous. I am sure you will get so many compliments when you use it. Enjoy!

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  27. Your bag is really lovely, so great that it has so much of you in it. Your stitchery is beautiful too!

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  28. Hi Fiona, You have to be proud of that bag, so much stitching gone into that one. Looks like it's a great size to carry everything. Kind regards, Anita.

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  29. What a fabulous playgroup bag. It captures all the best times. Your birdie stitchery is lovely.

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  30. I am blown away with the detail in this bag Fiona. It is soooo cute. You certainly have :the gift: my dear. a wonderful bag. Dianne.

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  31. I am going to steal that "Nanatude" love it. I do love those birdies so cute.

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  32. That is one super bag for Play group - guess all the other kids will be wanting one too now??
    Enjoy the bag and your playgroup.

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  33. I LOVE this bag... it is so gorgeous!!!

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