Monday, May 27, 2013

A new bag.....

This months Stitch-A-Long project is this cute bag from "Some Kind of Wonderful" by Anni Downs....


The stitchery took the longest to do.. but it was a lot of fun...


I used a very expensive piece of raw linen that I found...


... and sewed with Pearl 8 - Canna from Cottage Garden threads.... I loved using the Pearl with the bit of sheen and of course no splitting of threads..... it is the equivalent of 3 threads and so was great for this project on the courser linen....



There was a bit of fabric left over including a 4" strip of linen - and since I had paid so much for for the linen I didn't want to waste any ... so I put together this little pincushion



Marina does a little trick with her pincushions to hide the final stitching... making the 'split' for stuffing in the middle of the back ..... 


and then a lovely bit of ribbon (a gift from Marina) to cover the spot... can slip your scissors in there...


Righto, Gotto Go.... next months project has 1/2" hexies....oh, oh, oh.....  I might just procrastinate and start with some prepared stitching and a cuppa ...


30 comments:

  1. Stunning Fiona.... you'll be fine with the little hexies, they really are fun!!

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  2. Just beautiful Fiona - you know I love bags & you have done a great job of it. Better get the insurance in order, don't want to lose your pricey make!! x

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  3. What a lovely bag, I really like the shape. What a good buy too

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  4. your finished bag looks great, what a bargain price for that linen.
    sweet pincushion too.
    a hexie project?
    you could always send them here to get done....

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  5. Your bag looks great with the red stitching. And wasn't the linen a great find. Cute pincushion too.

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  6. Your bag looks great Fiona. I love the touch of green.

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  7. love your bag fiona and love your pin cushion,i do the same for my joins now, it makes it neater i think,lovely finishes Fiona,well done.xx

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  8. Great bag with lovely stitching. I love the pin cushion made out of expensive linen!

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  9. Lovely bag and cute pincushion, what a bargain buy. :-) those hexies sound fiddly a challenge perhaps

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  10. Lovely projects finished Fiona. Love the bag and cute pincushion

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  11. I love your bag Fiona. I got my 1/2 in hexies today, its madness to play with hexies that small! hugs

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  12. Cute bag. You really did make good use of your expensive linen. Sweet little pin cushion too.
    Enjoy your stitching.

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  13. Your bag is gorgeous Fiona, I love it. And the pincushion is adorable, I love the idea of the ribbon to cover the sewing line.

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  14. Your bag is gorgeous in the variegated thread Fiona and great idea from Marina with the pincushion

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  15. Wow! such a gorgeous bag!! and what a great idea on how to close up the pincushion! will have to use that method next one I make!!

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  16. Beautiful bag! Lucky you with the linen find - how neat that you didn't have to waste a scrap - the pin cushion is also very nice.

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  17. Your bag is so lovely. About the hexies - I thought they would be so fiddly, but really they aren't so bad. But if i were doing them again I would tack them not glue them - its a bit hard to unstick them when they are so small.. (This is thanks to Lynda for the tip after I had glued them!!! LOL)
    PS: gorgeous cup & saucer too.

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  18. Pretty bag.....and that linen was a great buy too!

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  19. Great stitching and a lovely bag. Love your bargain shopping, too.
    Fun little pin cushion.

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  20. Yet another gorgeous finish. Love the linen and a bargain too.

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  21. What a beautiful bag that is. Just gorgeous. You'll have fun with the 1/2-inch hexies. They come together quickly and are so cute.

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  22. Beautiful bag and at a great price too , nice you used the rest for they pretty pincushion . Hugs Sheila

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  23. As always Fiona, just beautiful work love the bag x

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  24. You bag looks fabulous. Cute pincushion. Got to find what fabrics i want to use for next months projects. The girls at the stitchers inc, working on theirs, gave me ideas & now i don't know what way i want to go colourwise. Hugs,xx

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  25. Your linen was a good find and your bag is gorgeous, lovely pincushion too. And your new stitchery is beautiful, hugs Wendy

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  26. That looks great...I haven't seen one of those bags in red! Geeez that was expensive linen LOL!

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  27. Hello Fiona,

    Lucky you with the great Linen pick up of 2013. Enjoy that new bag Fiona.
    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  28. what a gorgeous bag, your stitching is just perfect

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