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:

Nicky said...

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

Anthea said...

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

Jane Galley said...

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

marina said...

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....

Susan said...

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

Christine M said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Heather said...

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

Chrissie said...

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

katherine said...

Lovely projects finished Fiona. Love the bag and cute pincushion

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

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

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You are so talented!!!!

Mistea said...

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

Leanne said...

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.

Cheryl said...

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

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful Fiona...lovely linen.

Helen McNaught said...

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!!

Raewyn said...

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.

Susan said...

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.

Jennifer said...

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

Karen said...

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

Melody said...

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

Hilachas said...

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.

Sheila said...

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

Shirley said...

As always Fiona, just beautiful work love the bag x

Jeanette said...

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

Charlie and Wendy said...

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

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

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

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

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

Wendy said...

what a gorgeous bag, your stitching is just perfect

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