Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Buttercup Bag

I did a bit of bunting making over the weekend for the wedding (which is in 9 weeks - ARRRGGHH) and was struggling with using some fabrics I had acquired that I wasn't too keen on. With the bunting, it is more about an overall effect and the fabric I use needs to be nice enough, but not too nice. This led me to suffer that fear of using something nice, not wanting to tear through the loveliest things in my stash but, as I realised this weekend, sewing the fabric that doesn't do it for you is no fun at all.
So, I was in desperate need of a sewing project that would revive me, and when I saw this buttercup bag pattern over at made by rae last week I printed it out immediately, and it had been sitting on my sewing table until Monday night when I gave over to it.
I struggle with starting projects, and need to remind myself to get stuck in, but once I'd started with this one there was no stopping me. What a lovely pattern... thank you Rae.
In making it up, I have totally fallen for the floral fabric, which was a charity find. The colours are really warm. And a bit of jazzy green lining... lovely.


And these are the fabrics sitting on my table at the moment... not sure why I am going all woolly just when the sun is coming out? It seems that although I am embracing spring in all other areas of the house, it hasn't quite reached my sewing space... I'll see if I can't do something about that!

5 comments:

Primrose Corner said...

Love the bag. It looks lovely in that fabric.

randi---i have to say said...

Great bag! I have been wanting to try that pattern. Hopefully I can get to it soon!

JuliaB said...

Oooh that is a lovely bag!! I was wondering how to make them ... thanks for the link!!

x

Veronica Darling... said...

I'm saving that link. I LOVE the floral, but I'm sure it would have been a bit daggy before. I always get fabrics on a whim at the op shop, and never know what to make once it's at home.

Clothcat said...

Love the bag, what a great fabric find. I know what you mean about finding it difficult to get started on projects!