I pinned a really simple pattern for a reversible bag a couple of days ago, and decided to pull out some of my bargain fabrics from Pink Castle and make one!
So as the hailstones pounded the conservatory roof, I cut and stitched my Jenean Morrison California Dreamin' fabrics, and in under 2 hours I had this psychedelic beauty!
I love it - one side might be a bit loud, but I don't care!
|'Oh she could have ironed it before taking the photos!'|
It really is an easy to follow pattern, you can download it from Very Purple Person; it requires very little fabric, no interfacing, zips or fancy business, and would definitely make a quick Christmas present, (oh did I really say that!?).
And as if that wasn't enough colour for one day, my zips arrived from Jennifer at Zipit. Thank you everyone who suggested this was the place for zippers. You were right! I ordered 25 x 7" and 10 x 4" for the delivered price of about 5 measly zips from my local fabric shop. Sorry local fabric shop, but this is too good a deal to pass up.
So I am all set to make an incomprehensible number of zippy purses in the run up to Christmas.
See, now that's two posts in two days mentioning the 'C' word - there really is no escape is there!
I seem to be blogging a day in arrears too - but today we went indoor ice skating and I am pleased to say that all three kiddies, their friend and 'us mums' all had a great time and I didn't fall over - so total success!
If you haven't yet voted in the Pings & Needles Japanese Scrap Bag Challenge - whataya waiting for?! Thank you for all your words of encouragement so far - don't forget you can have up to 3 votes, so use them wisely.