For pretty much all of the Q2 FAL I had a tab open in my browser which I would look at longingly, promising myself that once I had ticked off all those WIPs I would be able to indulge.
So the minute I was done, and my July Bee blocks were in the bag, I got to it.
I know; improv, solids, all those things you don't really associate with me, but the minute I stumbled on these bags, it was love at first sight.
If you follow the link, or google until you are blue in the face, you will not find a decent, large, detailed picture to see exactly how they re made. So I winged/wung it!
The pictures don't really do it justice, yadda yadda, sunshine, shade, the colours are off, the lumps and bumps look lumpier and bumpier, but you get the gist.
I raw edge appliquéd, then not liking the result, zig-zagged the edges to stop the fraying. The affect is a little more heavy-handed than I had envisaged, but I really wasn't wanting to change thread colours a million times and I am very happy none-the-less.
The hand stitching in DMC Pearl #8 is completely rough and ready, and was a joy to sew.
The stinky handles are just leather, they need to be used and after a little scrunching and rolling they have already lost their stiffness, that was probably bothering me more than the smell to be honest, so now I am content I made the right choice to stick with it.
I used woven interfacing to give the Kona Glacier and Wisteria a bit more weight, but I may re-think for no.2; I have learnt a lot and oh yes, there will be more.
This will be my school run, quick dash bag, for phone, wallet and keys and room for all sorts of extra
junk the kids hand over on a regular basis.
So there you go, I am a happy bunny; and the linky for FAL Q3 is not even closed and I have a 50% success rate. Woo Hoo! xxx