I've been busy sewing in the evenings, making more bags for Christmas gifts. I used the pattern Anna's Sminkepung by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa (no, I don't read the Norwegian instructions, I just follow the very detailed diagrams!) and a selection of pastel florals from my huge stash of Lecien fabrics. These were quilted very simply, using Auril thread 40wt in colours to match the fabrics, then I added some lace trimmings as decoration...
...these are trimmed with Prairie Points at the side of the zipper, in fabrics that match the zipper binding. I really liked this range of Lecien fabric, and may have to replenish my stash of fabrics and zippers and lace soon!...
...and here they are altogether. It's been tricky getting decent photographs as it's been too dark in the mornings before I go to work, and definitely too dark when I get home in the evenings, so I had to wait until today to get this photo-shoot completed. I'm planning to spend the rest of the day sewing as I'm getting ready for a Christmas Craft Fair that's tomorrow, so I'll share some pictures later!
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.