A few weeks ago, I bought a selection of half metres of fabric from the "Flower Sugar III" collection, from Sew and So's at Bungay. I've been really busy stitching several cosmetic/toiletry bags using the pattern "Anna's Sminkepung" by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa and some ric-rac and lace trimmings. These bags are quilted very simply in a cross-hatch design, using white Mettler quilting thread...
...these bags look just as pretty on the inside as they do on the outside, and all the seams are neatly bound and hand finished. I love these scarlet bags with the turquoise polka dot binding...
...once I'd made a couple with mostly red fabric, I changed to using the turquoise fabrics with red polka dot binding. A selection of white lace and ric rac adds a finishing touch to these bags, and I've added my labels into the side seam, just below the zipper for these ones...
...these really are very quick to make, and I can practically make these in my sleep. These will be on my stall at the Orford Christmas Shopping Day, along with lots of other quilty goodies that I've been busy making over the last few weeks. Hope to see you there!
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.