Well Mr F and me are off to London on Sunday to meet up with some friends, who we first met when we went on a cruise to Norway back in April. It seems such a long time ago now - so it's going to be absolutely great to catch up with them all again - (Vanda and Gill - can't wait for a good girlie gossip!!). We've got the day all planned out - travelling up to London on the train, then meeting our friends in a pub for a quick drink, taking the clipper boat along the Thames, a historical walk around Greenwich and then it'll be time for food - and drinks - and a bit of a natter - before we head home in the evening. I'm sure London will be buzzing with excitement as it's the last day of the Olympics.....
.....anyway, I just needed a new bag to take to London with me - and what better than a really BIG bag to keep all the stuff that I'll need for a grand day out. I decided to use this fabulous canvas - how patriotic is that!! I based this bag on the pattern "Håndbagasje" by AnnAKa but did not use the applique or Suffolk puffs. I marked out a simple 3" cross-hatch pattern using a Clover Hera Marker, and quilted this bag using a King Tut quilting thread in black....
.....what do you think? Inside I have used a red crowns print keeping with the patriotic theme - there is a hanger for my keys - just perfect!! Oh and a label? Mais oui!! This bag is HUGE and so there's plenty of room for the surprises that I'm taking with me for Vanda and Gill (you didn't think I'd come along empty handed did you girls?!) Anyway, I'm going to have a fabulous time - and even Mr F is just a little bit excited about our trip too!!
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