Wednesday, August 19, 2009

my creative space ...

This week in my creative space, I've been experimenting with making a simple little fabric bag for each of my nieces (ages 9 months and 2). I am seeing them on the weekend (they live in Sydney) when I'll also be visiting the Stitches & Craft Show - double yahoo! Anyway, this is my prototype (made last night) ...


I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, although the embroidery does get a bit lost in this fabric (which I love!). Anyway, on the agenda today is to make another one. It's been lovely to sew again after such a long break during renovations. I'm trying to decide on the fabric to use - maybe the stripe ...?


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14 comments:

Amanda said...

Cute cute bag, Lovin' the fabric, they will love them for sure.

Nikki Cardigan said...

Bags for kids are a great idea. They have so much "stuff" to put in them. The stripes are cute... so are the little flowers. You could embroider their names on a little piece of plain, matching fabric then sew that on... then the name wouldn't get lost...maybe? Anyway - I'm sure your nieces will love them and their Aunty! Have fun at the show.

Michelle said...

Cute little bag!! Have fun at the show in Sydney!

redorgrayart said...

so very "yummy" cupcakes & colors!

CurlyPops said...

I'm loving the stripes and they'll look fab teamed with those gorgeous florals.

Kirsty said...

I've a small who would love the cupcake bag.

Pippi creates said...

The cupcake fabric is fantastic, I feel a sweet tooth coming on... I'm with Nikki cardigan; embroider name onto plain fabric then attach to bag, or maybe try white cotton? A neutral might stand out more. I love the stripe material, I have eyed that one off for a while, I was going to get some to add to the quilt I am making, but I already think I have too much fabric as it is. Maybe a combo of two of them might look good? Happy sewing.

Kylie said...

Fabulous bag. I love the fabrics you've chosen - the stripe would be my favourite too :) K

MissyP said...

Bags, bags, bags - best gift ever I say. Just finished one myself for a child's birthday party tomorrow night.

Enjoy Sydney!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

That's such a sweet bag. I'm sure they are going to be treasured - kids just adore bags, don't they?

Have loads of fun in Sydney!

Kirsten said...

Very cute - I have that fabric and made a shirt with some cupcakes appliqued on for my niece. She and her mother always fight about taking it off to be washed. I'm sure your bag will be a hit!
Have a ball in Sydney. I'm very jealous!

74limelane said...

Gorgeous bags ~ they will love them.

midge said...

gorgeous bag, and i love it when kids do their own lugging

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

That bag is great - I have been asking everyone what to make for some up coming 4 y o girl's birthday's - I think your nieces will love this. Kids love to put their 'stuff' in bags and cart it about. Love the choice of fabric too. Peta