Sunday, 19 September 2010

Cutie bag

I was determined this weekend to make a bag and using this pattern that I purchased from Patchworks Plus I whipped up this little cutie.
It was pretty simple to make but I really hat doing gathering, I'm always inpatient, break the threads and have to start again. This is going to be a gift for a friend's daughter who has to have an operation on her spine and I'll fill it with some goodies that will hopefully bring a smile to her face.

24 comments:

Jodie said...

I'm not a fan of gathering either...but it does look good, especially the big bow.

JennyWren said...

What a beautiful bag! Well done.

Kerri said...

Very productive weekend then. Looks great. Im sure she will love it filled with some goodies

Roseanne said...

O very nice!! Sarah dose have some very nice patterns. Love the big bow.

Deb said...

Lovely bag Jo, and such a sweet sentiment for giving.

Amanda said...

What a cute bag, and what a lovely thought too.

Sarah said...

Looks great Jo! I bet she will love it! I hate gathering too lol
x Sarah

barb's creations said...

gorgeous bag.I'm sure it will bring a smile to her face.Hope the op goes well for her :) Barb.

Anita said...

Hi Jo, I love the bag you made. I quickly jumped over to the site you can purchase the pattern from and what a difference in bags! It really depends on the colours you use. I love both bags. Kind regards, Anita.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The bag looks fantastic Jo...great choice of fabrics, the red tie looks so good...

DAWNIE said...

This is just lovely Jo - well done. Sarah does have some great patterns and it keeps growing.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

It looks great Jo...looks like it would hold quite a bit too!!
Jane.

Chookyblue...... said...

definitely a cute bag.......hope the friend is ok........

Vicki ♥ said...

Its gorgeous Jo and I am sure your friend will love it :)

clare's craftroom said...

Lovely bag Jo ! I hope the young one recovers well .

wonderwoman said...

its a gorgeous bag Jo and a lovely thing to do - i'm sure it will be well used and loved!

xxx

Susan In Texas said...

What a pretty bag. I'm sure she'll be very happy to get it. I started a new purse project yesterday, without realizing that it has literally dozens of pieces. It looks simple from the outside. lol But oodles of pockets lurk within. It should be fun to put together - a real puzzle!

Happy stitching,
Susan in Texas

Handmade by Mai said...

What a lovely bag I think that reciever will love it.

Sue-Anne said...

Looks great Jo!

melinda said...

What a lovely bag. Instead of gathering, quite often I can replace it with little pleats, which are much quicker to do, and neat as well.

Maree: said...

Love the Big Bow..Very Girlie..I'm sure it will be a Welcomed Gift!
cheers

Mrs A. said...

Love the colour combo.

julia said...

Jo, I just love your bag! If I were you I had a hard time parting with it & I'm sure the new owner will love a beautiful bag!
Hugs, Julia

Helen Stubbings said...

a hint for lots of gathering- stitch a BIG zig zag over dental floss - then pull up the dental floss to gather, pin and stitch into place then just pull it out from under the zig zag... dental floss wont break when pulling up lots of heavy gathers and becuase of the wax it pulls out easily... H