It would appear that there are many of us on that fast train right now, for me it’s slowing down a little and I hope it’s the same for you, thanks for all your lovely comments.
I did a little *ahem* fabric shopping a while ago, it was love at first sight so I had to buy
and in a little more detail.
I also bought the Haga fabric in the Nougat and they all came from my new favourite online shop Hus and Hem.
Now, they are not cheap by any means but the quality shines through and I have a special plan for the beautiful bird fabric given some extra hours in the day. As for the Haga, I had recently earmarked this tutorial which comes from the book 1, 2, 3 Sew by Ellen Luckett Baker (the tutorial being released by the book publishers), to make a Market Tote bag. The fabric was perfect and even though it meant cutting into my lovely new stash it had to be done. I striped it with some hand dyed linen in red and a rustic linen fabric for the bottom and lining of the bags and I’m very pleased with the results.
I needed to make two bags altogether, one for C’s Keyworker (she was also F’s when he was at pre-school) and one for F’s teacher. I wouldn’t normally make something so major as teachers gifts but both have been great this year and really deserved something a little extra.
Although the bags look the same in these photos they are quite different in ‘real life’. I have used both of my Haga fabrics and the red stripes are not the same (one is a pink red, the other more of a brown red). The bags were super easy to make, the only thing I have changed on the pattern is making the arm hole slightly deeper as on the first bag I found it difficult to get it over my shoulder.
The bit that took forever was making labels to put inside.
These were printed on fabric transfer paper (which I HATED using, my printer didn’t like the make I chose at all) and then sewn inside.
Phew, all done 🙂 Just need to get F to write the cards now!!