|I've been catching up with all the blogs I follow and popped round to Handmade at Home - a lovely blog written by Kelly in West Sussex. First I was drawn to the lovely heathery colours of the Noro shawl that she's recently completed, and then I spotted a lovely bag she'd made too...|
To make her fab bag Kelly had used a tutorial and pattern from the VeryPurplePerson blog. It's a brilliant blog and a very wonderful pattern - quick to do, and the has a lovely shape. Here's my first attempt - I actually made it a little bit wider because I need to get a fair bit of stuff in it! It still looks good, but I think in future I'll stick to the pattern! I'm looking forward to making lots more. A good excuse to stock up on yet more fabric! The fabric I've used for this one is some vintageLaura Ashley fabric that I remember mum buying at a sale back in the mid-80s! I really love it... The buttons are Oxfam finds - I think they are glass and they are utterly fabulous. This one is definitely a me me me project! Novita the blogger from VeryPurplePerson, has some lovely patterns and tutorials, it's definitely worth popping round to take a look - there's lots of inspiration there.
I'll be getting lots more inspiration tomorrow because I am off to London... partly I am catching up with old friends, but I'm also taking the opportunity to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see Quilts: 1700-2010 - a major exhibition that they have on at the moment. Can't wait!