Monday, June 19, 2017

Bag For Bianca.

Whilst sewing bags the other day, l saw a large scrap of fabric sitting in my stash and decide to continue on making yet another bag. This time a smaller version of the one l made for Elise.  Not really knowing who the recipient was going to be.
Have now decided to give this to my granddaughter Bianca. On our trip to Melbourne in the next few days.

A Baby On The Way.

 My Gorgeous Niece and Hubby are expecting their first child.

Have been busy making a few things to add to their nursery.   It is such a great pleasure to do this in celebration for the safe arrival of the newest edition to the family.

Of course within the theme of the mother to be strict guidelines.

One nappy stacker as ordered with matching receiving blanket plus a few extras bibs, storage bin, burp cloths, hooded towel and bath washer toy.

Toy giraffe, elephant will be added extras.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Paris Bag For Elise.

Putting together a bag for my fourth son's girl friend Elise.

Adding my own personal details and touches.

Such as handles, pocket trim, internal pocket sizes, as original pockets too small.
Very time consuming working out measurements that would work.

Cutting each main fabric piece, lining and stiffening as well as interfacing for every piece, pressing,  trimming plus setting out and remeasuring. Top stitching and of course adding zips.
Coming together very nicely.   Bit bulking with the foam interfacing but manageable.
Think these extra details make the bag look less home made. Added extra hard wear to give bag shape.
 This would be the bag without hard wear and is still a nice bag, but the younger crowd like anything home made to look more shop bought.
 The hard wear also assists when bag is open to sort through your many and varied items kept
within.  Beautiful new bag ready for Elise.