Over the last few days I have been sewing a few bags in different styles, fabrics and I have also been toying with embellishments. I'm really pleased with the pink spotty tote bag, although next time I will line it because I think it needs to be lined. The fabric flower is a lovely, cute touch which I made from various co-ordinating scraps. The bag is a great size, perfect for popping to the shops or taking to school. I'm going to have fun making more of these in different fabrics. I think the next one I will applique a heart or flower on the front. So many possibilities!
After the bag, I decided to make a matching zippered pouch. This time I lined it in a plain cream cotton and it really makes a difference. Then I had fun prettying (is that a proper word?) it up with some ric rac, cotton lace and some buttons. One button is vintage glass which I bought in a set from an antique fair on a recent trip to Oxford.
Now I felt like I was on a roll so I made a small tote bag, this time lined with plain cream cotton and with an inside pocket. It is quite soft and floppy (ooh err, that sounds a bit rude!) and it is quite nice for summer. The next bag I make like this will have a magnetic closer on it, as soon as I buy some, or maybe a zip if I don't manage to find any. I've not tried to insert a magnetic closer before, I hope they are easy to use!
I hope you are enjoying some sunshine. We have had about a week of sun here which is unheard of in recent years! It is most welcome and we have been down to the beach a few times and into the garden. We even managed to get the barbeque out for the first time in what feels like ages. Apparently the weather forecast is good for the rest of the week, let's hope I manage to get some more sewing in and I'm not in the garden skiving ;-)