Saturday, 8 January 2011
I'd been looking for a new bag for a while but just couldnt find one I actually liked, then I found a picture of the Pheobe Bag by arsty-crafty babe and fell in love! I printed the pattern off..and thats as far as I got, that was a few months ago.
Inspired by the year of craft and looking in my craft cupboard and spotting an old cushion cover that was just too scratchy to be used as a cushion (I like practical cushions, I'd scratch my face off if I lay on it!) I created this!
Is it possible to be in love with a bag??
Not bad for an old cushion cover and some remnants!
If you are looking for a bag pattern, Artsy-crafty babe has some fab ones, the Pheobe bag is free! Clicky
Mod podge created this beauty. As you may be able to tell, I have misplaced (definately not lost..) one of the handles but I will find it, either that or I'll just find two new handles - probably more likely than finding the other one.
(click the picture for a link to the pattern)
The main body of the bag is exactly the same as the pattern but I'm not fond of knitted straps on bags, so I modified an old belt and used that for handles. The lining was kindly donated by my gran (and I have loads of it left! she sends me parcels of really random crafting supplies every so often- the latest included amazing vintage patterns, buttons, a tablecloth and some wool!)
Anyway, there it is. My first bag
A new start for my blog, as this year (2011) will be THE YEAR OF CRAFT!! well according to me and my sister anyway. We both (try to) do a variety of different crafts but we dont really keep track of what we do. This is why I have this blog!
So any craft, no matter how bad, I finish in 2011 will be stuck on here for all to see! I'll put a few things I've done in the past month or so up, just to inspire me first (and so my blog isnt depressingly empty)
Wish me luck!