In the bag …

02/10/2011 § 17 Comments

I’ve been bag-making over the last few days …

Rust Shoulder Bag

Black Wool Shoulder bag

I designed and made some handbags earlier in the year and received lovely comments about them.  This time, I’ve designed a shoulder bag.   I move around a bit with my textile passions so, last week it was scarecrows and quilts and this week it’s bags!  I do like a bag that’s pretty on the inside too …

and must have pockets for phone, pens, notebooks etc etc etc etc!

I’ve been raiding my stash of wools and corduroys to make these – how I LOVE LOVE LOVE wools!

All my October calendar pictures are bringing out the homebird in me and I want to make the house warm & cosy, but all the windows are open and I’m in a summer skirt and no cardi!

I brought in an autumny handful of blooms this morning, just to remind me that it’s OCTOBER ALREADY – despite the thermometer telling me it’s June!

Kitchen table

Now there’s a tidy corner of the kitchen table!  The sale catalogue from yesterday, still fairly pristine, not well-thumbed like my usual auction catalogues.  No sooner had I brought them in than I had to take the flowers outside again ‘cos it wasn’t bright enough in the kitchen for a decent photo!

That’s more like it!

Love that vase – one of a pair found in a charity shop the other day for the princely sum of £4.50 – for the pair!!!

A quick catch up on weekend news – a bit of a disappointment yesterday.  The rural auction – a biannual event held in a field in the midst of Hampshire – was not what it used to be.  I haven’t been for a few years and when we drew up mid-morning, we found a surprisingly small crowd gathered around the auctioneer.  The lots were quite interesting and I took some photos that I’ll share later in the week.

My saddle came home again – thank goodness I put a reserve on it!  To tell the truth – I’m really pleased it’s back.  HF is slightly worried that a horse will appear – just the right size for the saddle (it’s usually the other way round, in my experience) – but never say never!

Off to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts – maybe a trip out in Dolly later.  “Dolly?” I hear you ask – well you’ll have to pop back to meet her too and no, she doesn’t have 4 legs!

Pop over to see what we’ve all be up to this week at Wendy’s blogspot and Handmade Monday.  A week of solid evening sewing awaits me – 2 fairs next weekend – Alton on Saturday and Blackmoor Apple Day on Sunday and undoubtedly some more bags.  I may not be around next Sunday night to post so …

enjoy it while it lasts, the sun’s still shining brightly here …

Adaliza x

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§ 17 Responses to In the bag …

  • Caroline says:

    Love the bags and all those pockets, ideal. Now a girl after my own heart flitting like a butterfly from one project to the next, bbl to see what Dolly is! intrigued, a car? Have a good week


  • I love your bags! such great fabric and a little more unsual! x


  • Wendy says:

    Oh, I do love a nicely-lined bag! it makes all the difference and adds a touch of luxury – good luck at the fairs with them.

    Apparently yesterday was the hottest October day on record and it’s a different story here today with torrential rain. Ho hum!


  • mcrafts says:

    Love the red bag at the top of your post. I too prefer a bag with lots of little spaces inside for things like phone etc.


  • Jill says:

    Such gorgeous bags – really super colours.



  • Martha says:

    great bag creations! you really know what you;re doing! i like the black version with some blackwork (if i recognize well) just watch out – someone may pinch of the washing line!

    i like the being a homebird idea, great time of year to do some home decoration with autumnal flowers, fruits and branches 🙂


  • adaliza says:

    Here’s a riddle for you – it’s got 4 wheels (well 5 actually – but I’m sure you know that old joke), but it certainly isn’t a car!


  • redneedle says:

    I love the colours of your bags, they’re just lovely and I couldn’t agree more with you about the contrasting lining, it’s like the bag’s little secret. But now you’ve set my cogs whirring , it’s not a car, but has 4 wheels, will have to think on that one.


  • They are great bags, I really like the black one, the red lining looks lush.

    MMmmm I’ll have to pop back to find out about Dolly, is she a steam engine?

    Jan x


  • adaliza says:

    No, not a steam engine – keep guessing!


  • Susie says:

    I love your bags. I’m embarrassed by mine, but there’s something about purses, making them, that is just compelling and fun. Yours are so professional. Beautiful.


  • adaliza says:

    Thank you – I love making them!


  • Planet Penny says:

    I love your bags, very stylish. I am on the hunt for one which doesn’t have a ‘Bermuda Triangle’ app at the bottom where things, like the ringing mobile, disappear at inconvenient moments!


  • adaliza says:

    Just had one of those moments myself! Had to ring it from house phone just to make sure it’s in the bag somewhere! Collies in a right tizz, trying to answer it for me!


  • Anna says:

    I love the black and white bag – and wish other ‘bag makers’ thought like you – I never have enough pockets in my bag! Anna x


  • RosMadeMe says:

    Loving the bags… and the big roomy pockets inside… also love the fact that the linings are light so you can find your black purse in the gloom of your bag. Brilliant make 🙂


  • Calico Kate says:

    Love the bags the lining of the red one is so pretty. Good luck with the fairs. Hope you had/have lots of sales. (and also with finding the right sized horse!!)


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