These pieces waited patiently for a couple of days while I pretended to be a responsible citizen of the world and went to the office!
Today was back to my latest routine - home during the day. It was a grey and rainy day for the most part, so I spent it indoors with my needles and threads.
OK, I put Nomee to work and she played very nice.
This bag is an excellent size for lots of things - see this is the inside.
Like a bucket really - the colour is better represented in the above photo it is a pretty gold colour which matches the flowers on the outer fabric, maybe because just this once I used two fabrics from the same range in a project. (A bit radical - I know!)
The construction of this bag means there is no trying to get the bulky outer through a small gap in the lining.
Instead the base is attached on the outside with binding - perfect really, especially good for making the base more solid.
A pretty button closure finishes the look nicely.
Just like with the perfect zip on Sunday - this button was in the stash and is a pretty wooden one that is a found item. Yay.
While the handle is not long the shaping at the top of the bag means that it is easy to wear on the shoulder.
I know this bag will be well used because the one I made for me three years ago is looking much the worse for wear, which is why I brought the fabric to make this one back in February. It took me until July to locate the pattern - Go Anywhere Bag design by Heather Waldron published in a Handmade Magazine before the end of 2008!
Playing along with Curly Pops Choose your own bag Adventure Sew Along.
There was some knitting today too - but that happens in little bits every day, even when I go to the office.
To finish off a lovely relaxed and productive day I went to NCB, for social crafting, in my case more knitting.
Hope your Wednesday was full of stitches.