Sunday, 1 July 2012

Fresh Sewing Day July

Well June is over and now it's July.  Summer holidays with four kids at home approaching fast and productivity will grind to a halt (ish).   I'm just going to show one little thing today which is a birthday present I have made for Laura Needles, Pins and Baking Tins.  My rule for handmade gifts is that you have to use your favourite fabrics for gifts for favourite people so I gritted my teeth and cut into my Lakehouse Paris Tea Panels and my Basic Grey Curio.  It was hard.
It's Laura's birthday next week and we're having a little bit of a do at my house - high heels, big hair, balloons, homemade cake (made by Laura herself as she is the best cake maker) and home made presents.

I was inspired to make it by this wonderful bag which Katy made to carry her EPP around in.  If you want to make one of these yourself, you can buy all you need (the frame, piping, interfacings, interlinings and glue) from U-Handbag.  There is also a tutorial on her blog for making bags and purses using these frames and it could not be easier (other than me getting glue all over my fingers and picking it off for days).

Graceful Kelly bag

What about you?  What have you worked on this month?  Any finishes?  Maybe a mosaic of everything you've been doing?  One favourite thing?  Link up at the bottom of this post to share what you've been working on. If you do link up, how about visiting at least four of the other blogs who link up - two above you and two below you - and stopping to leave a comment as well as visiting back anyone who visits you. As always here's the button to grab:

Lily's Quilts
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Next go and visit and get to know at least four other linked blogs - starting with the two above you in the linkys and the two below you. Visit those blogs, leave a comment, click to follow and visit that blog regularly over the next few weeks. Visit more if you have the time. And also visit back any new bloggers who come to visit you and get to know them and their blogs.

29 comments:

  1. Very cute bag for the lovely Laura

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  2. Wow, that bag is gorgeous, looks like it was worth cutting into the precious fabric. Lucky Laura!

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  3. Wow that bag is great. I haven't brought myself to cut into this fabric either lol

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  4. Such a cute little bag! Can see why it was tough to cut into that gorgeous fabric!

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  5. Those are great bags Lynne! And they look really great with those fabrics - you have such an awesome stash!

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  6. Beautiful! Often the fabric makes the project and you have done well using the best of the best! :-) Love the light dusky blue inside, beautiful contrast... you suddenly got me interested in black again!

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  7. Pretty bag Lynne! I have bought the frame but have yet to decide on a fabric for it, your choices are fab.

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  8. Such a gorgeous bag - will it make her cry?!

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  9. Lauli's going to love that bag! Sounds like you'll be doing a good job of spoiling her, which I'm very pleased to hear :-)

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  10. wow, love that bag: Laura will be thrilled

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  11. Aww, what a nice friend! Wonder if she's taking it to Sewing Summit, may have to mug her ;o)

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  12. Beautiful bag Lynne, great rule!

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  13. Love the bag you made for Laura :-) And your philosophy about using your special things to make for special people, really nice idea :-)

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  14. The bag is gorgeous, so stylish and classy, Laura is going to love it x

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  15. The fabrics and bag are such a perfect combo. Thanks for the link ups.

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  16. I have had my eye on that frame for a while, will definitely have to get my act together and order one.

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  17. awesome bag....trying a framed-bag when it rolls around in the zakka sew-along. yikes!

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  18. So beautiful! What a lovely gift. That floral print from basic grey is definitely my favorite print in the lot. Soooo lovely :-)

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  19. Peeling glue off fingers is one of life's pleasures

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  20. Lynne, love your blog and I want that amazing bag! Trying to add the link button to my blog, but it's not working. I know it's me, the California sunshine today is distracting and I'm having a difficult time concentrating.

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  21. Loving the bag and peeling glue is soo much fun....just do it all before you start eating anything =D

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  22. Such a cute bag and perfect for Lauli!

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  23. If she doesn't want it.....! I'm ready and willing!

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  24. Am in awe of that bag - it's beautiful! What a lucky lady :)

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  25. I love that bag and the fabric sure is yummy!

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  26. LOVE it. Its just beautiful :o) This post and all the comments made me smile a big toothy grin. Great day today, loves xxx

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