Thursday, November 16, 2006





This is mum's bag for Christmas. I sat down last night and cut out all of the pieces, and today I sewed it up. After a few mishaps of sewing handles on the wrong way, having the top the wrong side up, and unpicking them all, I have finally finished. Do you like it. I hope my mum does. The pattern is from the bag book that I bought a few weeks ago, and posted about. It is not too hard to make, and look at how nicely the zip was stitched in, I was quite proud of myself. So now all I have to do is finish off a baby cardigan, and another scarf.


This scarf is from the Jo Sharp book, Gathering. It is called Checkers, and I really like the pattern. I am using Naturally Merino which is a 10 ply, so it is really lovely and soft. I think I will make a different scarf for the other teacher, and they are both lovely people, so I hope they like them. I have also finished the postcards, but I did not end up making fabric ones, I just used glitter and Christmas stickers and stars to stick them into picture postcards. I think they are cute, so I hope the recipients like them too. I will put them in the envelopes tonight, and get them ready to send off in about 2 weeks. Well off to knit some more on the scarf, just another ball and a half to go, or maybe I will add another, it depends on the length, so happy knitting and sewing everybody!

10 comments:

Cathy said...

Great bag! I love the flower fabric. I've been meaning to make a similar bag for a while but I don't like fiddling with zippers. I'm sure your mom is going to love it!

Rhonda said...

Job well done the bag looks wonderful.

Noeysmommy said...

I love your bag! It turned out really nice. Any sign of the Cotton Ease yet? I'm really worried about it.

Karen said...

Your mum's bag is great!! And what a beautiful scarf! Can I be on your Christmas list?!

melissa said...

nice bag ..I can 't sew to save my self ....!!

sandra said...

Really like bag - who wouldn't!

jessica said...

What a great bag! I can barely sew anything, let alone a zipper in a cute bag... thanks for visiting me and leaving such nice comments!

We are waiting to know the sex of the baby:) Since I have to have a c-section its the only suprise we have left.

hege said...

What a great bag! Beautiful scarf and baby hat, too! How generous you are!

ikkinlala said...

I think it looks great!

Saltwater purls said...

lucky mum!