Friday, September 10, 2010

Bags!!

Flea Market Bag designed by Grand Revival Designs


Today I turned 42 years old! Wow I cant believe it sometimes and then other times I am grateful that I have reached this age. Anyways avoiding all the getting older sayings and such I decided to sit down today to sew. I have been feeling in a bit of a slump with my knitting lately, and have been wanting to do something for myself so thought today would be the perfect opportunity while the kids were at school and Paul was at work to get busy on the sewing machine. I won the pattern for this bag a year or two ago and never used it, but today I decided to go through my fabric stash and pulled out some fabric I had from Hollabee and some linen for the lining and decided to try my best. I have to say this bag is supposed to be reversible but the lining side has one or two tiny creases along the top seam so it will be staying on this side forever! I really love this fabric and the circles are more of a rasberry red instead of the color above.  It has plenty of room as I made the larger size messenger bag instead of the smaller one.  I have already emptied my bag and filled this one up for permanent use.  The best thing is I can pop a project bag inside so my knitting can come along with me instead of having to carry 2 or 3 bags of things I want when I visit my parents place!

Two Sided Bag by Kimono House
I also finished up another kit the other day. This is a project bag from Kimono House which I think are in the city. I bought this at the quilt in I attended in July with my sister. I didnt do the loops as suggested, I just made tabs for the string to thread through and it is just the right size to fit a sock project in or a hat or scarf project. I quite like the fabric on this one seeing as though it is green!

Okay I am waiting for Paul to arrive home with my flowers and then I am going birthday shopping. I think I might have to buy myself some chinese for dinner and watch a dvd!  I hope you all have a fabulous happy weekend with lots of sunshine!!

23 comments:

beck said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Sue! I love your bag, it looks fantastic, yay for making something just for you! I hope you have the best day ever, much love xo

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday! You have become the answer ;) Love those bags.

opportunityknits said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had the best day :)

Kate said...

Happy birthday lovely lady!
It sounds like you spent the day in the perfect way.
I hope your family made a big fuss of you when they got home. The bags are fabulous too. I hope you have a great weekend.

2paw said...

Happy Birthday!! You are the answer to Life,The Universe and everything (until they found out the hairdressers and telephone sanitisers ruined the experiment the mice were conducting)
Love both your bags, surprisingly I like the raspberry one a lot, maybe even better than the green one!! Enjoy your evening!!

My Love is..... said...

Happy Birthday I hope your evening is as wonderful as you have planned :)

Miss Prudence said...

Happy Birthday Darling Susie! : )
Glad you made time to do something enjoyable, productive and creative - you have set an excellent precedent for the coming year!

Now eat cake and soak up the adoration from your family and friends xxxxx

Bells said...

happy birthday! 42 is a great age! It's the Meaning of Life age!

I adore those bags. I'm off to google them! I had a crease in a reversible dress for my niece today - I think I'll keep the crease side inside too!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Sue! I love your bags :)

Thimbleanna said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Sue! It looks like you had a wonderful day in the sewing room -- that raspberry bag is so pretty. Hope your evening was fantastic!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday. Glad you got to do something fun for you. Love the bags.

Hilary said...

Happy birthday!! I love your bags!

Sandra said...

Happy b-day, honey! Your bags look amazing and glad you bragged your sewing machine again!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday Sue. I love both those bags.

It was my son's birthday yesterday and was mine two weeks ago. Celebrations were delayed, DIL was overseas etc. We went out last night to celebrate both days and we enjoyed ourselves. I hope you also enjoyed your Chinese or whatever you bought.

Michele said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you had fun shopping.

I absolutely love those bags. They are awesome!

Rose Red said...

Happy Birthday! Love your bags, especially the Flea Market Bag - I am a sucker for big bags - but I always try to fit TOO much in them! It is lovely. Hope you had a great day.

Charity said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I hope you had a fabulous day, and evening out. :o)

Jelly Wares said...

Happy B'day Sue!!! Your bags look gorgeous... What a great way to spend your speacial day, doing something as rewarding as sewing...
I hope you had a lovely evening with your gorgeous family..

Hugs - Jodie :)

Ally Johnston said...

Happy birthday. You did a great job with the bags. Hope the rest of your day was wonderful.

melissa said...

happy (belated) birthday!

both the bags look great, what a wonderful way to spend the day!

PlumStitches said...

happy belated birthday Sue! I'm so behind. maybe it's good to diversify with the crafty projects and then you get rejuvenated. love the bags!

drkknits said...

oh i missed your birthday sorry! i will be this age later this year, what a great vintage you are. hope you had a great day, and lovely bags! xx

Oiyi said...

Happy Belated Birthday! You made yourself 2 beautiful bags.