Oh it has been a great week for getting onto my machine and finishing some projects.
I had a lot of time over Christmas to sit and hand stitch but that left a lot of machining
to be done and a lot of projects to get finished on the machine.
This is a new bag pattern - I picked up the concept in Japan and have had a play
developing a bag pattern. It has hand applique and hand quilting.
I have made it in a new fabric that I brought back from Japan.
I love the texture of it - it a heavier woven solid. We also have it in navy and cream.
The photo above is the front. I have had these toggles for ages and have been wanting a project to use them and I am pleased with the look of it on this bag.
This is the back with a pocket and more applique.
The handle is long so it goes well over your shoulder. We will have the pattern in the
shop very soon and we will kitset it in a variety of colours - probably this tan, navy and
maybe a chocolate and a taupe!
The kitsets will be off to Palmerston North mid-February where we are
attending the new Expertise Events Quilt and Craft Fair.