Lola

Sweet Lola you are my new favourite!  This little bag is such a cute but classy addition to my ever growing Swoon Pattern collection.  She sits so elegantly on the arm.  It’s a very easy sew and quick to make, I’m not usually a ‘make a bag in a evening’ girl, cutting out, interfacing and prepping is usually all I manage in one go, but with this bag I did it all including the vinyl zipper pull!  

I love how Lola looks with vinyl accents, they really made this Star Wars BB-8 fabric pop.     

   
Lola is the perfect accompaniment to my Sophia beach bag, another Swoon pattern, which is going to be my new carry on when flying. Lola will fit easily underneath the plane seat.  I made a little adjustment to this one and added a couple of D rings to the side so I can attach a cross body strap.   

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Indulgence

It’s been a little while since I last blogged, there just never seems to be enough time to do everything I want to, someone once said to me a busy person will always be busy and I guess that’s true of me, I find new things to do even when I’ve got a stack of other things on the go! I have found time to do a little sewing and been busy making a few of the Swoon pattern bags. So forgive me whilst I indulge myself in my creations and show you what I’ve been making.

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Swooning around

At the beginning of the year I discovered the world of Swoon, a world where I can indulge myself in as many handbags as I like, a world where colour, pattern and fabric is limitless. Yes, I’m talking about Swoon patterns the fabulous handbag patterns by Alicia Wietholder .

IMG_1658-0.JPGI’ve used tablecloth material which just screamed handbags at me, vinyl and some fabulous fabric from Walmart, of all places, which I picked up on my holiday in Florida.

IMG_1816.JPG These are all the Ethel, a fabulous pattern that is free!

IMG_1833.JPG My favourite though has to be the Evelyn, I made the market tote version which is big enough to hold my laptop, zipped pouch with mains cables and headset , my bionic gear bag mobile office and most importantly my lunch!

IMG_1870-2.JPG I predict many more bags in my future!

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