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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

At Last I Can Share...

 Bags, bags and more bags.... This is my very first effort. The one I uploaded the other day was my fourth...
Below is the button detail I added to each side at the base of the handles
 ...the inside pocket and magnetic clasp
I take all my finished sewing items (and problems) to show my neighbour as she used to be a seamstress. After seeing my first effort she asked for one slightly smaller....
 An internal view...
 And a 'bottom' view.
 I then decided to go smaller again as I needed a bag for work. I don't wear a uniform but need something to carry my notebook, pens, scissors etc etc..
 This time I bought a ready made handle to stitch on
 The original pattern I found didn't include a gusset so I designed this as I went along
Hope you like my efforts so far. Back in a minute with another blog post, x

1 comment:

  1. I love your bag Alison, I keep meaning to have a go at making one myself, I have all the materials, just can't find the time.
    xxx Hazel.


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