Monday, 28 February 2011

Handmade Monday Week 5

Welcome to week 5 of handmade Monday organised by Wendy of 1stUniqueGifts where all of us crafty people can get together and show what we have been up to or what we are working on at the moment.
I have to admit i seem to have spent several hours on the computer this week rather than getting on with my makes.
I signed up to a new site called crafty-bitz run by Sarah from Dragonfly Jersey. She's hoping to turn the site into an online craft fair and basically all you need to do is sign up, load your album with photos of your makes and also links to your shops or websites so that people can find you.
Sarah achieved her 1st goal of 50 members this week and is now aimimg for 200.
I've also spent quite a bit of time "lurking" around the folksy forum and have picked up quite a few tips on promoting and selling yourself. Hoping to put some of what i have learnt in action very soon.

So back to my makes.
Well i managed to finish off the mobile phone cases earlier in the week. And then, at the weekend, i found a bit of time to start cutting up the lovely fabric i bought last week and make a couple of summer bags.
The colours are rather loud i know but i like that.
So let me show you the beginning of the project and hopefully next week i can show you the end result.
First i have cut out 2 bases and attached them to some wadding.

Then i cut the pelmets. I think both materials for each bag will compliment each other very well.

Here are the straps.

The linings.

And the first base stitched.

Hopefully i have left you looking forward to seeing the finished product.
Pop back next week and i will show you.
Thank you for popping by.


  1. I actually love the colours and look forward to seeing it finished off.

    Thanks for taking part in Handmade Monday x

  2. These are so awesome. I don't sew at all (well I have, but my stitches are just so bad and crooked and ugly!) I wish I lived close enough to make sense to order one. I think the shipping would kill me. :(

  3. I like seeing things in progress:) I really fancy having a go at making a bag for myself but wouldn't know where to start!

  4. Very pretty colours and looking forward to seeing the end results:)xx

  5. The material looks as if it will go well together. Can't wait to see the finished result.

  6. Many thanks to you all for popping by and glad you are liking the colours.

  7. absolutely love the polka dot phonecase, its so bright and cheery :)


  8. Love the colour and pattern cannot wait to see the finished item

  9. Bag making - looooove bag making. Can never have enough bags. And pretty bags too. Can't wait to see the end result. Mmmmmm bags ;)

  10. Just wanted to say that your blog is looking really great -you put me to shame and I will be updating mine very soon. Hope we still carry on to be Blog-mates , Good luck with everything !

  11. Love making bags - watching yours...will be back next week! Nancy