Sunday, 21 July 2013

And Then There Were Three...

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a kit that I had carefully filed away...the kit was a swap gift a couple of years ago containing gorgeous blue Japanese type fabric along with instructions from Carol's of Midland (a WA shop) for an origami bag.  Once found it was way too tempting and I got too and made it up...I've made this type of bag before but it was years ago and who knows where the scribbled instructions ended up.  Anyway, earlier this week the Tupperware container leaked soup in my lunch carrier, which that day happened to contain my iPod in its little quilted drawstring bag. The bag was soaked - saving the iPod from the same fate - and as I had been thinking of replacing the bag  I tossed it rather than mucking about giving it a wash.  That meant...yes, the iPod needs new travel apparel.  Yesterday I had a brainwave...a smaller version of the origami bag, enabling the earbuds to be stored in the pocket and iPod in the main part of the bag...it took two attempts...and so...Then There Were Three...
Just like the Three Bears...a Big One, a Medium Sized One and a Little One...to give perspective the Little One is about 3" x 2 1/2"...too small for the iPod...so another go was required....the Medium Sized One works, the iPod fits perfectly put in sideways.  Of course I don't have the right sort of ribbon so tomorrow will require a stop at Bargain Box or Spotty after work, damn shame but I'll have to suck that up - he he he...

There has been a little bit more stitching going on but I can't be bothered with the photo taking thing...at least I've got some stitching mojo back, the photo taking/blogging mojo is starting to follow but baby steps, baby steps *LOL*...

A couple of tomes of inspiration have come to live at my house recently...
My gorgeous friend Andrea gave me a voucher for my birthday last year and as it was one of "those" birthdays I didn't want to spend it on "just anything" but was keen on a book.  Finally, Feathering the Nest with Vintage Inspired Quilts by Brigitte Giblin came into the shop, it was just what I'd been waiting for.  I've wanted The Fabric of Society by Dr Annette Gero since it was first published.  A couple of weeks ago I just decided to go for it...I'm calling it my "special birthday" present to me - just 3/4's of a year late...I can't even get presents to myself on time!...

Happy Stitching...

7 comments:

shez said...

very cute bags Annette,glad your ipod was saved,and what a lovely friend giving you a voucher,you got some lovely books with it.xx

Christine M said...

Your bags look great Annette. I find them so useful and have made quite a few over the years, even a couple of minis too!

Shay said...

Love all of those beautiful little bags...I really need to make something like this for a coupel of things that rattle round the bottom of my bag (and really shouldn’t !)

You’ll have to let me know if Feathering your Nest is a good buy – Im looking at it and Im sorely tempted !

Fiona said...

how fun to read you so full of nonsense!! love you little bags... that first thought of a flood of gadgets is scary isn't it?????
Hugz

Mistea said...

Such cute little bags, oh and practical too.
Nice books for whiling away some hours. Maybe even a little sewing inspiration?
Enjoy

Melody said...

Such gorgeous bags and lucky you with your fabulous books.

Anthea said...

Annette, how can those books not inspire you?! Gorgeous gifts, even if it has taken a while to use the voucher for them!!
Hope you are going ok, lots of love x