Friday, 27 December 2013

SSCS 2013 - Main Present Sent...

Finally opening of the SSCS presents was allowed and so the big reveals can be…well..revealed…first up what I sent...

Stalking of May Kristin's blog was fun and provided heaps of inspiration.  For the main present I wanted something that was "year round" rather than just for Christmas so I chose to make a bag.  After considering a few options I ended up going with a Rosalie Quinlan stitchery incorporated into the True Friends Tote Bag from Natalie Bird's book Red Home...
In the spirit of me being pathologically unable to completely stick to a pattern, of course there was a further modification aside from using a totally unrelated stitchery...
Plastic "window" pockets - one for her mobile phone (I hope, I used my phone as a gauge) and one that I thought would be good for a diary or the like and that proved the case when it fitted a mini calendar perfectly.  I love the bag I made myself from this pattern, it's such a great size and I hope May Kristin finds it useful.

Happy stitching...

10 comments:

Noela said...

Love your version of the bag,pretty fabrics and stitchery. I'm sure it will be well used. Hugs.....

shez said...

wow Annette what an awesome Bag love the colour and the fabric,what a wonderful swap gift.xx

Kerry said...

Ooooh pretty fabric. what a great idea- see-through pockets. Love your design mods.

Grit said...

This bag looks fantastic. I love the little stitching in the front.
Greetings Grit

Fiona said...

Lovely bag ... I know the size is great and I love your adaptations...
Hugz

Shay said...

Lovely bag that can be used for all sorts of things. I think the plastic pocket is a fabulous idea.

Happy New Year Jindi's Mum!

Christine M said...

Gorgeous bag, Annette. I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Chookyblue...... said...

just a beautiful bag and great pulling 2 aussie designers together.........

May Kristin said...

Happy New Year!
Thank you for the lovely bag you made me! I love both Rosalie and Nathalie's design! You did so well on this one! I'm looking forward to use it! Thank you again!

Nicky said...

This is a gorgeous bag Annette, sound like May Kristin was thrilled with it!