Friday, 8 February 2013

Decisions, decisions

One of the best things about our new flat is that it's across the road from our friends Dave and Raych. When we first moved in it felt a bit like being back in halls at university - being able to pop by and see people so easily, instead of having to make plans like boring grown-ups! Alongside their many other wonderful qualities, Dave and Raych are great because they have a shower. We, on the other hand, currently have a building site/bathroom with no shower and a lot of mess. So they have very kindly been letting us pop by to use theirs.

I had been wondering whether I could make them something as a thank you, and then they mentioned to my hubby that whenever they have loads of things to think/decide/pray about, they put them all in a hat, draw out one and discuss that one. Perfect! I had been waiting for an excuse to try out Jeni's drawtsring bag tutorial, and this was it.

First up, cutting.

The fake patchwork fabric was a birthday present from my good friends Matt and Kirsten.
It's perfect for Raych, and I'm sure Dave will be OK with it!

Next was the exciting bit - getting to use my new embroidery hoop! It was a Christmas present from my in-laws, and I loved using it. I felt a bit like I was in Pride and Prejudice :)


Then I sewed the pieces together...


... and, ta da! One lovely little bag.


Jeni's tutorial was great. Very clear and simple to follow. I'd definitely recommend you give it a go! I gave the bag to Dave and Raych a little while ago while on one of my many pop-round-for-a-shower trips, and Raych described it as the prettiest bag she'd ever seen. So I think it's fair to say it was well received!

Gotta love the button fabric

I'll be linking up to Finish It Up Friday and TGIFF (hosted by Kit) and checking out what everyone else has made too :)


12 comments:

  1. That's so cute! I love all those fabrics you've used.

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  2. What a nice touch to add the personalized embroidery! Great finish!

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  3. That is one VERY pretty little bag :)

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  4. What a beautiful bag - well done!! Popping in from TGIFF :)

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  5. Great bag. Love the fabric and a great gift.

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  6. I wish we were organised enough with our decision making to justify a bag like this - so pretty! Well done again Emma!

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  7. Your little bag is very sweet!

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  8. very pretty bag :) how nice to have such good friends close by!

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  9. what a sweet gift! and pride and prejudice is one of my favorites!

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  10. This is a perfect gesture. And you made such a nice one - the personalization is a great touch. :)

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  11. I love Jeni's tutes, too! Fun use of the drawstring bag! I also appreciate a good shower, when and where I can find it.... ;)

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