Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The story of a bag....

A long, long time ago when I was a little girl of about 8 or 9 my best friends were a pair of sisters called Emma and Sally. Not only were we good friends but our parents were too, their dad worked for mine  and their mom was a school sewing teacher. As far as I remember she never taught be any sewing but she did make us three girls matching-but-different bags, we all had the same style but she picked out different fabric for each of us and what was super-cool was the bag was reversible, a two-for-one yeah!
I think the fact that bag was made for me and my friends had the same-but-different was what made the bag so special. Mine was a plain chocolaty brown on one side and a pretty brown flower design on the other. I used it for school until the day that my black cherry yoghurt exploded, making a right old mess and in the middle of summer it didn't smell to great either! I used a studier bag for school after that little incident and it put me off yoghurt for months.

Anyway, I was thinking I needed a new bag (my husband is rolling his eyes as he reads this!), one a bit smaller than my usual bag and something a bit summery so I decided to recreate my childhood bag. In essence it is a simple messenger bag with two pockets on each side. The polka dots are actually little apples on linen and the yellow side is teeny tiny polka dots and a bit of Heather Bailey? fabric for the flap.


I am afraid it is a bit wrinkly, my iron is on it's last legs and only works when it feels like it and then it is hit and miss if you get steam too! What have you been making recently?

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