August OPAM…

If you recall, back in April I trekked over to Adelaide to attend Inspired Stitches with GF Ms K and GF Ms G…where the lovely Natalie Ross inspired us with her design “Strawberry Frenzy”…well, Saturday night after I had scared myself silly by finishing my August Stitch-A-Long block 2/3rds of the way through August, I went looking for something different to tackle and the Inspired Stitches projects put their little hands up and waved madly…to my absolute surprise I had actually finished the handstitching on this one and all I really needed to do was construct the bag…so yesterday that was exactly what I did and ta dah!….Strawberry Frenzy bucket bag…cute huh!

It’s a really useful size, big enough to have on a table or by a chair with a stitching (or knitting or any other) project neat and tidy and small enough to tote that same project on an expedition outside the sewing room…the pattern called for iron-on pellon but I went with using bag batting in the body and base for that stand-up-by-itself-ility and it has worked a treat…

I purchased the finishing kit put together by the lovely Sarah at Quilt Fabric Delights and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed…you know how sometimes when you buy a kit there is “just enough” of everything to make the project…one tiny little snip wrong and you have to run back to the shop and buy more fabric ‘coz you can’t get it wrong by even one thread? Well, I have to say that isn’t the case with a Sarah kit…good value with sufficient fabric not to induce a panic attack over cutting into it and lovely presentation…

Finishing this bucket bag has inspired me to get cracking on the stitchery for Natalie Lymer’s projects from the same weekend…not quite as far advanced with the handwork for that one…half a stitchery to go…

Hope your weekened was inspiring…

Happy Stitching…


Posted on August 23, 2010, in Bags, Inspired Stitches, OPAM and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love it a LOT – absolutely beautiful. I want one lol xxx

  2. Oh goodness gracious me!!!! I’m so left behind. A finished project no less. Well done.

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