Thursday, 10 June 2010

A Tale of a Knitting Bag

For some time now my Mum had been looking for a knitting bag and I had big plans to make her one for Christmas.......well Christmas came and went and still the knitting bag hadn't appeared. So the plan moved on to her birthday and I'm pleased to say I actually made it in time - just!
I bought the fabric at the Stitch and Craft Show back in March and it seemed the perfect opportunity to make something pretty using it. The bag is based on an Amy Butler pattern but because of the long base it's a perfect fit for knitting needles and is roomy enough for a few balls of wool too.
I did receive a comment from my ever understanding other half who remarked 'Don't you think you should make yourself one of those too?' whilst looking at my various knitting projects strewn across the coffee table. Well, I might just do that it could take until Christmas though but I do have some lovely fabric that I've been saving for just the right project ;-)
My Mum is a crafty person too as you've probably guessed by the knitting bag so I made her a crafty card. The image is a free download from Sj's Little Musings, I made a little addition and drew a cushion for her to sit on. The flower I die cut from some paper that I stamped with a dress making stamp from Paperartsy and the green one is die cut from felt. I handstitched around the edge of the card which seems to be a favourite technique at the moment for my cards and I actually took a deep breath and used (yes actually cut) some paper from my Material Girl stash.
I'm happy to say she liked it :-)


Sian said...

I'll bet she liked it! Go on, treat yourself and make another one :) It's great to have relations who appreciate a handmade gift isn't it?

alexa said...

Super bag - go on, you know you want one, you really do! :) Love the card too - love the way you put the image on a cushion!

Wrightboysmum said...

The fabric is fab, you do really need one for you as well lol. A dressmaking stamp I'm away looking and well done at cracking open the Material Girl and getting past stroking. Can see why your mum loved it.

Sian said...

Me again. There is an award for you on my blog today :) No obligation, just if you fancy telling a few whoppers!