Fun in my fabric world....

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What could this mean?

Super cute bag from Anni Downs' new book..."Some Kind of Wonderful"...great travel size...hmmm?
I used some Denyse Schmidt scraps and some linen from the stash. Anni's version had some embroidery, but I can barely sit still at present, let alone embroider...I think this looks okay though.
It is machine quilted and I love the lining fabric...it is full of goodies. I added a little lady beetle as a zip pull...I bought it a couple of years ago whilst visiting Beijing.
Loading some new music this evening...scared the oh so grown up offspring with a "youth attack"...oh I felt twenty again...loud singing..."Ita" and "Cheap Wine"and "Teach your children"...where did the years go?
Sounds like I need a break away!
 Cardygirl xx

32 comments:

paulette said...

Too Funny!! We need one of those 'attack' every SEW often to keep us young!! Crank'er up...I want to hear!!
P

weidemama said...

I Like This colorful remnants, the suitcase is great!
Greetings from Wilma

bettsylyn said...

Can I come too - as long as we can sing those songs loudly and not care who hears.
On the other hand - which was why I was actually commenting - I love your bag! That one is high on my list of things to make, but I was thinking I have so many other things I need to stitch that I don't have time. But of course I don't have to, do I? I can make a beautiful one like yours using favourite fabrics. Just a perfect solution.

beth said...

Have a great trip. I just love that little bag!

Fiesta said...

Alison, it is beautiful!

LuAnn said...

I love your bag. It would be a lot of fun to just sit and stitch and sing loud and long.

Kate said...

I wish you safe travels - loud singing - much sewing.

Farmyard Crafts said...

RETREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you travel safely. Have an awesome time. Hug everyone for me! I was going to drop in on our way home and surprise everyone... but Buddy Boo has been quite unwell so we decided to come home early and therefore will not be passing through to the Cottage On The Hill... :(

Anne Heidi said...

I just got her book today, and that bag is definately on my "to do" list! Enjoy the retreat, and keep singing!!! ( the kids think I'm crazy as well... gotta keep them on their toes. ha-ha...)

Maree: said...

Love Your Bag those Fabrics Look Perfect...I'm Sooo Jealous!
Have a Good Weekend...
cheers

simplestitches said...

gorgeous bag and filled with goodies! enjoy yourself...

shez said...

Fantastic Alison have a great time and your bag is beautiful,you have done a superb job of stitching it,well done and have a safe trip and take care.

broderie said...

alison, i hope its the big trip you are going on, take care and enjoy every moment!

Julia said...

Love the bag Alison...sing your heart out..have fun and safe travelling..
Julia ♥

Anita said...

Have a GREAT weekend!!!....from the absent one....

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Your quilted project bag is super cute! Have fun, wherever you are going!

Lynda said...

Have you bought Cold Chisel tickets? The new bag is beautiful.

SandyN said...

Wow - your bag is way too cute... I might need it...lol. LOVE the colours...

( I can finally write comments - I was having trouble)...

When is the date for the retreat next year.... I will make sure I put it into my diary! )

Sandyn

Kathryn Milner said...

Hey there , Cardygirl......love your bag , very pretty fabrics !

Farm Girl said...

Your little case is beautiful Cardy! The quilts in your last post are stunning, I have a weakness at the moment for Pom Pom de Paris. Have a great weekend, hope you're having a super time!

Kayly said...

Love the bag. It turned out beautifully.
Don't you just love it when you can freak out/embarass the young ones by singing and dancing to loud music.Show you're still alive!

Too many eggs said...

love the bag, the lady beetle zipper pull. I am about to start one for my mum, i popped down to my local quilt shop and grabbed some new thread for the embroidery....can't wait to start...need to finish my stitch-a-long monthly task...had a big stitching night last night....so am very close.....

Sue-Anne said...

Cold Chisel is coming to our little town in November - can't wait!

Love your bag and love the zipper pull, so cute.

Lurline said...

Wow! How gorgeous and it is so neat!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sherri said...

I love it! I bought the pattern at market...and now I think I really must make it soon! It looks like such a great size to carry stitching/quilting supplies!

Janet said...

I have to get that book now. I've made a bag like that but it was really tricky, love yours and love the shape.

Roseanne said...

love Your Anni Downs bag I have been looking at this pattern.

Chookyblue...... said...

your bag is too cute........had such a nice time with you at retreat.....travel safe.......

Siobhan said...

What a sweet little bag! I love that little lady bug zip pull!

Bec said...

Your bag looks fantastic! Like you, love the lining fabric.
LOL about the music.

Stina said...

Love the bag...:o) Just bought the book.. and oh and ahh over it.. and seeing yours .. SMILE!! :o)
Loved catching up on your blog.. so much prettiness to see.. TAke care... no more kangaroos!!

Mrs Minton makes... said...

Hi love your designs! so pretty!!