I have had a busy week, crafty week that is. I have been super busy doing the Let's Scrap Blog Hop and I have also finished my friends birthday present, as well as looking for new yummy recipes. I have also got myself involved in a new challenge.
I went into town today and got the press stud to finally finish the Phoebe Bag. I am really pleased with the end result. Yes my Mum did help me (a little), but who needs to know that.
My material is leftovers from my bedroom curtains, it is lovely & thick so hopefully it will be strong.
I downloaded the pattern, then cut it out. Here is the main piece of the pattern pinned to the material. The material is folded in half, so that I get a whole piece.
Here are my four main pieces of the bag. The two top pieces are for the lining. To give the bag shape you dart the bottom corners.
Here is the bags flap, I have sewn on a press stud & a button.
The finished bag! I made the strap longer than on the pattern as I know my friend likes to carry her bag across her body, but it is not too long that you can't put it over your shoulder. I am really pleased with the end results and I am now on the look out for some material so that I can make myself one for the summer.
I will update you on my blog hop challenges tomorrow, as I have forgotten to make a note of which ones I have completed. I can tell you about the new challenge "TO COMPLETE 100 PAGES/LAYOUTS IN 2011". When I first read this challenge I thought "no way" but it is only for fun & the blog hop is helping a lot. As I type I have completed sixteen, yes SIXTEEN pages. Two are not Let's Scrap sketches, but that doesn't matter they all count. The lovely ladies at Let's Scrap have provided a link so that you can add a counter on your blog, but as yet I haven't figured out how to get it on here. So I will say bye for now, as I need to go play and see if I can figure it out.