Poppy's new ballet bag is finished and I'm pleased to report that it's a hit!!
It's been 11 months since I made the huge changes to gain a more balanced working/family life. One of the many things that has subsequently given me so much pleasure, is finding the time to make things for my family and home. I can not believe that Poppy is 6 already, I was so precariously in danger of her growing up and missing the opportunity to make her pretty and sweet things. Thank goodness I came to my senses in time.
Sorry.... I digress, I loved stitching this embroidery, for one it was relatively quick, it was also a change to use just one colour of thread, rather than creating one of my usual colourful creations. I did however stick to my favourite stitches..... back stitch in the main, lazy daisies on the border, satin stitch for the eyes and french knots for the details on the dress.
To make the bag I raided the shelves of Pretty Fabrics and Trims (I know I'm a very lucky lady!!) I used a combination of pretty Tilda fabrics from the new collections, 'All that is Spring' and 'The Summer Fair'....
and a touch of decorative hand quilting....I do love hand quilting!!
......I was thinking of writing a tutorial for how I make my tote bags......would you like that? Let me know. In the meanwhile, if you would like to stitch the fairy, she's available as a pattern HERE and HERE....
Thank you as always to listening to my ramblings, it's so lovely to share them with you and to hear what you think. I'll be back soon, with a crochet update.....my little pile of grannies is growing!