Friday, 19 September 2014

I'm thinking Christmas gift

 I've made two more "sew together bags" and as with everything else, it gets easier with practice. They are very addictive!

This one is earmarked for my daughter. I "dived" into my scrap bin and added a few fabrics from my stash and here it is - quite scrappy and colourful. The black and white bindings are leftovers from quilt bindings. It's become a bit of a tradition that I would make her either a box or a bag and filled it with "girlie stuff".  Last Christmas she told me that it is always her favourite present.

This one has not been allocated yet, but I have a few recipients in mind. Made almost entirely with Cotton & Steel fabrics it is nicely coordinated, although to be honest, I think I like the scrappy look better. It's more me!

I'm very temped to start one more, but there are other things which need my attention first. My Auntie Green's Garden for one not to mention that I promised to make a few things for the Charity Christmas Fair my group is taking part this year. And there's the little fact that it's DH's birthday tomorrow and I always make him a Linzer Torte. He also mentioned that he wouldn't mind a little bag to put his medication and vitamins in when he's travelling. I'll keep you in the loop.

Vreni xx



Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

I love this bag. I already made three if them, and thinking about two more for christmas presents too.

Greetings from Spain

Flickenstichlerin said...

Liebe Vreni x,
die Täschchen sind super schön, ganz toll. Da bekommt deine Tochter dieses Jahr wieder eine nette Überraschung.
Ja, so langsam geht die Weihnachtsproduktion an.
Ist den die Linzer Torte deine Spezialität? Meine ist der Frankfurter Kranz, aber nur zu runden Geburtstagen, weil ich die Mandeln von Hand schnippele.
Liebe Grüßle,

Martina said...

Du hast ja schon toll gestartet. Diese Teaschchen sehen ja wirklich super aus. Die Zipper halten mich etwas ab vom naehen, aber vielleicht versuch ichs dann doch mal. Die Geschenke werden bestimmt gut ankommen.
GlG und einen schoenen Geburi mit deinem Mann.
LG Martina

HeathersSewingRoom said...

Wow your bag collection is looking really great. I like all the interesting collection of fabrics that you can use to make these bags.

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antique quilter said...

they are beautiful , I am so impressed you have made this many! I can see how useful they would be. how sweet is that your DH asked for one. Happy Birthday to him,

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

The bags look lovely and the cake sounds delicious - thank you for the link to wikipedia. Our birthday season is fast approaching (my husband and I have birthdays 2 weeks apart). We love chocolate gateau from a local bakery.

Lynda said...

Oh sew cute! All those zippers. You must be a pro at that now. Love all the fun fabrics.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your bags are so colorful Vreni, they all look gorgeous! I love the idea of the black and white binding, it sort of stands on its own instead of overpowering all the pretty colors. Happy Birthday to the Mr.! :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

The bags are sew cute! Wish I was on your Christmas list ;)

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Your bags are sooo beautiful Vreni, I am going to have to make one too one day, thanks for the inspiration! xo

Cattinka said...

Deine Täschchen sind super, und ja es geht immer einfacher je mehr man von einer Sorte macht. Das ging mir auch schon oft so.