Monday, April 30, 2012

Bags of fun ...

Lately I've been making Nicole Mallalieu's City Shopper Bag (from her book You SEW, Girl!) as a present for my neice who was turning 10 years old. Well, this week I finished it:

I agonised over the fabric choice in my favourite fabric shop for a little while, but I am really happy with it (don't you just love the retro bikes!).

I also made this for my 5 year old neice (a request from Nana):

And, not wanting to leave out the remaining sister, I made her this purse together with my first lot of fabric covered buttons (I'm addicted to making these buttons now ... ):

It's amazing what you can get done on a wet and gloomy ANZAC Day public holiday.


  1. The bags look amazing Rae. Well done! All three girls can show off their Aunt's handy work. So much patience.

  2. They look wonderful! Just wondering if you will be selling the buttons (with the elastics) on Etsy any time soon?! They are so cute! :)

  3. I'll be making some buttons, to be sold as hair accessories, out of our custom made designs but hadn't considered selling any others. You've inspired me though, so yes I will make up some more and sell them via my Etsy shop. :)

  4. Yay! I will keep an out for them :)

  5. I added some button hair accessories to my Etsy page, and there's more to come in the next few days too :)