Saturday, 31 March 2012

Evening Bag and Tweets

Back in January I downloaded instructions for a bag by Angie Hughes and this week I spent a little time making it.  The base is black cotton velvet with bling added including Angelina fibres, painted Bondaweb and bright fabrics.  All these were overlaid with organza and stitched to within an inch of it's life.  I then beaded and finished it off.  I'm quite pleased with it myself and can see me making a few more with an alteration or two.

The My Tweets blocks are all now finished!  I know they are a little late as it finished in December but I was really struggling with the boredom factor with these!! 9 - 12 below.




All there is to do with them now is wash them and hope none of the pieces float away, size them up and decide how I'm going to finish the top itself.

Whilst rooting around in a cupboard I found this untouched box of inks waiting to be rediscovered.  I love using dip pens so perhaps this is a hint to dig out the nibs again, and perhaps a brush or two.

I have also raided the shredder and made some paper today à la DMTV. I even added some paint to tint a couple of the sheets.  They are now drying so will have to wait for the photos of that!

While I was having a wonderful time finishing this and that poor John had the task of moving two tipper truck loads of logs. The truck can only come halfway up the property and John has to move them the rest of the way to the woodshed with the trailer (sometimes we are lucky to rope in a son or daughter!).  Even that many only half filled the bay behind him but they won't be used for about three or four years anyway so I expect they could be added to.  The middle bay is what we have been using this year and the nearest one is next in line.  They joys of being lucky enough to have two rather large wood burners have to be earned and John will be the first in front of one of the fires tonight with his very deserving whiskey!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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12 comments:

  1. I love the birds! gorgeous colours.
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  2. Your embroidered blue birds are pretty and each has personality.

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  3. I love Angie Hughe's work too! Your bags are brilliant, bet they were fun to make. The colours on your tweet blocks work so well together, its stunning. Can't wait to see it all together.

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    1. Neither can I Julie! Not sure when I will manage to do it though. lol

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  4. The bag s lovely, super rich colours! We have chosen our wood burning stove, - there wasn't much choice answer want it to link to a back boiler too, but apparently we can't get it until the air source heat pump unit has moved, (?). Meanwhile we have a log fire place, but no one wants to empty the ashes, so we hardly use it!!

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    1. Well I have a hubby who spent 55 years without any kind of fire and is now obsessed with them (in a nice way of course)and they are always ready to just put a light to. No, you can't borrow him. :-)

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  5. Love the bags. We must have downloaded the pattern at about the same time. I have been itching to get started and now that I have finally finished C&G I have no excuses, trouble is where do I start?

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    1. I'm sure you will come up with something spectacular when you do manage it. It's a fab little pattern. And congrats on the C&G finish!

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  6. Really enjoyed my Monday morning visit :-) Love the bags, and your applique blocks - wow. Stunning.

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