Well, I managed to get one bag done.
See my lovely tidy piles of fabric in the background - I am so happy with me. : )
I probably have enough scraps to make a trillion bags, which just goes to show that you should never throw anything nice or pretty away.
I regularly throw away things that I don't consider to be nice or pretty, for example - Phil's socks and underwear.
Phil and I have lived together for a long time time now, and he knows that throwing his dirty socks and undies down the stairs (so they land in a heap by our lovely stained glass hallway door), and leaving them there, really REALLY annoys me.
My dear husband doesn't seem to be able to understand the concept of putting dirty laundry in a laundry basket. ?
So, I take my anger out on the smelly socks and unmentionables, by throwing them straight in the garbage/rubbish bin. New or not * This makes me happy again.
Anyway, back to the bag...
I really enjoyed doing this - because it's so messy. The stitching is all over the place, but who cares ? If it starts to unravel, just do a bit of hand stitching to put it right, I reckon more stitching will add to the texture anyway.
And going back to not throwing pretty things away... that corsage is made from the cuff of a very well-worn Oilily dress, I just cut the cuff off and gathered it up with a running stitch, and then made a little fabric yo-yo to go on top.
A few people have asked me where to get Oilily fabric, Gawd knows, if anybody does know, I will happily lick you all over. In the meantime, I just cut up old dresses that you used to be able to get on e-bay.
We're away for the weekend, we are going here, a very westerly part of Britain, if you live in America, I will be a little bit closer to you and I will be waving to you on Friday evening. Look carefully and you will see me. As usual, the weather forecast for this country, is crap. Rain, rain and more rain....
I've packed our bags with Scrabble,drawing stuff, playing cards,Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl books, and lots of warm blankets. Wish me luck.
* Phil, in case you were wondering.... that's what happened to your ' lucky mickey mouse pants'.