Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Cold Turkey!

Hello, how are you doing?
Have you finally finished all of the turkey?
Is the dustbin full and the bottle bank overflowing?
Yes, same here, lol.
We've reached those funny few floating days between Christmas Day and New Years Eve. I've found myself floating aimlessly too, unable to settle. I know exactly why; I get like this if I haven't done anything creative and crafty for a couple of days. So there was nothing for it but to set up a make-shift work station up in the attic. You see my usual big sewing table has travelled down 2 flights of stairs to join the dining table as we had guest for Christmas. In it's place 2 single mattresses were laid ready for my nieces to sleep on. Well needs must and all that, I stood the mattresses up against the wall (I can't put them away as we have more guests arriving on New Years Eve.) and put together a tiny kitchen table that we no longer use.
Ahhhh...that's much better, just enough room for my lovely, lovely, scrummy sewing machine (oh how I've missed you! stroke, stroke.) and a small cutting mat.
And what did I make?

Well I've had this scrappy little drawing in my sketch book for months, so I thought I'd see what I could do with it.

Do you want to see?

I had a good old rummage and chose a suitable piece of embroidered linen.

Another rummage for pretty cotton lace, which wasn't easy as everything had been stuffed out of sight in cupboards and under beds ready for my guests. (How I'll ever find anything again I really don't know!)

A piece of the reddest gingham fabric

and hey presto!

A little Spring time shopping bag was made.
Ohhhhhh...I feel sooooo much better now that I've had my fix! lol.
I'll be back soon with all my Christmas craft makes now they are no longer secrets and some pictures of frozen waterfalls.
Happy Inbetween Time.
fi x


Lori Lynn said...

Love it!
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Ticking stripes said...

That is just lovely!

Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Fi, it's a stunner, love the colours and it's 'Springyness'.
Know the feeling, packing everything away for guests etc. your fingers are itchin' to get stitchin' and then you've got to find where you stashed everything......
Good luck, look forward to seeing your photos, don't party too hard New Years' Eve......

Claire X

Devon said...

Love love love it,,I am so ready for spring to show up,,

- said...

It's beautiful!!!!

**Anne** said...


Sally said...

Love the bag. You are so inspiring. Makes me want to start right in and get back to my projects.

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh what a pretty bag. You have really inspired me!
Julie xxxxxxx

Marigold Jam said...

Love it! You are so clever and inspiring - must see what I can do too.

Happy New Year.


Tracy said...

i too am a bit aimless at the moment, and you're right definietly need to be creative!!!
i love the bag you have made it's beautiful

Helsie said...

Oh lovely all the things you make are .

Annie said...

What a pretty bag Fi. I finished work well before Christmas and don't start back til 4th and had big plans for lots of fun crafting play time but alas I have been poorly [typical eh?]. It's been a particularly nasty bug and I'm still coughing and spluttering but worst of all is it has stopped me being energy or mojo :-( Lets hope a New Year brings us all good health and the energy to have creative fun.
A x

French Nanny said...

So pretty...

Rubyred said...

Oh it's gorgeous! Love the colours and embroidered flowers!I have been knitting and trying to master crochet as lots of stuff has been 'stuffed' into my tiny craftroom!
Have a Happy New Year!
Rachel x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bag and I love that it's for a little Springtime shopping! Spring sounds good. :)
Vivienne x

Just-Do said...

A bag like that makes one longing for spring even more! The embroidered linen is fabulous.
Happy New Year!

Silvia said...

Another oh so sweet bag, may have to start calling you the SuperBagLady!!!

sylviesgarden said...

So talented, it's yummy.

Autumn Mist said...

Gorgeous bag! I know exactly what you mean, I do want to craft, but find it difficult to concentrate with the hubster home. I am quite looking forward to everything returning to normal really!

Twiglet said...

I really love the way you combine fabrics/lace/embroidered linen - another little MarmaladeRose truimph! Like Wipso, I am suffering with the seasonal bug and lack any creative urge (not like me). It WILL return! Happy New Year and thanks for the wonderfully positive vibes you have created this year!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

You are just sop clever Fiona.
Happy New Year to you all. Hope we meet before long.

Gilly Tee said...

that is great,as is my lovely Christmas quilt.
Thank you so much for that it has had pride of place in the hub of the house all Christmas.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous. How clever are you to conjure up this in such make shift conditions. These drifty days obviously helped your creativity.

Serenata said...

Great bag Fi, very pretty and lovely and bright. Perhaps that's what I need to do as I have been feeling rather aimless the last few days.

Caroline said...

Love it! Sign me up for one!!!!

Becky Arnold said...

Love, love this! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

Teje said...

Hello! I think is my favorite of your bags!!! That's wonderful that you had already spring in your thoughts! Really beautiful and lovely colours!
I wish you Happy New Year and already waiting new crafts!

Lynn said...

The bag is lovely! Great work! Love your room! I am spending these next 3 days working on mine!
Happy New Year!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Beautiful... If only I could "throw" something like that together... ;D

have a super New Years
Alex x

Carol said...

Beautiful and Spring isn't far away (I keep telling myself!)
Looking forward to seeing all the "secret" items you have made.

*H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*
Hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you and your family.
Carol xx

Allyson said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!

FredaB said...

I really like how you have put this together - the old embroidery and the new fabric. Great job.