Sunday, 30 October 2011

Crocheting and Sewing...Crochet Plant Pots, Market Bag and Cath Kidston Handbag...

It's been a flurry of activity this week chez moi...this chilly weather makes me want to stay in on my sofa under a blanket watch dvds and making something lovely...I made this plant pot by crocheting round a plastic pot that used to have jelly in...

And this bag, to send to my best friend who lives in Brazil, I made it using a free lion brand market bag pattern, but it was too big, so I had to rip a lot out and make it up as I went along...I'm super pleased with it...

I also had my sewing machine out (last time I used it I sewed through my was hasn't bitten me since though, so I think we're friends again...I did break a needle sewing this...perhaps that makes us even!) to make the bag-kit that came with Cath Kidstons Sew book I treated myself to the other day (it's currently about £6 on amazon).  The instructions were quite complicated, and I had to use things like facings and top stitching, but this is the nicest thing I've ever sewn, it's all nice and neat and straight (ish!) stitches...I love it...I added the lining and pocket from my vintage fabric collection...I have made the handle, but I'm yet to tackle button holes on the machine, so I'm leaving it as it is for now...

Have you made anything awesome recently? 


  1. Love your makes especially the bag. Nope, haven't made a thing recently, been really lazy.

  2. Wow - great stuff!

    Love it all!

    Kay :)

  3. Thanks Loo, I enjoyed maing everything!

    Thank you Kay :) xx

  4. Love the bag - I think you may have convinced me to buy the Cath Kidston book!

  5. Thanks Lizzy...the CK book is very pretty, I think it was worth it just for the bag!

  6. That plant pot is very cute, I must improve my fledging crochet skills!


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