I jumped into the bag on the cover almost straight away, as the materials for it came free with the book and I have a few long evenings at the moment working midnight shifts. I admit looking at the designs in the book I'd been glad I wasn't obliged to use Cath Kidston prints, which I'm not as much of a fan of. So the bag was more of a 'because it was there' project. But I fell in love with it as I worked and now I don't think I could give it up!
I made one small adjustment to the design and substituted half an elastic hair band instead of the fabric for the rouleau loop, which made everything a lot easier. I also couldn't resist taking a photo of my brothers adorable kitten Munter, who is staying with us at the moment. He's such a character and was very interested in my photo-taking. Munter in NZ slang refers to someone who is just a little bit crazy and this kitten lives up to his name!
I've had covered coat-hangers on my project list for a while at mum's request and as the book included a pattern and instructions it seemed a good time to give it a go. This is my first attempt, using a bit of left over fabric from my skirt.
So on the whole my new sewing machine is seeing a bit of use! You can expect a post soon showing off my other new birthday stash :)
That's all for now,