Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sashiko bag finished … WooHoo!!

I got together with Lynn and Valerie yesterday and I finished my Sashiko bag!! Oh I’m so chuffed with how it turned out!! This pic looks a little floppy ~ hmmmm …. oh all’s well, I see why it looks so strange ……March 2010 025 My CEO in charge of quality control had just popped in to do a final inspection …. you know, check I didn’t leave a stitch unstitched or a tuck untucked ……..March 2010 024Happy to report that the bag passed inspection :o)!! March 2010 027Here’s Valerie’s, Lynn’s and my bags all lined up for their first photo shoot …..March 2010 021 The pattern came from an old Homespun Magazine, I’m sorry, I have no idea which one, but I could probably find out if there’s anyone that wants to know :o). Don’t they all look so different!!??!

We had a bit of time to spare when we were done so we made these rewards cards wallets (see the free tutorial on my sidebar) ……March 2010 034A few friends had mentioned that they wanted one so we made them “to order” in the colours they like :o).

I must say a big Thank you all so much for the comments on my poor little car. I’m off to get some quotes today and see what we’re up against. Nothing’s cheap when fixing a car so I’m well prepared. So glad we have insurance :o)!!

Have you seen Dawn’s blog??? Sweety that she is, she’s made a gawjus bag called “Mahal Kita” ………DSC04633and the pattern is for sale with ALL the proceeds going to Baseco (more info Dawn’s blog). The PDF pattern is just $4 so please pop over to see Dawn and help out this fabulous cause.

Hope all is well in your little corner of the world ;o) …….

25 comments:

Dawn said...

Love your Shasiko bag Joy.. looks lovely and the CEO looks like he loves it tooo much...looks you may have lost your bag to the 'Kitty'.....thanks for blogging about Baseco for me....
Hugs Dawn x x x

Julia said...

Love your Shasiko bag Joy..you did a great job of the Sashiko..
Julia ♥

renata said...

love your sashiko bag, and ceo looks as if he did also, i am in the process of starting a quilt, havent done this for a long time-10 years, also a sunshine coaster from eumundi, so have noted your sidebar for supplies etc, many thanks!

Lurline said...

So nice to catch up, Joy - poor little car and love your bag!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Allie said...

LOL - I laughed so hard when I saw what you carry in your bag - those really turned out beautifully, amazing how they all look so different! Good luck with your car, Joy!

Sharon said...

Love, love, love the bags!! And the cat in the bag is just the cutest!
Sharon

toni said...

Your Shasiko bag looks fantastic Joy! Your poor little car... those posts can be sneaky! toni xxx

Kerri said...

Love your bag. Im a bit of a bag lady at the moment. They are so nice and quick to do. Great fabric

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I just love your bag! And what you carry around in it :))

Fiona said...

Gorgeous bag Joy - Love the CEO - Very handsome indeed

moramargaritaster said...

Lovely bag,and the cat looks like it too.Grat job.

michal said...

great picture, the cat in the bag :)

wonderwoman said...

i love your bag, the colours are just fantastic and so's your stitching!!! Better watch out that kitty doesn't nab it!!!


xx

Micki said...

That shasiko bag is just lovely, and I can see that you cat loves it too.
Micki

Julie said...

ooo puss cat has good taste.

Bev C said...

Hello Joy,great colour choices with the bags. I have made this bag pattern a couple of times,it is a fantastic pattern. Love the cat!!! Have a wonderful weekend. Happy days.
Bev.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love the bag Joy - and the cat! blessings, ,marlene

Pat Earnest said...

The Sashiko bags turned out lovely. I really like the black and red fabric choices of the one you made. It looks to be a bit on the heavy side though - cats just turn up in the darndest places!
If you get a chance and can find it I would love to have the pattern to that bag (issue of Homespun that it is in).
Good luck with getting your car fixed. Cheers! Pat

Chriss said...

Poor wee car, it must hurt. Love your bag and would love a reference to find the pattern, I have some sashiko blocks and don't know what to do with them and they would make a great bag for my friend who is japanese mad. If you can find it that is! thanks heaps.

Jude said...

The bags are lovely and your quality control officer is cute as well. What`s on your todo list next?

MARYNAN said...

I just love your Sashiko bag Joy, I love all oriental needle work. I sometimes cheat - I have an embroidery sewing machine and have some beaut sashiko patterns designed and digitised by Rowena Charlton, and they are just great.

Vivian Bryant said...

Hi Joy

I also made these bags for my daughter and daughter-in-law who both used them as nappy bags for quick trips out with baby and they are still going several years later. I also adapted mine to just be all squares and did it in aboriginal print fabrics bought on trips to Alice Springs and Cairns they looked great in these fabrics. Vivian in overcast (thank goodness) Kambalda WA

quiltkitty said...

Hi Joy - Your bag is wonderful but your Quality Control Manager is stealing the show & quite rightly so. Cats & craft go so beautifully together! Happy stitching Tracee xx

Cath Ü said...

Know all about car repairs..... hope it doesn't hurt too much...

Love the bags... and love your quality control inspector as well... LOL

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Cath Ü

Bec said...

Very cool looking bag! very funky!