Wednesday, April 21, 2010

2 bags for the price of 1

My friend Cheryl asked me to make her a reversible denim shoulder bag similar to the Anna Maria Horner ‘Taxi Tote’ pattern. After a bit of discussion & tweaking of the pattern we came up with this.

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It has a loop and ‘duffle coat toggle’ (does it have a real name?) closure and has an internal and external pocket – the external pocket is worn against the body for extra security. The floral fabric used is ‘Kleo’ by Alexander Henry.

My DH has been cooking again, he uses my Kitchenaid more than I do! After watching ‘Nigella Feasts’ on Saturday night, he made her ‘’Quadruple Chocolate Loaf Cake on Sunday – I had a tiny slither and it was delicious.

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I got to catch up with my special bloggy/crafty friends Lisa and Birthday Girl (for the 20/4) Susan. We went to the gorgeous set of shops lined up in Gratham St, Wembley - Woolly Latte’s (Knitting cafe and supplies), Paper Fusion (Papercraft supplies) & Hot Possum (Funky fabric and patterns). We then went on to a great shop called UK 2 U, a homewares, china and gifts store with factory outlet prices. We had lunch at Floreat Forum before we made our way home to collect our kids from school. Susan was able to spend a bit of her birthday money on some very special bits and pieces – it was lovely to celebrate with you!

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I also got a text from TJ today to say that due to volcanic ash, they won’t be flying out tomorrow & will be staying in Perth till the 12th May – I think another catch up will have to be planned!

I have managed to put one mitered border on my Midwest Modern Zig Zag quilt with a little help from this tutorial. One more border to go and I can get it off to the quilters so it’s ready for Rachel’s birthday – it would be nice to have it finished in under 1 year :)

With Love

Janellebelly2a

13 comments:

Thimbelina said...

Another gorgeous bag Janelle....and that cake looks scrumdidlyumptious! I can feel the calories going on just looking at it, lol.

Kate said...

Lovely bag! I bought some of that fabric in Bunbury yesterday. I made it to Midland recently and bought a stack of jersey. One day I will make it in when you are there!

Kylie said...

ooh noice bag JB, noice top too ;)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Another wonderful girls day out Janelle! Your reversible bag is gorgeous - I bet Cheryl loved it. The cake looks amazing,

Linda said...

Oh My Gosh you have been busy. The bag looks great and the chocolate cake looks oh so yum (I am struggling this week).My DH couldn't make that in a fit. I have always wanted to go to that wooly cafe place was it good?

suzitee said...

Thank you for another wonderful day...you really are one in a million!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh That bag is lovely and it is always great to get together with blog friends....
But hey that choc cake is what I am drooling over!

Terri said...

I forget how cute lined denim is! The bag and the cake both look delicious! :)

Bree said...

I saw that cake the other night too and thought how good it would be.

Sounds like you had a great day out - am jealous!

Krafty KJ said...

Ooh, I think I need to make myself a reversible bag like that one and as for that cake... Oliver thinks it looks too big for just your family to eat!

Krafty KJ said...

Ooh, I think I need to make myself a reversible bag like that one and as for that cake... Oliver thinks it looks too big for just your family to eat!

Kev said...

Janelly, I love the bag, it looks awesome, Cheryl is going to love it.
Tell Andy to stop hogging the KitchenAid so you can have a turn lol. The cake looks scrumptious.wistri

Tracey said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Susan, Linda & I had such a blast on our field trip and I just love those shops. Will definately be going back. I am now crocheting and knitting LOL.
love me :-)