Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A wee bit Polka Dotty

I spent Saturday with 2 special creative friends at the Quilt and Craft Fair. It was lovely to be surrounded by all things crafty, especially yummy fabric. I managed to add to my stash (I was seriously lacking in Polka Dots!), some of the fabric came from the Patchwork with Gail B stand (their shop is in Bayswater, Victoria) – the fat 1/4’s were $3.50 and they have $14pm fabric at the shop. I also bought a Better Homes and Gardens showbag with a current and back issue of the mag and lots of samples. Some jumbo ric rac also made it’s way into my shopping bag along with a ball of cotton for crocheting (not me, my Mum), 2 x 1/2 metres of Barefoot Roses and some fat 1/8’s…

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Saturday also happened to be smileykylie’s Birthday – Happy Birthday from your Sewing Sisters! I made Kylie a rose bag, I thought I’d show you a before and after photo of the progression from cushion cover to bag.

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Apparently she took it out to dinner – with her family (not just the bag!). I am planning to have an Etsy shop by my birthday, which is 5 weeks away, & I’ll be selling these babies in my shop.

With Love



suzitee said... excited about your Etsy shop!
Happy happy birthday to Kylie, hope you had a wonderful birthday xxx
And thanks for showing us your haul from the Craft Show...looks like you did well (and you can NEVER have too many polka dots!)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I am sure your bags will be best sellers - I know first hand how beautiful they are!

Krafty KJ said...

The bag looks even better in the flesh! All the best sorting out the world of etsy!!

Linda said...

make sure that there is a black rose bag in your shop as i am buying that one.

T.J. said...

You have such great taste in Fabric, I am so glad you had a great time. Remeber last year when we went and met the lovely Suzitee and her gorgoeus daughter, we had such a lovely time. I might just have to fly back for next year's Craft Fair.
Can't wait for your Etsy shop to be up and running, I can see where all my money will be going lol.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYLIE, hope you and your bag had a lovley dinner out.


smileykylie said...

It is even more stunning in real life! It's been out to dinner twice now and everyone was impressed :) thank you again JB, love ya

clare's craftroom said...

Oh that bag turned out so beautifully ! It is too hard to try and resist polka dots it's better for your health to just give in .

tassierobyn said...

Happy Birthday Kylie. I lovethe colour of your rose bag. Good luck with your etsy plans Janelle. I love the fabrics you brought home from the craft fair. I am looking forward to going to the one we have in Hobart soon!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, just luv the bag. I luv bags, you change an outfit with just a bag.....sooo cool. Luv your blog as well. Will visit next post.

Kerryanne English said...

Great buys at the show and fantastic news about the Etsy shop - I wish you all the best. Those bags will be snathced up quickly I'm sure.

Big birhtday hugs for Kylie,

Jenni said...

I have to say those 'rose bags' are very beautiful!