Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bags, bags, bags, they’re very useful things…

…if we didn’t have bags, what we use to put a lot of things in! Hands up if you knew that was a ‘Play School’ song (and you sang it)? My family would say it’s kind of my theme song :) This post has a lot to do with bags, firstly this arrived in the mail yesterday.

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I pre-ordered this from The Book Depository for less than the price of one of her bag patterns. It is full of delicious Amy Butler fabric made into stunning bags. Here are a few.

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Secondly I have been putting together a tutorial for a Roll Up Shopping Bag I am teaching at a Craft Night this Friday night.

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I made the prototype out of flocked taffeta and herringbone tape from work. If you would like to download a copy of the pattern, you can click on this LINK or click on the photo on the sidebar.

Lastly, as a way to celebrate my new bag shop, I am giving away one of my Ribbon Rose Bags.

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If you would like a chance to win one just leave a comment with the colour bag you think I might be giving away!!! For those of you who choose the correct colour, you names will go into a hat and a winner will be drawn.

With Love

Janellebelly2a

21 comments:

suzitee said...

Ooooh that book looks divine! Must be nearly time for another book viewing?

Taylor Made said...

It's great to see you running with the shop ...I think the red one is absolutely stunning.

Jenny said...

what lovely bags!

smileykylie said...

ooh that book looks lovely, any chance of squeezing it into your luggage?? Can't wait to see you soon :)

Elyte said...

I am thinking that it might be the black one to go with that little black dress!

Joanna said...

Ooooh they are all so lovely - I can't possibly pick a favorite! But I think you're giving away a gold one:) Gorgeous!

Chriss said...

Red, red, red. Love the red! Wonderful bag.

Sylvia F said...

Lovely bags I think it might be the pink one...
Sylvia F:)

Erin said...

Im hoping its the blue one!! (my other guess would have been gold)

Thimbelina said...

Oooh...how lovely... I was looking at that book on the book depository the other day and wishing I could have a sneak peak at the inside... I think you've sold it!
Oh...and I'm hoping you're giving away the black bag!
Hugs

Linda said...

That book looks interesting as does your shopping bag, thanks for the tutorial.As you know i already have a beautiful black rose bag-lucky me- so dont enter me in this great giveaway.
xx

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I think a black...back goes with everything right?
All the best with the bag shop

Simone de Klerk said...

Great book!
I think you are going to give away the gorgeous white bag! What a very generous giveaway, whatever color you will choose!

SandyQuilts said...

Good luck in your venture.

I love red BUT I'm going to say BLACK for the drawing.

Thanks also for the tutorial

natalie said...

i am going to say pink, only because i love pink roses.

Marjorie said...

I Think all the bags are just beautiful but I think you will depart with the white one.. Summer is coming soon and the white looks so cool.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That book looks great! Cant wait to see what you make.

I think it's the gold one!

T.J. said...

Hi love,

bags look unreal, I am going to go with blue as it reminds of the beautiful beaches i am missing here in the UK lol.
Etsy shop looks fab.
xx

Ally Johnston said...

I love her bags, I'm going for red

Jillian said...

Hi Janelle,

Have been enjoying reading your blog, miss you in the MOPS world. I think you are giving away the gold one. They all look gorgeous.

Jenn's Crafty World said...

I'll guess pink! They are all so gorgeous.
Jenn