Now to the bag part of my post. Two weeks ago I made myself two new holiday bags. I spied a tablecloth in a second hand shop and when I discovered it had pictures of places of Cornwall on it I was tres excite. I loved the colour combination and when Louise asked if I would like to have a sewing day on a workshop I grabbed the chance and off I went to make a new holiday bag. Not many sleeps and then we will be on our way to Cornwall. We love it and can't wait for the break. We stay on a caravan site in a static caravan. The site is very quiet and peaceful and we have been a fair few times so it is a little like home from home. The nearest town is Helson but we are only a stones throw from St Ives, St Michael's Mount, Penzance, Falmouth etc. Bliss. Here are the bags I made to take with me.
A small handbag and a larger over the shoulder number
Oh how I love St Ives
I was very pleased with the results
St Michael's Mount
The Island at Newquay - many happy teenage holidays spent in Newquay - we used to get burnt to a crisp as was the fashion in those days - the redder the better - if only we had known - I am much more careful now!
I thoroughly enjoyed making these bags. The patterns where in Louise's extensive pattern collection the fabric from my stash. One holiday tablecloth, an old thrifted linen tea towel (the stripy yellow, orange and blue fabric), Laura Ashley vintage blue fabric, old sheet for lining and some East of India spotty ribbon.
When my Mum saw it she loved it so much I made her one too
Stripy ribbon - I did a button tab for Mum to make it a little more secure
So Diane if you see a bag like this whilst you are in Cornwall it will be ME.