The other day I saw a couple of cool posts on other blogs, about your (craft) bag, and what’s in it! So I decided to show mine.
My craft bag isn’t really a bag, it’s more like a space. I always sit in the corner on our sofa, right near the windowsill. And somehow, crafty stuff always finds it way to the windowsill… NO idea how that keeps happening, so I designated a space for them!
I bought this cool birdie tray from IKEA and that’s where everything sits. Currently on the tray: my thrifted green fawn cup with my most used hooks, the little wooden box I was gifted from my friend which now holds my stitch markers & my needles, a couple of skeins of yarn (currently Red Heart & StyleCraft) and what I’m working on; a pile of finished big squares, and a gathering of little circles, which one day will become big squares too! :)
Now normally there’s a little green bowl for the ends on the tray too, but that seems to have wandered off somewhere. It probably got too full! ;)
I do really like the idea of a craft bag, like one you can take with you when you go out on a train ride, with enough room for your things but not too big to schlep around. Maybe I should make a really cool one!
And speaking of bags… Remember the hexagons I posted on Instagram a while back? (can be seen in last month’s mosaic for those of you who aren’t on Instagram)
Well, I finally attached them, and, I even sewed and attached a lining! It was the hardest thing I have ever done on my sewing machine, somehow I kept forgetting things so the needle or the thread would break and after a while I was just so frustrated I tossed the bag and didn’t look at it for weeks! But after cleaning my desk today I ‘found’ it, so I think I’ll finish it soon! :) And then I’ll add it to the shop. (with a little note that says ‘sewing not perfect, item priced accordingly’…)
I should have taken more pictures to show you all the lining! Oh well, I’ll save that for some other day :) What do you think? I really like the shape of this bag, it’s the perfect purse – not too big and not too small, and colorful enough to make you happy :)
What else makes me happy: this vintage fabric I got from Ierdwyfke! I’ve been eyeballing it ever since she made a clutch with it, and when I heard that she had some left, I snagged it! ;) I think it’s really cool how we can just do business by simply following people on Instagram! :)
I’m planning on using it to make another raw edge applique pillow case with it! :) I posted my first one a while back, click here to see it.
Well I’m off, but not before showing you this little glimpse of what I’m working on right now. I can’t tell you what it’s going to be yet, since the person who this is going to be for might read this too! ;) But it’s a little something special for a special little someone… I’ll be sure to make some pictures when I give them this next week! :)