Sewing FO: Simple New Magazine and Notes Bag (plus, news. :)

New Bag

(Our camera is currently being mended so unfortunately all the photos at the moment come from my phone. Mind you, considering they’re from my phone, they’re pretty good.)

So for my birthday (which I will blog about very soon – lots to blog about the birthday!) W and I went away for a few days, and we had a wonderful time.

One of the reasons it was a wonderful time (one of MANY reasons), was that we got to go to Get Knitted – to the actual shop – which is a pretty amazing place, where you can make coffee (well W made coffee), and eat free sweets (yeah we both did that ;), and while I was there I bought some fat quarters of Amy Butler fabric.

Today I used them to make this bag.

(Aside: We were there for at least an hour. And that didn’t seem to be unusual for anyone there. It’s that sort of place. <3)

So, anyway, I needed a new bag that I could stick a magazine (or my notes – more on that later) – in. I have a fairtrade co-op shopping bag, which is fine, but the handles are too short to stick over your shoulder.

So, having not used my sewing machine in months and months, i cleaned off the dust, made space in the (better but still) messy workroom, and sewed this after work today.

Check out the lining:

see the cute lining!

Very cute. 🙂

And this is how it looks with my new wrap dress:

Bag, wrap dress and bump...

…handily accessorized with my new bump.

Yes. W and I are grateful to announce that I’m 16 weeks pregnant, and we’re expecting our first child in early October.

It’s the main reason why this blog has stayed so quiet for so long – we found out really early (back at the very end of January – which was a wonderful birthday present for W, but then a worrying eight weeks for me), and so we didn’t tell anyone (apart from a tiny group of very very close friends), for weeks and weeks.

But we had the 12 week scan, and everything was fine, and I went to the midwife today, and got to hear the heart speed along, as well as thumps that might be kicks, or hiccups (she wasn’t sure. 😉

It’s a very exciting time. 😀

Oxford Kitchen Yarns will still exist, in at least it’s current form (I’m loathed to grow it too much until next year, so that I don’t create a rod for my own back when i’m seriously juggling.) In fact I was hoping to get a large indigo dye session sorted this week, (which will probably now be next week), and I’m starting to think about putting in another order for more stock, so really it all going good. 🙂

And I have a new bag, which cunningly is a perfect fit for my favourite magazines, as well as my blue medical folder of notes which comes with me too all my appointments.

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4 thoughts on “Sewing FO: Simple New Magazine and Notes Bag (plus, news. :)

    1. Thank you!

      And yes, that I can do. Sock yarn? DK? Aran? 4ply? You wish – my command. 🙂

  1. Hurrah for your shopping bag – I love it. Very good usage of fat quarters – I look forward to seeing it very soon. (Hurrah for being back to blogging and for Baby H).

    1. It was really economical. i have a three inch strip of the spotted fabric left, and that’s it. 🙂

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