In a way I have succeeded in that. I have finished two tapestries, the next one is still waiting for some more attention!
I haven't really done much other sewing though. Although you might have spotted that I have been doing some playing with a different kind of needle in the last couple of weeks.
Knitting needles! So far so OKish. I can do the back and forth of purl and knit stitches but casting on is still a bit iffy and I haven't the faintest idea how to do anything else yet. I will get there though I am sure. I feel far more confident than I ever have before, which I think is because of my crochet skills and being used to yarn and knowing that there is terminology and stitches to get to grips with.
The needle that until this weekend hasn't seen much use is the sewing machine needle.
My sewing machine is vintage. It is older than me. It isn't one of the really old Singer type machines. I think it dates from the early 1960's. It is called a Lemair. I call it all kinds of names, mostly unfavourable!
Being in real need of some bags to take my crochet - and now knitting - projects out and about I decided to set to and make some.
The bags that I have used up to now have been repurposed from other things, I haven't had any that were specially made for yarn projects. Receiving one recently in a giveaway though made me realise that I needed some proper bags.
I love the baskets that I crochet for holding projects at home, I like the way that I can see the yarn and the project, but they aren't always the most practical for taking out and about.
So, this weekend I have been doing what my husband called Making Prototypes. Which in reality means trying different things and fiddling about with the design to get things how I want them to be.
I am nearly there and have three bags that are reasonably OK that I am going to put into use.
I also have another three that I am going to offer to you. These are very much prototypes and are not perfect. By that I mean that some of the seams don't totally line up, some of the top stitching isn't totally straight. They are not what I would consider to be "seconds" but they are not perfect either.
So, here are the bags. If you would like one for the reduced price of £9.50 each plus postage - no packing costs - e-mail me at lovemademyhome at gmail dot com and I will send you a paypal invoice after confirming the postage cost to you. They are light and should definitely count as a large letter rather than needing to be sent as a small package which will be cheaper.
Amended to add 8pm 27/6/2016
Sorry, these bags are now all sold. I will have some more and will list either on Etsy or Instagram. Let me know if you are interested in one and we can go from there.
Thank you so much to those of you who were interested in these!
I think that I have a pattern and method that I am now happy with so I will be making some more in the coming weeks which will go into my Etsy shop. They will be for sale for a higher price of £12.00 and will of course be as perfect as I can make them! If you would like to preorder one let me know and we can discuss what you would like and what fabrics I have.
Hope that you like them as much as I do and enjoy using them!
Bag One is Butterflies.
Bag Two is Owls
Bag Three is Woodland
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