Friday, 27 May 2011

Dinner for Wolf*

I don't have a knitting FO for today (I'm really not that fast!) but I do have a finished object...

I followed this tutorial, and made a little bag *grins*


Seriously, how cute is that fabric?! I found it on ebay and just had to buy it ;) Little shepherds and sheep - perfect for any kind of knitting accessory. I have some left over, so I'm thinking of making a DPN case or something to match.

As you can see, the bag is a little wonky - my final stitching wasn't as straight or evenly matched as it could have been. But, this is the very first time I have ever managed to put a zip into anything, and that bit looks really neat, so I'm pretty dammed pleased with myself *proud smile*

Look, it even has a cool lining:


I'm really pleased with this little bag (can you tell?), and I love it very much. Having said that, as well as the wonkiness issue, there is also the factor that it is quite a bit smaller than I intended. Hmmm. It was supposed to be a sock project bag, but alas it will not fit a ball of sock yarn :( My seams may have been a little (ok, a lot) more generous than they needed to be!

No matter, it will make an excellent replacement to my current, boring, notions bag. In fact, it already contains some of the goodies from yesterday's post ;)




Friday is a pretty active day in blog land, so I encourage you to check out some of these links, for more lovely crafting:

Tami's Finished Object Friday
Andrea's Fiber Arts Friday



* "Careless shepherd make excellent dinner for wolf" - Earl Derr Biggers... Luckily the shepherds on this bag look pretty attentive to their flocks ;)

25 comments:

  1. awesome fabric. good job on the zip too, I haven't mastered that yet :)

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  2. We all start with something and this is a pretty good start. I love making smallish bags to hold all manner of bits and bobs from cosmetics to sewing notions.

    You will soon be churning out all manner of lovely things with zips in!

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  3. That bag is brilliant, what fantastic material. I can't machine sew at all though I am planning to learn. LOL

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  4. Awesome! The fabric is so cute. Well done on the zipper :)

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  5. It's adorable!! I love that you lined it - very professional looking!

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  6. What a wonderful project! The fabric is awesome...and no one but you will notice the little flaws!

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  7. You're making me wish I knew how to sew. It looks great.

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  8. What cute little notions bag! Love, love, love that fabric!!

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  9. Oh Boy, that is great fabric!!! You have made a wonderful little bag, love it!

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  10. Brilliant! Thanks for posting the pattern tutorial. I'm terrible at sewing, but trying to get better. I just bought a similar bag that has owls in it on etsy to carry around my sock projects! It's awesome. You should make another one a little bigger so you have a notions and a sock project bag. I love your fabric!

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  11. thats fantastic! love the fabric!

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  12. Love your little bag and love the fabric with matching stripey lining. So pretty. And I know what you mean about installing zippers in bags. Yike!

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  13. Aww how cute! And definitely very apt for a knitter.

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  14. I <3 that fabric, and your bag is very cute!

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  15. You definitely deserve to be pleased with this bag, it's lovely! Go you, with the zipper-installing. :D I'm hoping to learn to sew for real (...I can kind of use a sewing machine, but it's not pretty.) soon, so this makes me feel all encouraged and also envious! And I love the fabric.

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  16. Love your cute little bag and the fabric is perfect. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm definitely going to give this a try.

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  17. Your bag is adorable and you should be proud. Great job on inserting your first zipper and I love the lining fabric you chose.

    It will be a wonderful notions bag.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  18. It's adorable and you did a great job for your first project in this style. Love the fabric.

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  19. very cute little bag-perfect fabric!

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  20. Love the fabric, love the bag!

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  21. I've seen that tutorial before and loved it, and yours is no exception with those adorable sheep!

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  22. Cute bag, I love the fabric. A good product on your first try is great encouragement to try again.

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