Now that she has received the parcel and seen it, I can show you the bag I designed and made for my favourite Aunt's birthday.
Using an existing bag that was the right shape as a guide, I cut out the wonderful pear fabric and chose some stripey fabric for the lining. The existing bag didn't have lining, so I added this to the pattern - I also added a pocket inside. I used iron-on interfacing to give it a little more sturdiness. My Aunt had said that she would like good length straps to make it easy to carry so I increased the length of these.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out -
I also worked on a cushion commission - for a wedding present. A new take on the LOVE cushion:-
I added a polka dot fabric reverse -
Now I just have not one, not two but THREE mountains of ironing.....so no more crafting today!! Hopefully more to show you tomorrow - of more making, not the ironing! x