Monday, 19 July 2010

Another Cath Kidston Bag

Here is my latest finish, a bag that came with Cath Kidson's Book "Sew". I got this book a couple of Christmases ago so that is another item crossed off my to do list. The dog template, along with many others, is included in the book and I made it in felt and attached a silver heart charm to the collar. CK has a new book coming out on 1st October, "Stitch" containing cross stitch and needlework patterns together with a kit to make a cross stitch purse. I have already added that to my Amazon wish list.
I made this large tote bag with some Airedale Terrier fabric I bought on ebay. I put a few pockets in the lining so it carries a lot which is useful to me as I always seem to carry half my house around with me! I cut out some of the dog heads and appliqued them onto a t-shirt and on to the bandana Sid is modelling below. He entered the honorary Airdale class at our dog club but when I took this picture yesterday he just wanted me to leave him alone so he could get back to sleep. Sid certainly loves his sleep.
Here are some cross stitch cards I have made in the last few months. The last one, the Tottenham Hotspur football club badge is for my brother-in-law's birthday which is today. I hope he likes it.


  1. I like both bags !! and the cards......thank is almost so far......happy week with lots of joy my Ria....

  2. Your mom is so talented! We love the AireStuffie that's guarding the bag in the first picture! Did your mom make him too?

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Beautifully made bags, Shirley. How nice that you were able to locate Airedale fabric!! Guess you can find just about anything on Ebay...

    I'm sure the lucky recipients of your cards will love them :)

  4. fantastic! we're gonna have a look for Airedale terrier fabric on ebay right now!

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