Monday, 12 July 2010

Cath Kidston Bag and other sewing

I have had my sewing machine out this week to make this Cath Kidston bag. The kit came with her book, Sew, which I got for Christmas so thought it was time I got on with it. It did not include lining but I didn't fancy a bag without one so used a pale blue cotton blend.

I also made up my Jan Constantine stitching into a cushion:-

As the plastic cover that came with my sewing machine was torn and shabby I ran up this cover from a remnant of pink gingham that was given to me. I made the felt flower brooch a while ago and have pinned it to the front so I know which way round the cover goes.

I am still working on my de-stashing project, 'Country Lane' by Heritage which is coming along slowly but surely:-

The weather was glorious over the weekend so we finally unpacked this remote controlled metal detector car that I bought John for Christmas a few years ago. We didn't find any hidden treasure but "the boys" enjoyed barking at it, chasing it and trying to pick it up.


  1. One of my favorite posts here yet! Loved seeing your pack of dogs!

    The bag you sewed up is really pretty. CUTE. And..your stitching...very well done.

  2. Mom loves the Cath Kidston bag. Very pretty fabric! Chasing that remote car looks like fun to us!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. What a lovely bag !!! do you have one ?????? not for me??? Oooooo i am in !!!! nice !!!!!........can you make a pink one ???? it's almost my birthday...................hahahhahahha!!! lol lol.......thanks for your lovely coomment on my blog Ria...

  4. Your bag is so pretty, love it. The pillow is beautiful. Fun pictures with the dogs, fun, fun, fun.

  5. Ooh! I love that bag, Shirley--just gorgeous!

    And "Country Lane" looks lovely, too--just as I would picture an English estate... Tjat looks like a very intricate piece to stitch, but it will be a beauty when you're all done...

  6. You are very creative. Super.
    Yours Atena

  7. Hello There!
    I absolutely adore your piece of the world wide web. I am just about to start following you. I think yyour blog is absolutely beautiful and I can't wait to start reading your future posts. By the way, I have that sewing pattern too. I love everything Cath Kidston!
    Chloe xx