Tuesday, 24 February 2009

bagged

With all the bag making going on around here, I've decided to right a few family carriage issues.

Wil has been carting around his childcare back pack like a shoulder bag for quite some time now. Completely wrong wrong wrong. He has to hold his arm high in the air to stop it from trailing on the ground, but he can't seem to accept actually wearing it as a back pack nor letting me put it in the pusher for the walk home. I feel so sorry for him and his tired high in the air arm.

So I put together a little satchel for his new school bag. I delved into my old stash of excellent hand print fabric by Lara, and some more of the Thailand broadcloth and whipped this up while the boy-o was asleep. I used a detachable and adjustable strap so it can grow with him, or even be used by me at some stage. It's only wee - just big enough for a nappy and wipes and a change of clothes. Super quick and delightful.

Next up was another project bag for me, it seems like whenever I have more than one knitting project on the go, one is inevitably stored in an old flour sack or (god forbid!) a plastic bag. Ew. Grey linen outer, cotton leaf print inner, machined star burst and cotton cord draw string.

Plus, and let's be honest here, I couldn't be fagged putting away the scraps from making Wil's hat on the weekend, so this one is entirely made from what was on my desk. I know it seems perverse that I should find making a bag a less onerous task than putting something away, but the overflow on my large scraps box is so depressing I can't bear to go near it let alone try and cram another thing in it.

I can see it won't be long before Amy will be sniffing around for her turn so I suspect another little satchel will be popping up here soon too.

Oh and what's in the bag?
A quick knit for a friend who's in the family way. The glorious and every popular Baby Yoda by Cari Luna, knit in a double strand of 4 ply baby merino from NZ. I'm using two rows of alternating undyed cream and the grey I dyed myself. Shaping up nicely, can't wait to block.

8 comments:

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

your draw string bag is just fabulous, i love the fabrics you have used, and think the design is just as great...might have to try one of those...

Leonie said...

That cardy/jacket is going to look beutiful. Can't wait to see it finished.

Suzy said...

Those bags are both lovely, and the stripey Yoda looks fabulous.

kirsten said...

3 winners!
love them all, sooz. great work.

JustJess said...

So much wonderful crafting! The fabric on the satchel is stunning. Those knitting project bags are such a great idea. The starburst reminds me of a 'fairy clock'. Beautiful.

froginthepond said...

The one thing that's driving my current 'must tidy sewing table' is the fact that I want to sit down and whip up something. And something else because goodness knows, with two kids the other will want something...

I like the starburst detail - quick, effective and quirky.

sue said...

I love the satchel you made for Wil. The fabric is fantastic too. I always seem to have various bags around full of knitting projects too. Your bag looks great, and I love the 2 colors you used together for the baby yoda. I cant wait to see how it turns out.

ellie said...

Your bags are all so inspiring -each one seems newly designed and fresh and original, and fun!