Okay, so I know that it is only a small tote bag but I MADE IT and I'm really pleased with how it has turned out!!! It makes a change from my hand sewn teddies or just getting out my sewing machine to repair things. The theory is, now that I have a little craft tote I can keep all of my bits 'n' bobs to hand, but nice and tidy (yeah, right, you all know I'm making that part up!).
As I only finished it on Monday and it is still on display I thought this would be a good time to share with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday (or work chair in my case as I do not have a work desk - I craft where ever I find a space!).
I bought the instructions and fabric from the NEC Hobbycrafts show in March from Mandy Shaw's stand - she had some lovely stiched goodies, patterns and haberdashery on her stand.
Look inside - there's lots of lovely little pockets to keep my stash tidy (ha, ha!):
Here's the instructions that I used - you can buy the complete kit from HERE and make your own. I also bought Mandy Shaw's new book last week - lots of inspiration to make "little and pretty" things. (I purchased my book from Amazon which was a much better price than buying direct).
Also, still out on the table and on my mental To Do list is this cushion bought from my trip to Dunelm this weekend - no prizes for what my next sewing machine project is going to be! While I was there I just had to have a little detour around the small craft section. I picked up a couple of packs of mini alphabet stamps for a bargain price of 99p, a reel of red double sided tape which is the best I've found and some lovely glitter paper - the kind that gets you covered in glitter bits everywhere.
Thanks for having a look around my workspace today,