So, the next thing is to work out what shape we want the bag bit of the thing, and try to design this. And to look at what our secret partner wants, or might like, and try to make something for them to fall in love with.
first attempt, except, the shape was grotty, and loads of folk had touchy feely issues, and the fabric was peachy, so it seemed that that was fine for me, but maybe, not such a good thing as a gift. And a few folk were less than keen on the flower- well it was a first attempt at such a thing. The embroidery thing went down well though. So, a bit of thought, and this combination came into being. Two shades of lightweight linen, a gentle amount of embroidery in several different threads, and I ran out of steam!
And then I pulled out this bright zingy fabric, which I am ridiculously in love with, and I was set on just what I was doing! Will my partner like or hate it though? I just have to trust she will love it as much as I do. And a pocket, in a very sober Kona pomegranate!
It has fusible fleece lining it, and has been pressed into the back of next week, and is ready for the glue.
Bottoms up ( not a bad seam match underneath?) and gluing commenced.
I hope she likes her pocket too. Shown here with the dross of sewing around it!
|Random peony bought, nameless, at anursey|
|Your common find in the best kept lawn!|
and we are eating Mange-tout peas from the patio!