Thursday, 11 January 2018

A new Hare-y bag

 I didn't manage to do a lot of crafting over Christmas, apart from the odd card, of course, but the one  thing I did make was a bag.   I needed a bag to carry all the stuff I take when I go for a break at work (id card, glasses, fruit, mug, tea bag, book or kindle - you get the idea!) as I usually manage to drop something on the way at least once.  I had loved the latest animal screens for the Screen Sensation kit, so I had to get the hare one as I do love hares (I shall also get the fox one when it is back in stock - they all sold out really quickly).  I used some blue and white material from my stash to screen print  (and the very detailed image printed beautifully) on one side and the other side was calico.  I lined the bag with floral material from my stash and added fusible wadding to give the bag some extra strength. 
The handles and edges were made from Chris' old jeans and will hopefully be hard wearing.  I can report that the bag works really well and so far, I have not dropped anything!

12 comments:

  1. Your bag is beautiful! Hope you enjoy using it a lot. I don't know if you knew I had stopped blogging, but I am back now.

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    1. Thanks, Amy. I was really pleased with the way it turned out. I did know about you having stopped blogging, but I hoped you might want to come back one day!
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  2. One of the animals I love is a Hare, therefore this bag is to fabulous.
    Briony
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    1. Thanks, Briony. Me too, there is something so magical about them. I knew I would have to buy the screen as soon as I saw it and it prints beautifully. Perhaps cushion covers next?
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  3. Hares and foxes are both magical. I love that bag - and plead guilty on the dropsical front.

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    1. Thanks, EC. I am keeping an eye out for the fox screen - I need that one too! It is usually my glasses which get dropped most regularly and they could do with being safer!
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. This screen printed out really well ( I wasn't sure it would as it had a lot of detail). I just need the other ones to go with it (and a lottery win to afford them all!)
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  5. Beautiful bag, so lovely to have a unique bag to carry your treasures around. When I had the farm in Devon, we used to see a lot of hares, it was fun to watch their antics. xcx

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. It is lovely to think that this is the only bag like this in the world! I saw a hare once in a field last Winter and it was a magical experience.
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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  6. A lovely bag Ellie. It is certainly nice to know no one else will have a bag like it, isn’t it! Hope you find the fox screen soon ..... I love foxes, they look so cute!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I like having made an original bag. I am keeping an eye out for the fox screen which I shall pounce on as soon as I see it!
      Best wishes
      Ellie

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