Hi dear friends! Great to see you – i hope you are fine! Surprise – i have finished bag – with those two Greek Cross blocks. When i made them few days ago i didn’t have any plan ready for them but then connecting some ideas from here and there they looked suitable for a small shoulder bag.
This bag is prototype = prototipo = προτοτυπο, first try for the idea in my mind. I make plans always in my mind and not on the paper. I may do some notes to remember ideas but usually i have or create a ‘picture’ in my mind and then when i start to work i plan more. That’s why each project takes time but is also enjoyable. From this bag i’m expecting a lot, means that i like to make this same bag with many different fabrics and colours and bigger, too. My other ‘speciality’ is that i don’t use or make patterns = not good always. I make only rough notes for the measurements to easy a little bit the next project.
This bag has lots of details to work with and there are few little things i shall trim with the next bag. But mostly i’m happy with this design. For the strap i had many possibilities and it was difficult to choose, ending up with this adjustable ‘knot’ strap.
I have already started the next bag and it’s going to be a little bit lower, means that the linen part on the top is lower because here it looks wider than the quilted pocket-piece. When making bigger bag i shall make on the sides box-pleats.
On the other side the strap is hidden under blue piece and the on the other side it’s knotted with the blue piece. Big side pockets have double folded quilt bindings. Also the binding on the top of the bag is double folded. That connects also the zipper. Inside there is one simple pocket.
Strap is made with linen and the quilting cotton. I really like this method to make strap. First i folded the edges with iron and then just sew them together. I folded the edges till the center so both fabrics are double.
These are the fabrics i used. Size of the bag is 9″ x 12″ x 2″.
Next bag is already going further very well and it’s going to have a modern-romantic look …
All the details are ready and i could have finished the bag but then jewelry work was calling.
I have sewn the strap, zipper, pocket on the linen, quilted the front pieces, now just need to finish the ‘puzzle’. This is the flower fabric, bought from Eurokangas in Finland.
I really like pink even i don’t have it much around me. This gorgeus flower was on our neighbour’s cactus …
When looking for photos i saw that i have still many photos waiting from my trip to Finland. One somehow cute thing i found from home there were two books. Very special, some of the most favourite books i have had … i can still sense the feeling, see the places, even hear the sounds … which i created in my mind when reading them … i believe many of you love these, too …
If they just weren’t so heavy, i had taken them with me and read them again! Is it possible to remember how it smells in the wooden house on the preria even you have just read about it?!
At home in Finland there are also lots of paintings from my mother and grandfather. They both visited Greece many times and were strongly inspired about the nature and colours here. I took lots of photos from the paintings and hope to feature them somehow.
This drift wood you will see again later. Hb made fantastic stand for the jewelries. At the moment it was still ‘available’ for my photo shooting.
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