And..................the winner is!!!!!!!!
For all those eager blog watchers waiting for me to draw the winner of the bag, Geoffrey and I did it at breakfast this morning and the winner is Chris Gracias (Australia) and the second winner, who will receive a Cottage on the Hill bag is Julia (Wales). I will email both of you, so you can give me your postal addresses. Congratulations to you both and thanks to everyone who left a comment on my blog to go in the draw. I will do something like that again someday.
Today has been a bag day, Monday is my day off so I spent the day making 3 bags, the first 2 are out of Leanne Bealsey's new book "Romancing the Road Trip". I picked the fabrics out for the first one the day I received the book back before Christmas, I have been looking for a red Buckle for it ever since, then this morning I decided I would cover one I had with red fabric, then coated it with PVA glue. I am really pleased with the outcome.The second bag is so simple, it takes about 1/2 hour to make and by using the bamboo handles you could have a dozen different bags. The pattern is also in Leannes book or go to her blog for a free pattern www.leanneshouse.typepad.com The third bag is one that Faye from Sydney showed me how to make back in January, easy, easy, just 17 squares of your favourite fabrics, I have used a Moda charm pack of Bound to the Pairie 2, which I just love. We will be making this bag next week in the Tuesday Class.I also managed to do a double scrapbooking layout using 2 photos from Nicoles year 12 Formal back in 2003, along with Crate papers out of the Feburary passion pack from www.apassion4scrapin.com.au I thought I might enter them in Feburary's competition, if you want to vote for me jump over to her web site. I love days like this when I actually achieve what I have set out to do, I feel very inspired to keep sewing but there is a pile of ironing waiting for me and lots of book work.
Once again thanks for dropping by and sorry I could give you all a bag.