2 May 2012

Drawstring Tote

I got some time over the weekend to make this cute little drawstring bag. Using the famous pattern by Jeni; you can find the tutorial to make one yourself over here. I made it to help motivate me to complete my cross-stitch project as it's the perfect size to house my floss :) I've been hoarding the lovely floral fabric for donkeys years, it's an old japanese print I bought from Cotton Blue etsy shop (sorry I don't know who it's by? but I just love it!) The lining is part of the Red Letter Day collection by Lizzy House. It came together nicely, and it's a great project for an afternoon. Though I did get Robin to help me sort the handles out, I couldn't quite get that part!? He does have his uses hehe!
Still not finished my cross-stitch wall hanging! The yellow tray part of the design took me ages!! so I kind of got a little bored of it for a while but since that's done finally, I've got back into it more :) looking forward to getting it up on the wall! What have you all been working on?? xo

12 comments:

  1. Such a cute bag and the fabric is gorgeous!!

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  2. The bag is so cute! Love the fabrics. I've been working on quilts and pillow covers =D

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  3. What a super cute bag and I love your cross stitch. :0) I love connecting with fellow cross stitchers. :0) I hope you are having a great week. Trish xo

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  4. Love the cute bag, and cross-stitch!! Are you following a pattern? I started cross stitching, but haven't done too many things yet!! Have a great week!! xo Heather

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  5. Hello sweet Jessie, Your drawstring bag is adorable! I love the fabric you used! Very cheerful and sweet! Your cross-stitch is coming along beautifully! I have been working on an embroidery and some little softies. I hope the rest of your week is wonderful! xo~Paula

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  6. Now you've done it...I feel like getting my needlework out and sitting quietly for a bit. :) First things first though. Other projects with deadlines need completing.

    Your bag is just perfect! I think you chose the right project for some favorite fabric.

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  7. So feminine and pretty! In a house full of boys I don't see this often. That wall hanging is lovely!

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  8. Really cute pouch and I love the cross stitching too.

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  9. Lovely! The fabrics look so pretty together and what a nice way to store your threads. Thanks for the link too :)

    Sandra x

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  10. Anonymous08 May, 2012

    the fabric is from Kokka, I think it's called Lotus. I have been looking for that fabric for a long time since I saw it on another project on the interwebs :o) You've picked great coordinating fabrics to go with it!

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  11. So cute, and I love your stitchery stash inside!

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