Morning ladies! Wow, what a busy week I'm having. My Tunisian colleagues were over here yesterday for all day meetings, I was trying to make notes whilst all 3 of them talked at once in French and my English colleagues were talking in English, all expecting me to translate! I tell you, I couldn't be a translator for a living. By 5.30 I was exhausted and had a headache, but had to stay for a couple more hours to get my work done.
Today I'm bringing you a project from Saturday. I finished making the bag for bag week which I'll show you when I get half-decent pictures and I wanted to make something else. Now, I don't know about you but I carry a LOT of crap around with me. Certain items are always in my bag - purse, umbrella, diary, notebook, pens, Polos... but I also have a lot of other little stuff. As it's small and my bag is the size of a small caravan, it gets lost at the bottom so I keep it in a drawstring bag.
This is the crap I mean:
Mini hair brush, nail files, plasters, Rescue Remedy, eczema cream (usually two, I appear to have lost one), lip balm, spray moisturiser, tissues, sweetners, tooth picks (no longer necessary since the evil dentist removed my tooth with great pain) and a whole host of tablets to deal with my headaches, cluster headache, tension headaches and migraines.
And this is what they used to be housed in. This drawstring bag held the treasured Radley evening bag my husband bought for me when he was still my boyfriend, as a surprise no less! Unfortunately, recently it's started coming apart (the drawstring bag, not the actual handbag) and has lost its strings. Instead of repairing it, I decided to make a replacement, after all, I don't really like pink!
I DO like red! Especially when it's with blue. I won this fabric recently and love it to distraction. I wanted to make something for me with it, so I did!
It's a very simple lined drawstring bag, made without a pattern as it's too easy to need one. I lined it with the stripey fabric from the same line and added in some pale blue cord for ties.
Yum! It makes me smile whenever I open my bag and see it! (I know, I'm a bit odd like that).