Wednesday, 3 October 2012

bag in a bag...

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).


12 comments:

Tania said...

You've managed to make the whole headache thing look SNAZZY! (My headache tablets are usually found clinging to a dust bunny at the bottom of a bag).

Sandra :) said...

Very pretty - I love making drawstring bags - I need to get some made for the Christmas gifts I'm delivering this weekend :D

LOL I love Tania's comment, and I agree - you've made headaches, snazzy! Sorry you have to carry all that stuff around though - that's sad :( I used to have to travel with a load of stuff for itching emergencies pre-Humira - I rarely, and thankfully, have problems now, whew!

Rhona said...

Love your bag, the fabric is gorgeous!

dosierosie said...

Love the fabric.
My handbag crap is kept in the pouch that came with one of my Cath Kidson booksbut it is starting to look a bit tired so it will soon time to replace it.
Gillx

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very nicely made cute bag for your bigger bag. I carry my bags in a knapsack to and from work everyday. Nothing as cute as yours though!

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Cute and clever! I have a tiny zipper pouch for that sort of thing...now that I am home most of the time I find most of the stuff I used to need ready are no longer necessary to carry. And the fabric is darling, it would make me smile to see it in my bag!

JoJo said...

That fabric is soooo pretty. I have all kinds of crap in my purse as well, which my boyfriend calls 'the suitcase' which it's not. lol

Pam said...

Cute, little drawstring bag, Wendy. I hate having to rummage in my handbag for all the little things that get lost, so I have a couple of little bags as well.

Little Treasures said...

Wow! To treasury the bag for so long as a token of your boyfriend's/ husband's affection and love is really precious! The replacement is also beautiful and cheerful!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

very snazzy indeed! love it!

The Patchsmith said...

I think this is an excellent idea and I love the fabrics. It would make me smile too - so if you are odd then so am I!!

Connie said...

What a cute little bag! Looks like we were thinking about the same type of thing!