Monday, March 5, 2012

Everything old is new again

I made this library bag in 2008 when Charlotte started kinder. Her kinder had a lovely library and it was a special time for the girls to go there together where all the 'big kids' were.........After two years of kinder, the bag was no longer required and became the ballet bag to hold precious ballet shoes.

Now as Miss Lily starts her kinder year "a drawstring bag is required unique to your child. One they can identify with". Now I know I could have made another, but the fabric is just so cute. So I took Charlotte's initials off and appliqued Lily's name to it.

This was the first time I had used my (new (yr old)) machine to applique and was fairly pleased with the results. I only have white cotton at home too - so white cotton it was!

I probably should have used a zigzag stitch, instead tried to use a blanket stitch which sometimes ended up looking more like a zigzag anyway (not sure why, tried adjusting tension but didn't really work).

I just love these little prints - I have seen a Liberty fabric almost exactly the same. I know mine was relatively cheaper than Liberty fabric - at $2 a metre. Not sure you can get Liberty fabric at that price.

Now the end of the poor drawstring has almost had it. May have to change that soon. But hey, whats the motto? "reduce, re-use, recycle." or as the song goes "everything old is new again"...

Happy Stitching, Susie

1 comment:

laurajane said...

It looks lovely,love that print.xx