Friday, September 21, 2012

A small Friday Finish

Another week of work has seen me kept out of the sewing room again. I did manage a quick project this week though! We are off to the Barossa tomorrow to continue with our house renovations. While we are there, I am going to meet up with a fellow blogger who I have been in email contact with over the last few months. I wanted to make her a small gift to thank her for all her advice and support.

I needed something quick and not too complicated so I had a quick flick through the Zakka style book and came upon the Delightful linen bag - perfect!

I went with the general instructions in the book, but went with the sizing from Fiona from Finding Fifth's tutorial so that the bag would be big enough for a Kindle or Ipad. Oh and I didn't have any linen, so went with some grey homespun.
I embellished on the front with some bunting and on the back with some vintage doilies held in place with sunshine yellow thread.

The lining is a Denyse Schmidt print with blue and green tones.

and to finish off....a vintage button from my button jar and a loop of sewing tape that had come via Kristy at Quietplay!

I am really pleased with how this turned out...just hope that my bloggy friend likes it too!

Linking up with my friend Jane from WhereJaneCreates for


  1. Oh perfect little gift! This is so sweet- love all the little touches you added!

  2. Your gift turned out perfectly! The lining is fantastic, really pops. Enjoy your weekend :)

  3. That lining really is great. I like the cute bunting too. And go you for making it your own with sizing and embellishments.

  4. What a thoughtful and lovely gift, Marieka! I'm sure your bloggy friend with like it. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  5. Ooo it turned out great with the darker homespun and the bunting (are you addicted to it?). That vintage button and tape are just the 'thang' to finish it off!

  6. Adorable bunting!! I think I need to do something like that... Hmm, brain's turning...

  7. Too cute, I hope she likes it!
    Thanks for linking up to TGIFF :)