Thursday, 2 September 2010

Recent makes and an exciting weekend

Morning Lovies,

How are we all today?  Well i am very excited as its our wedding anniversary on Monday so we are going away for the weekend to Manchester.  By coincidence (or very sneaky planning by me!) the Stitch & Creative Craft show is on at the GMEX all weekend.  I have managed to strike a deal and am going to pop myself on a train there tomorrow morning spend the morning and early afternoon at the show then meet hubby at the hotel.  i have booked the day off and he is finishing early and coming straight to the hotel.  A big thanks to hubby's auntie L as she is coming to stay at ours for the weekend to have Lili.  Friday night we are booked in to a restaurant for a meal and then on Saturday we are back to the GMEX.  No I'm not that sad that i have to go 2 days on the run!!! there is a wine fair on in the other exhibition hall and we are going there with friends.  last year we went to the wine fair and that's how i found out the creative crafts show was on at the same time ( as i was forced to walk past the exhibition hall sulking and drooling!!).  Lets hope the weather stays nice. 

I won't be making anything this weekend (although i may sneak a sock monkey in whilst on the train!) so here's what i have made this week.  The picture at the top is a bag i have made using the buttercup tutorial and then altering it to make it bigger.  here is inside

If you want to make a buttercup bag by Rae the free tutorial is here

This buttercup bag i made to the same size as the pattern in Faux leather for my friend who wants a black going out bag.

I love the funky lining material which was some fabric passed onto me.

This is a oversized shopping tote that i made up.  my mum asked me to make it for my Auntie.  hope she likes it!


  1. These are lovely!! I thought the little black one was satin but now its even more impressive in faux leather! - PootleFlump x

  2. Those bags are brilliant. Congratulations on the aniversary - have a brilliant time. xxx

  3. Wow Tina :) your bags are beautiful.
    Is it hard working with faux leather?
    Im so jealous of the craft fair lol, I would love to go to one. You must tell all about it :)
    Sue x

  4. Beuatiful bags Tina, I love the oversized one best that's the size I need to carry all my rubbish about.
    Happy Anniversary, you crafty thing sneaking in a craft fair :)
    Kandi x