Sunday, November 15, 2009

Linen therapy

Edit: oops! I completely forgot to mention that this bag is my take on Made By Rae's buttercup bag, which I can highly recommend as a cute little bag project. There is a free pattern available for personal use only, or you can buy a pattern for limited commercial use. It's very sweet!

It was with great relief that I sat down yesterday and Made Something.
It's been a little while. Weeks. I've fiddled, and played, and dabbled, but not completed anything.

With my sister Meg/Aunty Moo around for a visit, performing her saintly aunty duties, I was able to get to it and sew a little bag.





Thrifted floral drill material (vintage? reprint?) and lovely, lovely linen, beautifully modelled by Meg (she's seriously handy to have around).

Ahhhh. Is there nothing that can't be improved with a good dollop of linen? My mood, included.

Although there is also much to be said for an angelic sister/aunt visit... photo credits go to my 2-and-a-half year old son:



Thanks Moo!

28 comments:

  1. Love that bag Gina! How great are Aunties!!

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  2. Oh that is some awesome photography for a 2 1/2 year old! And oh how I love that bag!

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  3. That is just gorgeous! Aren't aunties wonderful... (I'm not just saying that because I'm an auntie...hee hee)

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  4. Love the clutch, especially the floral lining and *snap* we have the same dishwasher (eagle eyes, I'm telling you, don't miss a thing).

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  5. What a fantastic little bag!! Super cool!!

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  6. Lovey bag, a great auntie, and a brilliant photographer just 2 1/2? Awesome. Like your list, i echo that sentiment totally.

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  7. love that bag, very sweet
    x isis

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  8. Cute bag, love the lining. It's really fun to view the world through the eyes of a child.

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  9. Glad you had a great day - your bag is just gorgeous. Sisters are magical special people. Don't know what I'd do without mine too :) K

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  10. Love it! How nice to get some sewing time/sister time.

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  11. i am going thru a bit of a linen and red embroidery thing... I am yet to do any but I keep thinking how great it would look.

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  12. Love anything with therapy in the title! Also mad about linen and thrifted fabrics. Gorgeous bag BTW!

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  13. gorgeous little bag. nothing like a bit of linen to make it right, eh?

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  14. Gina It's graysh and cooosh! I love it! Also the label, particularly attracted to the label!

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  15. Love it! (and lovely to finally see a photo of your kitchen!) x

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  16. Hi Gina, it's a great bag, love your button work, your label, great lining fabric and, I agree about linen- how great is linen. Here is where I lament my lack of a sister!

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  17. Gina that is a delightful bag. Super chic!

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  18. Cute little purse. Love the lining!

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  19. Your 2.5 yr old son is an impressive photographer!!

    Lovely bag!

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  20. Lovely, lovely. The button really rocks.

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  21. I too am in love with linen!!! What a great bag and soooo satisfying to get something finished!! You've inspired me to make a bag for myself - everything I'm making recently is for other people! x

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  22. L.O.V.E. it.

    I have been trying to get to my annual Christmas ornament crafty gift thing but hadn't decide what it should be until just now.
    Ornaments made from reclaimed clothing, sweaters, etc... a la Fantastic Mr. Fox. Have you read that book to your son? I am sure he would love it.

    Your son, the next Annie Lebobitz?

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  23. Your little bag is great, your sister sounds pretty amazing too.

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  24. You need get a rope, tie one end to Aunty Moo's leg and the other to the fridge... and never let her go home! Sounds like Meg was just the medicine you needed at the moment. The bag is just lovely.

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  25. Gina, great bag and love the floral inner

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  26. Lovely bag! I'm on the lookout for a cute bag pattern to make for my Mum for Christmas, I wanted something a bit feminine as she's given me some tapestry fabric to use, this might just do the trick!

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