Sunday, 4 May 2014

sewing caddy

This is a sewing caddy i made last week,  I got the pattern through the Yorkshire Modern Quilters Group I go to,   and have just put in "sewing caddy tutorial" into the search engine    guess what the tutorial appeared so if any one wants to have a go they can find the pattern.  I found it quite easy to do but for some reason the lining bottom seems a bit big,   the group made these at a meeting I could not attend and have since heard one or two others had the same problem. For my first go I was quite pleased and Helen has decided she should have it, unfortunately one of her friends is also after one along with Catherine and no doubt Sal my granddaughter too,  I think they want to use them for their hair dryers, straighteners etc.



The original pattern puts the pockets on the inside of the bag but I have mine on the outside, front and back and one on the inside.  Will use a plain colour for the lining the next one I do.



I found this in my kitchen cupboard the other day.



It is a sweet potato!!!  Unlike an ordinary potato it did not go slimy or smelly, I was amazed when I cut it open feel it should inspire me to be creative,   any ideas?  The photo is in a folder called inspiration  along with a few other things that have caught my eye.  Wish I had found the tomatoes I bought over 2 weeks ago! they are on the receipt but not in the house, I must have left them on the checkout

Lots of people I follow have asked me to join google+ but I do not know anything about it, what I have read says it means everyone can see what I write, is that just on the blogs or on flickr and in my emails and everywhere else?  any advice would be good as I am a bit wary of it, so if you wonder why I have not responded that is why, I need to know more about it.  Many thanks


31 comments:

Grit said...

This bag is so lovely.
Greetings Grit

Nana said...

I lije the bag alot. And I am not on google+ too simply because what I do and tell about me is enough of m life for everybody, so I do understand.

Nana

Celtic Thistle said...

That looks like a very handy bag, sounds like you will need to set up a production line :)

I haven't joined Google + as I know that it can change your status to a no-reply blogger and I have enough problems keeping up with everything as it is!

Pippas quilts said...

Bag looks great like the idea of more pockets on the outside so much easier to see. Not on google+ so cannot help there.

Podunk Pretties said...

Don't know a thing about google+ but I do know that I Love your little bag. Great fabrics!

Mary Ellen said...

I am on google+ and you can adjust the privacy settings. Love the caddy!

Jillian said...

Great bag, Margaret. Looks as if you have a few more in the pipeline. I like it when people like something I have made enough to ask for one. I use Google+ to share photos with family and close friends. I don't like it much as it takes care to control the privacy setting - it isn't very intuitive. I don't use it to share news but it is useful for photos.

Boud said...

Lovely bag, and I can see you'll be making more of them, with the demand around you!

I ignore Google plus totally, because it first demands all sorts of info I'm not prepared to hand over just in order to post on another person's blog. If they want my post, they should make it easy! There, my 2c.

deanna7trees said...

nice bag. looks like that sweet potato is all dried up. might make some nice prints on paper if coated with paint.

Bev said...

Love that caddy! You are so talented! The colours are great too! XO

motidana said...

Oooh , I love this sewing caddy you have made , full of flowers and butterflies . Just right for the spring season :)

Anita said...

Lovely bag ! I like the your fabric choice and idea of adding front pockets.

Annet said...

Such a pretty bag! Love the combo of the fabrics.

Rebecca in AK said...

What a lovely bag! No wonder everyone wants it!! I will look up the pattern. I don't know what to say about the potato sorry! lol I joined google+ because I thought the friend connect was no longer available, but then I found it. I have not done anything with the google+. Can you delete it?

Raewyn said...

Your bag is gorgeous Margaret, I'm not surprised it is proving very populat at your place! I avoid google+ as it asks for too much detail, also it seemed to muck up my settings on my blog.

Raewyn said...

Rebecca I think you can change back to google by ticking a box somewhere on your dashboard! (Sorry not terribly helpful, but I do know you can do it as I changed back too).

Gaia said...

The bag is lovely Margaret, I love the fabric.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful bag Margaret. I'm not so sure about your sweet potato.....giggle.

Josie said...

Lovely tote Margaret. It's no wonder the girls are putting in their orders. :o) Beautiful fabrics and the patterned lining is so pretty.

Radka said...

Well done, you bag looks great!
A girl can never have enough bags :-)
As for the technical stuff - I am keeping with Google for now. Since somebody stole my blog, I am more careful.

Monica said...

Your caddy looks great, Margaret! I really like those fabrics. I'm glad you sorted it out!

Jane Galley said...

What a great bag, with different fabric combinations, it'll look so different

Queeniepatch said...

Great sewing caddy - smart enough for a party!
There are many things you can do with that sweet potato except eating it!

Suztats said...

Such pretty fabrics on your caddy! Now you'll have to make more for everyone, and I'm not surprised they're queuing up for one. I am on google+ and use it for following some blogs and for group connections (like a gelli plate group) but not for much.
I was thinking the sweet potato might make a great ink/paint/dye print for a while.

Wendy said...

No no don't join Google+! It's just Google trying to take over. It will turn you into a no rep,ly blogger, when people click on your comme ts on blogs it will take them to your G+ page so they can't find your blog and if you install G+ comments, no e G+ members won't ge able to comment on your blog. It's also totally pointless! Love the sewing caddy....

Susan Hook said...

A nice little bag Margaret with lots of uses.I am on Google, you can publish what you put on your blog for people to see on Google, flickr or anything else will not be seen. It is just another way of connecting more people.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your caddy looks great Margaret! You did a wonderful job on it. Like the colours and holes in the sweet potato. I get messages from Google+ but just ignore them. Have a wonderful week :)

Cattinka said...

Nice sewing caddy! Put it to good use!
KATRIN W.

Createology said...

Lovely bag and I can see why they are so desired by all your girls. I know nothing about Google + even though I am on it. Computers baffle me!

Vicki Miller said...

Your basket is so cute. I can see you will be busy making these for all your family.

Anneliese said...

Your bag is absolutely wonderful - I could imagine to make it - because I have not enough yet -- big laughter - I will go to google it. And the potatoe - simply gorgeous - good that it does not smell - for other rotten potatoes can be horrible.