Getting ambitious (or ‘Impending disaster’)

As regular readers will know, I am currently working on my first crocheted bag (see earlier blog).  The main body of it is now just one and a half rows away from being completed and I really like the look of it.  I’ve just got the handles to crochet and then, according to the pattern, I’m done.

However, I started thinking over the past few days, wouldn’t it be nicer if it was lined?  So I’m going to have a bash at lining it with a beautiful Japanese print cotton which arrived via mail order yesterday:

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At first I thought I’d just do a plain simple lining.  Then I watched the Great British Sewing Bee and my ambition grew – surely I’d be able to put a simple pocket into the lining, just big enough to drop my iPhone into so I’m not rooting around in the bottom of the bag for it.  Now I’ve got really carried away and bought a short cream zip so that I can put a proper zipped inside pocket into it, like a shop-bought handbag.  I’ve done a fair bit of sewing before but not for a while.  I’m sure I’ll find my way back into it…  and I’ll be posting the results on here when I finally get there.

While I was ordering the fabric, I spotted a couple of other prints that caught my eye, so I bought those too.  Now my plan is to create some smaller bags, which are much quicker to do, in order to sell a few.  I’m yet to try to sell any of my work but I think I’m getting brave enough (almost).

Here are the other fabrics – hopefully you can see why I was tempted into buying these too:

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So many projects in my head – and nowhere near enough time.

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