Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Blue and Green Bag.....'Tis Finished♡

 


Hello lovely lovelies♡ A lovely, Sunday morning welcome, to you♡ Another week closer to spring. Well it is for me. =) I hope your week was a pleasant one. Mine was, though my body is a little sore. Do you perchance remember the wall in my boudoir which I covered with pages from books of glorious photographs of flowers?? I wrote about it here if indeed you want to have a bo peep. Well, all the colours have been bleached by the sunshine and over time a lot of the flowers and leaves have faded to varying shades of blue, and I must say the wall is beginning to look a little under-whelming. I love the colour blue, but I was missing the pinks, purples, yellows and all the others hues of the flowers. As happy as those magical sunbeams are, they cause colours to fade over time. This is the reason why I change the quilts on my bed so often. Of course, I could close the curtains to have everything remain in pristine condition, but if there is sunshine dancing all around the room, then I will always embrace those happy sunbeams with open arms. So, throughout this week I have been clambering up and down a ladder, pasting with Mod Podge, new pages over the old ones. As I purchased five books of Seeing Flowers, I have a lot of pages left to use. And, I must say I am loving the wall filled with colourful flowers, once again. I haven't finished yet as I can only do the 'ladder thing' for small amounts of time. But I will continue throughout this coming week. I will need to climb higher on the ladder to get to the top.....oh joy.....not!

I finished the blue and green bag. Last week I had finished the embellishing and needed only to make the bag. I machine stitched the front and back together; stitching the lining also; then inserting the lining in the bag. For the lining I used the wrong side of the vintage coverlet. Then I fashioned the flower and leaves for the flap closure. For the flower I ruched a length of ribbon into a flower arranging it onto an array of leaves which are fashioned from wire-edged ribbon. A vintage brooch was stitched onto the flower. So, so easy and so, so pretty.

Another new bag. Another bag embellished to the hilt with a tapestry, remnants of doilies, ribbons....and other such pretty fripperies. I have used up most of the coverlet which is wonderful as I am endeavouring to whittle down my stash. I suppose I will just keep fashioning bags and perhaps a cushion or two, from these beautiful textiles which once upon a time in a bygone era, dressed people's beds.




Thank you for visiting my little place. I am going to enjoy some morning tea, oh, and a piece of raspberry yoghurt cake...yum! The sun is doing its darndest to shine here in this happiest of places; the fernery. The pansies, the geraniums, the stocks, the polyanthus.....all are doing what flowers do; just smile and impart pleasure to all who gaze upon them. A spot of reading, too, me thinks. My new In Her Studio magazine has just arrived. Have you seen it?? It's a fabulous, quarterly magazine with page after page of sumptuous photos and wonderful stories of creative ladies and their studios. I delight in poring over each exquisite photo and the lyrical words the artists write. The book?? The Complete Language of Herbs with fabulous information and drawings....paintings, of all things herbs. Oh, and because it is Sunday, later on I will find a stitching pretty, and enjoy a little slow stitching


May this week bless you with sprinkles of beauty, much joy, and many smiles♡ Sweet Maisie and 'sweet' me wish you a lovely day♡


Until the next time......



52 comments:

  1. What a lovely bag and one clearly see it’s a labour of love. Oh I really love that placemat! Have a nice day!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for your beautiful visit and kind words re my little bag. Yes, a lot of love, fun and whimsy goes into the fashioning of my bags. As for the placemat, it is lovely isn't it? 'Tis perfect for morning tea. Kim Xx

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  2. Beautiful bag Kim, so much work and such fun. Sounds like the perfect Sunday - a day of rest to prepare you for all that pasting and sticking to come! xx

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  3. Hi Kim
    Your bag is amazing, so pretty and goes so well with your new cardigan.
    Yes I remember your wall of flowers and look forward to seeing the new one.
    Best wishes Kay c xX

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    1. Thank you so much, lovely Kay. Yes the cardie and bag do go well together, don't they? Have a lovely week, lovely lady. Thank you for your delightful visit. Kim Xx

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  4. Nothing like wearing a comfy homemade cardigan and using a bag sewed with love...
    Lovely post with beautiful pictures, Kim ! Yummy too ;)
    Have a cozy week !
    Hug
    Anna

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  5. I love ALL your artwork but that bag is to die for girl! GREAT JOB!
    Kathi

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  6. Your new bag and sweater coordinate beautifully! It is always flower season in your fernery and home.
    Have a wonderful week
    Gail at the Cozy Quilter

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  7. your lovely bag and sweater look so wonderful there among the flowers in your room - the bed so pretty too. What a lovely room you have created even if you need to redo some of the wall now and then - I do love sunlight as well.

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  8. Oh that bag is fabulous. You must hope that in the distant future someone cares enough about the quilts you make to reuse them once they are past their prime as you did with the lining. I have put a subscription for that magazine on my Christmas wish list....if I can wait that long. It sounds wonderful. I can already see some of the new pages you have added to your wall and they look great. I can understand why you are updating. Stay safe on that ladder.

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  9. Oh that bag is gorgeous ❤️ and what a Lovely bedroom you have. Thank you so for sharing.

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  10. What a teaser, you are! I got just a bit of the wallpaper flowers on the wall; just enough to weht my appetite. I do thank you - after hearing about the flowers on the wall, I was having a hard time thinking about what it might look like. :) Your creativity is marvelous. Flowers (from books) has to be the best creative thought you might have ever had - it is the BEST. Love your bag, too, BTW. I am always amazed that you just design on-the-go and it turns out so beautifully. I love that you share with us. Thanks, Kim.

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  11. What a great idea for your wall!

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  12. Simply a scrumtious bag you've created!! Amazing work, Kim!!
    We've been having a spate of lovely deck-sitting weather here so we are taking full advantage of that..hugs, Julierose

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  13. Gorgeous finish to your bag, and what a lovely picture of you! Your flowers in your room look beautiful! I too like the sunlight to come in. Thanks again for the beautiful visit to your world!

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  14. How beautiful the sweater looks with the bag! LOVE the photo of the morning tea, with magazine at the ready, and a full tea pot!

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  15. Beautiful artworks! Your photo with red begonias, the stunning pink Christmas cactus and that sweet statue of a girl caught my eye...Just amazing! Have a lovely week ahead. Blessings.

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    1. The Fernery is such a pleasant little place in which to be Maristella. The flowers bloom happily, even through winter. I wish I would bloom as well in winter. =) Thank you for popping by, lovely lady. Have a beautiful week. Kim Xx

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  16. Your bag turned out just beautiful, like everything else you touch. You are amazing. I just looked back at your flower wall, thank you for the link. First time I have seen it. It too is absolutely amazing. The work involved and now you are re-doing it. You have the patience of Job! Oh, but it is more beautiful than any wallpaper. You look sp pretty with your bag and beautiful cardigan. Oh, and you write the best posts!!

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  17. Oh yes indeed I do remember your beautiful wall, what a shame that it has faded but as you say the sun has a habit of doing that does it not, I keep covering my conservatory chair covers with throws in the hope that they don't fade too quickly but they will, ah well. Do take care when you are going up and down that ladder dear Kim do just a little each day there's no rush. Your bag is amazing and goes so well with your cardigan which fits you perfectly such a lovely photo of you and Maisie. Have a great week. Xx

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  18. As I was reading your blog, always a delightful read, by the way, I thought that perhaps I would add a comment to suggest a pic of you and your new bag. And there you were, waiting to surprise me at the bottom of your blog. You, your delightful new bag, and your gorgeous blue cable jacket!

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  19. The blue and green English cottage bag turned out wonderful! Nicely adorned with your well-placed fripperies! Don’t you look savvy dressed in blue specifically with your knitted sweater/shawl/wrap. It’s the first I’ve seen it finished. May you and Maisie have a lovely week.

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  20. How lucky are we that you share your gorgeous flowery bower with us? A real feast for the eye on a gloomy day here. Your bags are fabulous. Raspberry yoghurt cake sounds delish.

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    1. A "flowery bower".....I love that! It is always spring/summer when I walk into my flower-filled bedroom, even in the depths of gloomy winter. My bedroom always makes me smile. I must say the raspberry yoghurt cake was delish. =) Kim Xx

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  21. I had to go back take a peep at your gorgeous room. It is a beauty and your new bag is another beauty. How creative and talented you are. Thank you for bringing a smile to my day.

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  22. Congratulations, the bag is great and of course a dream with your wonderfully knitted cable jacket.
    And yes, a woman can never have enough bags :-)))
    I wish you a happy week. Many greetings to you from Viola
    Hug

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    1. Thank you so much, Viola. So totally agree with you that a woman can never have too many bags to choose from. Wishing you a happy week, too. Kim Xx

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  23. It fels special to be able to *enter* your beautiful flowery bower, especially on a gloomy wet day here. How can you not be inspired by all those gorgeous blooms, fabrics and passmentiere.

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  24. Your bag looks great Kim. Your photos always make me happy. Everything is so gorgeous.

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  25. Your bag looks great, I love the use of the needle point panel! What fun your flower wall is. Sarah

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    1. Yes, the needlepoint is a fun inclusion, isn't it. Thank you for your lovely visit. Kim Xx

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  26. Oh my, she's a gorgeous handbag, and the jacket you made is perfect with it!

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  27. Always fun to see your projects. Enjoy your week!

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  28. What a beautiful bag Kim, using bits and bobs of your treasures. The walls you have decorated look wonderful. As always I enjoy your photos, little shots of happiness.

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  29. Love your bag ..... definitely one-of-a-kind!

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  30. I agree. Sunlight at full rein really makes for happy days.
    Your new bag looks just lovely, especially coupled with your wonderful knitted coat. You look great!
    Yes, I have the new "In Her Studio," too. :) I will check out the book you mentioned as well, Kim. Thank you.

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  31. That is a great bag, and I love your decorated wall. So pretty! That tea looks very inviting! By the way, spring is coming closer for us too, but not as close as for you.

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  32. Hi Kim, I love your beautiful bag! All the little details are quite wonderful and so sweet. Your botanical 'wallpaper' is lovely, too. You have the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea and some good reading, surrounded by all the pretty flowers. I have that issue of ' In Her Studio', too. It's so inspiring. I hope spring comes early for you. We are just now getting some decent summer weather after a very wet and cool spring. Loved seeing you in your pretty sweater. Hugs xo K

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  33. Good morning, Kim. Your new bag has turned out lovely and it works well with your sweater! You look very stylish sporting both! Your new “wallpaper” is amazing and really does brighten the room. Be careful, though, as you go higher. Wishing you a wonderful week!! 😄 Zenda

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  34. Don’t you look so stylish in your gorgeous sweater and your new bag??!!
    Your flowered pages looks so pretty as your wallpaper. Your spot for tea is so charming! Wish I could join you 💕

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  35. Blues are always my favorite and this bag is gorgeous, as is all the other views in you photos! Gorgeous!

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    1. Ahh ...blue, such a beautiful colour. It has always been my favourite, Sandi. Thank you for your beautiful words and sweet visit. Kim Xx

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  36. Kim, I don't know how many times I scrolled up and down your post so as to get every single detail and I must compliment you on a fab job! The bag is mesmerizing!

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  37. Beautiful!! I can tell you really had a good time making this one. LOVE the blue fabric in your background. I had a spread similar to that years and years ago, seeing it made me smile.

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    1. I had a marvellous time making my little bag, Sandy, but then, every bag is such fun to make as it means I get another opportunity to play with all my pretty fripperies. The blue spread is one that I purchased from an elderly lady who lives in the States. It is from the 1930's....such a treasure. KIm Xx

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  38. Your bag is absolutely wonderful, love the clasp with the brooch on it and those lovely flowers, looks perfect with your sweater/cardigan, how wonderful to carry your artwork along with you :) How wonderful to have a place that even in winter you are surrounded by flowers, such a joy that must be.

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  39. Kim - a lovely bag. I have been pretty sore lately - doing lots of gardening work and my muscles are still getting used to it!

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  40. Your new bag is fabulous! And it looks wonderful with your sweater too.
    I love the studio magazine but it's so expensive so I've only treated myself to one or two. There's another one (or was, perhaps not in publication now) called 'Where Women Create' that I loved too.
    Shame about the sun fading the beautiful wall covering but clever you to think ahead and have more flowers at the ready.

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  41. Oh my! So gorgeous!! I love how it coordinates with your newly knitted shawl/sweater!!! I so enjoy all your photos and commentary--thanks!

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  42. Waving hello as I make my blog rounds.

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    1. Waving back, lovely Sandy. Hoping you have a beautiful day♡ Kim Xx

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