Sunday, March 2, 2008

A New School Bag

My last school bag I made, I still love and adour, however, it is so huge, I find myself filling it up with school work each night and especially weekends, and then not looking at it all weekend, and then have to lug it back to school feeling guilty that I haven't done any work. - CRAZY!

So after buying this georgous fabric from Kristen Doran, which I absoulutely LOVE, I plotted and schemed for a long time to come up with the idea of another school bag - only this time smaller, so I didn't bring home so much work, and I get to see these lovely little birds every day.

I am actually looking forward to going to school tomorrow to show off my lovely new bag.

I have been having a lovely gardening weekend despite night time sewing of course, and my little Pete, has been working in his garden which he calls "Pete's Paradise." Look at the produce he yeilded. We will have to go on a neighbourhood walk and share them with our friends.

Oh, and just a spot of Double Delight which I couldn't help adding to my post.

22 comments:

thornberry said...

Annie, I love the bag! Gorgeous fabric and great design. Long long ago when I was a teacher I had marking that travelled back and forth between school and home but never seemed to make it out of the bag ... very wise not to make the bag too big!

Jodie said...

Annie, that is your best bag ever !! I almost wish I was coming to school tomorrow to see it - almost. I'll have a newie to show you on Tuesday too.
Tell Pete, he is amazing.

Alison Gibbs said...

Annie what agreat bag. Love the fabric.
Alison

Jenny said...

I love love love your new school bag-too nice for school I say!!! Go Pete-amazing produce-green thumbs like your mum:)

Bronwyn said...

Oohh DD is my favourite rose! Wish I had smell-o-vision. Thanks for posting it.

zoesquid said...

Great tote annie. I'd love to know what the pattern is (if you used one).

Leanne said...

Fab bag you know when you go the school tomorrow with your nice new bag everybody will be putting in an order for one. Glad you have had a productive weekend.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

OMG! Love that bag. It looks so professional. (Of course - you made it) Very good school bag. I know what you mean about filling it then not doing the work. I would do the same.

picciolo said...

Annie your new bag is gorgeous! I adore the fabric too, and the colours you have put with it look perfect. Pete's yield is great, we have an allotment but it is the time of year here when not too much is happening yet, getting ready to plant everything! Your neighbours are very lucky
: )

Brierley & Clover said...

Great bag - perfect size to show off those fab birds! I'm another who wishes I could smell the rose through your blog!

one little acorn said...

That is a great bag - and I also love the fabric. Well done. Gardening treasures are fantastic too and so nice to be able to share with the neighbours. Enjoy!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your bag is brilliant - and what a good idea to make it smaller so you can't bring so much work back!!!

Kate said...

That bag is fantastic! I love what you did with that fabric!

Jelly Wares said...

What an amazing bag!!! I just love, love, love that fabric it really makes it I think... What a great haul from the vege patch, I wish I lived on your street at the moment... LOL!!!

Jodie

Betty said...

Gorgeous bag. You have set the fabric off beautifully.
Great idea to steal ;-)

love it thankyou for sharing

Bren said...

If i hadn't seen your garden myself I'd doubt whther all these beautiful flowers could come from one garden!! And yes, the bag is definitely a winner too!

Robyn said...

nothing worse than bringing stuff home, not doing it and getting the guilts. Love the bag......

Rachelmp said...

I LOVE your bag Annie! Really love it. I must live close to you but our pumpkins are not that big! Good on ya Pete!

Yummers! said...

I love your new bag.It's great!! And the fabric is such fun... with the little birds all lined up in rows.

I was the Reading Specialist for our 1st and 2nd graders. Now that I'm not working I'm making things for my friend Chris's classroom. Right now she's doing extentions from 'Fancy Nancy' by Jane O'Connor. Do you know hte book??? I just made the invites for a tea party for the 'writing center', a large cardstock teapot to put their needed words on, etc. etc.
So, I'm still in touch with 1st grade.

I used to be a consultant for RIGBY in our state. Fun job!!
Joni

Christine said...

Just catching up with all your news. Love the school bag - I so relate to bringing heaps home then feeling guilty when not much gets done. (But we do need a life sometimes!) Glad you enjoyed the Quilt Convention - I remember seeing most of the quilts in your photos.

Kathy said...

beautiful bag, as a teacher too I understand the work thing, this bag should make it feel lighter :)

Indigo Blue said...

Hello,
Found you and wanted to say how mauch I like your school bag. I too am a teacher and the work/bag/home and back again is so true!! Glad I am not the only one who does that!