Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Morning campers, how are you. Here is my craft room, the desk has the sewing machine set up, nothing of interest there so here are the piles of denim that are all over the room.



Here are the first 2 bags made in the 2nd batch, these ones are drawstring style.



they are both lined. Only another 18 to go. I also need to make myself a bag for the wedding, and a bag for my giveaway on here...so much to do, so little time! I also need to somehow fit in a visit to the hairdresser, my hair is far too long and needs at least 4 inches taking off.




Today sees my lovely friend Amalia leave the UK and move back to Spain, it was her birthday the other day and this is her card. I did it in the style of a journal page. Scroll down to a previous post if you want to see how it came together.




This is the bag I made for her. We met up in town for coffee so I could give them to her, and we ended up chatting and laughing for 2 hours. It is a shame she is going back to Spain, but the weather here is just too miserable for her lol


I love these fabrics, they work well together.



Finally I would really like to make this knitted tea cosy, but I cannot find the pattern anywhere. I have 2 other sheep patterns, but this is the one I really want, with the green grass section at the bottom...Can anybody help please?



Have a great week everyone.x

57 comments:

  1. Still busy with the bags then Darcy?!? Looking good. Love the one for your friend. Not surprised she is going back to Spain for the weather... We are back go school today and the weather has been pants during the holidays. Will let you know when we are back down York way(could be a while!)...take care...kirsti x

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  2. Hi Darcy
    wow you are talented i luv the bags, the red/black one is gorgeous, fab tea pot cover, lol, gorgeous card, have a great WOYWW, sue,x

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  3. loved having a rummage around in your crafty space today darcy and how cute is that gorgeous sheep..hugs kath xxx

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  4. Loads of denim, great bagas and love the sheep !!

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  5. Great bags, and as for the sheep....

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  6. Love the denim, bags and sheep - thanks for the peep around.

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  7. Gorgeous red bag and the sheep cosy is delightful.
    A x

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  8. Cute Sheep! Great Space, thanks for the snoop! Don't forget to try for my Candy it's Here . Not long to go :0) Hugs Tina xx

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  9. Loving the bags, they are gorgeous.. and the sheep is so cute.. can't help you with the pattern am afraid.. although one thingI can do is knit.. not very well and rather holey scarves but it is better than my sewing LOL

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  10. Hi Darcy, love the red bag its to die for. Can't help with the sheep cosy but will keep a look out for you. Amanda

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  11. Hi Darcy...firstly...I love your new profile pic - you look even younger! *Ü* That bag...the red and black one...I notice it has my name on it and I thought you were going to keep it secret! LOL. Oh...you are such a busy bee and always producing such beautiful items. Your sone moved out? Does that mean an extra room for storage?! LOL. Enjoy the wedding and I shall look forward to seeing more of your creations very soon. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

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  12. Hi Darcy,

    I know how your friend feels - we have been wearing fleeces and coats since we came back (in August FFS)

    it's hard work staying warm over here!

    Dx

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  13. Hi Darcy!
    I recognise that material YIPEE! So happy you did such magic with it!
    The bag you made for your friend is another gem in your collection! Lovely work!
    I can't help you with the sheep but I think it is just gorgeus - I would love to make it too - I think I can still remember how to crochet the fluffy bit - I think I made a cardigan in the 70s like that! Can you imagine?
    Sorry your friend had to leave!
    Love your bags, loved the snoop!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  14. oh I wish I could help out with the sheep, sorry, but if I see one on my travels, Ill let you know

    Gorjuss gorjuss bags hun, you are so so clever and talented

    hugs
    judie xx

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  15. Goodd morning Darcy, Lots going on. Your bag for your friend also your card for her was magnificent. Lovely bags. Good luck in finishing them.
    Big Hugs Jo.xx

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  16. Oh fabulous bags Darcy, love the one you made for Amalia - it's the details you see, like the fabric wrapped round and tied in a bow - fabby I'm not good with details. What an absolutely fantastic tea-cosy, sorry I can't help but I remember knitting a lamb with all those loops for one of the kids ooh a lifetime ago! - now both in their 40's!!!!
    Anne xx

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  17. I'm really late to the party today. My internet decided to go down at the wrong time. Lovely bags, and since I don't knit, I have NO idea where you would get that tea cozy pattern.

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  18. Oh wow, what a gifted gal you are, I love the bags, thanks for the peek at your work space.
    That sheeps fabulous, I googled sheep patterns and think this might be the link your looking for

    http://www3.telus.net/public/hughes1/wovendreams.html

    x
    Vicky

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  19. Hi there, love your bags they are special, can't help with the pattern I'm afraid, everything I knit looks like a dish rag so I gave up a long time ago, good luck with the hunt :D xx

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  20. ps....
    Love the pencil holder, I have been wracking my brain trying to think of something to store my copics, this idea is brill
    x
    vicky

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  21. The red bag from your friend in Spain is my absolute favourite! It looks fab!
    Good luck searching for the sheep pattern
    Have a happy WOYWW
    ** Evi **
    I have a little blogcandy over at my blog, would love for you to enter!

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  22. I absolutely love that red & black bag and I'm not a bag person at all! Is it a pattern you can share or is a trade secret?!

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  23. What fantastic bags. Love them all.
    Luv Joanne xx

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  24. Just love those bags... especially the red one!

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  25. Wow you have been busy, love the bags you have made especially the one you made for your dear friend, very talented. That tea cosy is great fun, love it. Thank goodness for the web, you will be able to stay in touch with your friend. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

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  26. Love your bags, they are so cool. Anything in denim will always win points with me! enjoy your day xx

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  27. Hiya
    I did n't play this week because I won't get the chance to visit everyone ... I have a $50 shopping spree up for grabs though ... if you get chance please pop by ... I don't want any of my fellow WOYWWers to miss out!

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  28. Love the drawstring bags but the one you made for your friend is so perfect ...the colours shout spain xx

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  29. Your bags are delicious - I have made some myself so know exactly how much work they take. Bet your Spanish friend was thrilled? But best of all I LOVE that sheep cosy - if you ever do find the pattern please PLEASE can I have a copy too??

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  30. Fab snoop, thanks for sharing. The bag you made for your freind is fabulous.

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  31. Those bags are fabulous you have quite a talent there.xxx

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  32. Those bags are great - love your friends card and bag too. Cant help with the knitting pattern I'm afraid although I would love to make one of those now too!

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  33. Your bags are supa dupa, love your teacosy, but cannot help with pattern. Thanks for the encouragement over the pencils - I'll keep trying! ikki

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  34. Hi Darcy, beautiful bags, the denim ones are fab! Especially love the teacosy, its just too good to use, lol!

    Hugs Heidixx

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  35. ohooo I love the sheep! 'glue all the pages together then cut out sections from the side to slide drawers into.' ok!!! Now that does sound like fun, and I hadn't thought of that! have a great WOYWW!
    (((Lyn))

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  36. Love the card and the red bag! They are fab!

    Oh, the sheep would be fun to knit :)

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  37. The bags are fab especially the Red one!! If you find the sheep pattern can I place an order please, definitely need one of those as I live in Wales!!

    xx

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  38. Love your bags, especially the one you made for your friend! Can't help with the tea cosy pattern, but it is cute :)

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  39. Darcy those bags are brilliant, the black & red one is stunning. I neeeeeed that sheep pattern, how cute is that! (I would also need a suitable teapot to go under it - maybe sheep shaped hee hee)
    C
    xx

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  40. Oh that red/black bag is so gorgeous - I am so jealous of your friend. Sorry can't help with the tea cosy pattern - I'm not a knitter - Jacqueline xx

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  41. Ooooh, the drawstring bags are looking good, the black and red bag is stunning...pretty but not too girly! Can't help with the knitting pattern I'm afraid - knitting is not my thing! x

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  42. I bet your friend was thrilled with her bag - clever you!!

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  43. I lurve that red bag, so gorgeous and that tea cosy is the cutest ever
    Hugs
    Victoria
    x

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  44. Hi can't help with the sheep, but your bags are lovely, better than that Lulu Guiness womans, you could give her a run for her money x

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  45. Love the denim pile but had forgotten about it as I passed the red bag and the sheep lol. Thanks for the snoop and the lovely comment. I have added you to the scale at 7/10

    Hugs Kate xx

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  46. One talented lady! those bags are great and hope you find the pattern for the sheep and its gorgeous

    hugs Candace

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  47. Thanks for the info about the pattern, I'm trying to convince my mom to make chrimble pressies this year, n ur blog has actually got her excited, lol! She says the tea cosy wud b fairly easy to do, when u come to knit the fleece she says instead of wrapping the wool around your needle, u wrap it around your finger first and then the needle and continue to knit in the normal way... She says she used to make babies cardigans like it, if that would help with your research...?

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  48. What fun stuff! Especially love the red bag and the sheep!

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  49. Gosh, I love those bags! The red/black one is gorgeous!

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  50. Thought I would come back and say if you make it to AP a huge, huge hug will be waiting for you there ha, ha...and I am big so the hug will be enormous!
    Cardarian

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  51. I'm late Darcy - started at the other end this week! Your friend Amelia must have been delighted - she'll think of you every time she uses her lovely bag, how nice. You can't argue with her case about the weather, eh! Don't forget to show us the haircut and the wedding bag...

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