Sunday, September 04, 2011

A Scrapbag or a Bag Made of Scraps!

I had a few low days.  Not feeling much like quilting, yet wanting to sit and sew.  So... I made some fabric with my scraps.  Then I used that 'made fabric' to make another bag.  This is not an Oak Park bag.  Oak Park certainly inspired me, but this one is more or less my own design.  I took it shopping yesterday and was amazed at how much I could stuff in there.


I took the first photo of the bag in my garden, but then decided that a close-up would be better.  Anyway, most of my perennials have finished flowering for this year and my garden is not looking as good as it could.  I still have a few things that look nice though.   That is a perennial rose mallow in the front.  These things are fantastic!  The flowers are at least 6 inches across!  The blue flowers on the right are an annual sage or salvia.  I planted some last year.  These came up from the seeds.   There are also some morning glories that volunteered themselves.  But they have all closed for today.  I guess I wasn't early enough with my camera this morning.

We are having a long weekend.  It's Labour Day tomorrow.  That marks the last unofficial day of summer for us.  On Tuesday schools will be open again.  My DD has already been in her classroom for the past two weeks, cleaning and decorating the cork boards etc.  And my DS will also return to his teaching duties at Centennial College.  The support staff are on strike there, so I hope that it won't be too difficult to cross the picket lines.




8 comments:

Terry said...

Great scrappy bag! I love it! :0)

Rinie said...

That scrappy bag does look fantastic. Did you not see hungry eyes fastened on your bag? You don't see a bag like that every day going shopping.
Makke

wackywoman said...

I love it Hetty. So, sew cute. School starts here also on Tuesday.

Barb said...

Love your bags...looks great!!

Exuberant Color said...

I like this scrappy one!

Pat said...

Your bag is terrific.....what fun to use scraps to make new fabric and then make such a great bag. I also enjoy seeing your flowers. Thanks for sharing those with us!

KaHolly said...

I'm loving it!! I mad one similar last year to carry my laptop around. Have since cut it up for something else, tho'. It wasn't as pretty as yours!

Oiyi said...

That is a lovely bag!