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A couple of weeks ago, I had a birthday, and received a little money as a gift, so I thought long and hard what to get myself, coming up with no ideas, I decided it would be better invested in some new fabric pieces which to me is so much more exciting than buying new clothing or shoes! Having chosen a cotton print with little multi-coloured hearts, I rummaged around the shop finding coordinating cotton fabrics. Armed with my pile of cotton I went to have it cut into half meter pieces. Once paid for and home, I let my creative moment begin, I resurrected one of my own owl designs which I wanted to use as the central feature panel and found matching coloured felt in my stash, then work could commence.

Having set my little felt pieces out, I then hand stitched them to cream fabric, Cut up some of my new materials and arranged then as a patchwork border, The heart print fabric was just perfect in design and quantity to surround the panels I had and to make the fabric handles/straps. Inside I made one of my multi-pocket features, one pocket to include a zip for security and a magnetic clasp in the centre opening, then hand quilted the whole bag added some wooden buttons for eyes – Finished!

Another one off creation  – see below – now available in my Etsy shop

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/carenscanvasandcraft

Felt appliquéd Owl Patchwork shopping bag

Felt appliquéd Owl Patchwork shopping bag

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