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I have been cutting and sewing today yesterday finishing the quilttop of my red-block quilt and cutting and sewing shoe-bags for the adoptive grandma of my little girl.
I cut 2 but had just sewn 1 and wanted to know if the shoes would fit in…. they do as long as you put in low sneakers or shoes and not walking shoes ( and shoes that aren’t size “Huge” )….
So off to the drawingboard again and I made up a bigger pattern… cutting 2 and than run out of lining fabric… tjees the world is was against me today yesterday!
My husband made me get up early this yesterday morning, he needed me to drive behind him to the APK for his car ( some kind of anual check up to see if the car is “fit” enough to drive on the Dutch roads ) .
When it took them realy very very long to call with the message that he could pick it up, he phoned them himself…. and guess what? his car isn’t fit, it needs an awfull lot done to get back into shape, and you know how that is, having an awfull lot done will cost an awfull lot of money.
Just when I was planning on buying batting for a couple of quilttops that I have finished… how awfully mean can my life be at the moment?!

On another path, we went to the hospital this past Friday to have the “midway” ultrasound check up and now it is official, it is a baby and not an alien! It has everything and from everything enough, lol!
I still can’t believe that I am preganand again, I feel the baby kick and I saw “it” on the ultrasound but still… I have a baby in me.

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I need those metal parts for bagmaking and can’t find them anywhere but online. I went to the market yesterday, hoping to be able to buy me lots and lots of bag-making metal parts but to no alas. I mean, yeah d-rings and o-rings are plenty available, but the darn things I want and need are no where to be seen or found…. which means I need to go online which is something I don’t like to do to often. The thing with buying on the net is that .. well… I am the kind of girl who likes to have the possibility to touch things before buying. I also thought of maybe recycle 2nd hand bags, cut of the metal parts and than break the bag down to it’s peaces to make my own pattern so I can reproduce it… however…. that would still mean I have to buy the metal parts online….. mpffffff.

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Last week we went on a holyday, just 5 days away before my precious has to attend school and before the baby will be born… we went to Zeeland. No not Zealand but Zeeland. It is a province of the Netherlands.
We had a good time, lovely wether, good food, clean beaches…. and a couple of craft and quiltshops I couldn’t resist…lol.
In one of those shops I found leftover curtainfabric they used to show people their collection. It was only 1,- and 1,50 euro a piece and well…. they were realy cute!
So I bought a lot ( almost everything that was in the basket ! ) and in my mind I started to create things with it….. things meaning bags.
I also bought some farm fabric with matching flower fabric to create a baby quilt,  a crosstich kit from Vera the mouse and a stencil for quilting…. I let my money roll so to speak, and I loved every minute of it! lololol.
So on friday we went to my family in Limburg ( yes, another province of the Netherlands ) because grandpa Ruiver had his birthday on Saturday. On Friday though, he had surgery and had to stay in hospital till Saturday. This gave me the opertunity to go shopping for some fabric coupons and guess what?! They were half price!!! I bought me a couple of coupons with the lining of bags in mind and some pink colored weaved fabric with a coat for a little girl in mind. I also couldn’t resist a coupon with dalmatian dogs on it from disney.
So Saturday came and the friend of my late mother came home from hospital, we stayed till the afternoon and than went home ourselves. In the car my mind went in to overdrive and I started to draw out some idea’s for bags. So when we came home and had everything put away, the washingmachine tumbling and the precious in bed, I took out my drawingbook and redifined the idea’s I had about the bag.
I came up with a smaller size postmanbag kind of thing.  and on Sunday I just had to sew…
I had the pattern I had drawn and lots of funky colored fabric’s to experiment with and this is what I came up with:

   

 

 

 And this is what I am working on at the moment….

Planning on putting these into my “shop”page on this blog as soon as  I am sure what I should charge for these bags.
The masurements  for the girlpostbag are:

hight: 23 cm  – ( 9 inch )
with : 27 cm – ( 10,6 inch )
depth: 9.5 cm  – ( 3,7 inch )
adjustable strap min 70 cm / max 130 cm  – ( 27,5 inch / 51,1 inch )
lining : white with light brown polkadots
made out of sturdy  fabric in bright multicolors
pocket on the front
pocket inside
non washable

Please feel free to tell me your thoughts on this bag thing I have going on. I made up this pattern myself, and am proud of this endresult.

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