Apr 272009
 

This weekend (I’m reclaiming my weekends by the way) I made several things!  Yay for sewing!  One project was a new bag for me to take to Market.  It is from a Melly & Me pattern, Meadow.

I used prints from Moda’s Wonderland and Michael Miller’s Andalucia – plus Amy Butler on the inside.

  • Tweedle Dum (light floral)
  • Pepper (Polka Dot)
  • Kiwi Jester (Green Harlequin)
  • Espresso Pod Ditz (Brown Floral)
  • Grey Wallflower (inside of bag)

I like how it turned out.  And the whole time I was sewing it, I talked to myself in an Australian accent – so that was pretty fun.  (Melly & Me is an Australian company…in case you didn’t know.)  The instructions were well written and easy to follow.  (Just FYI, Australians sew in inches, so you don’t have to convert everything to centimeters!)

The only change I made was adding a zippered pocket to the inside.  I figured that a secured area in a bag this large is always a nice option.  Zippered pockets are easy to add.  I might get around to showing you how some day.  ;-)

On a related note, my husband has asked if he could be a guest blogger.  He would like to show you all the bags I have and take a vote on if I am out of control.  :-)

  18 Responses to “Market Bag”

  1. Love it! And, how funny is your husband! (I’d vote against him, by the way, you really can’t have too many bags!)

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  2. Funny!… I’d love to see the bags.
    This one is really cute!

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  3. CUTE! I love your choice of fabrics. Re: husband… how many tools does he have? Same thing..just saying!

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  4. Not the same…each one of my tools has a specific use. I do not own 57 hammers! (Although, I do really like hammers…if she surprised me with a new hammer every time she made a bag, I might “forget” how many she already owns)

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    Melanie Reply:

    If I had 57 of THIS EXACT bag – then you might have a point. Each of my bags, however, is different and they have varied functions as well…. ;-)

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    Kelley Reply:

    Love the bag, love the fabrics you chose, and LOL at the “dialog” between you and hubby. sounds like my house ;)

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    Melanie Reply:

    And I didn’t even mention the coordinating with clothing aspect :o

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  5. I think hubby is jealous b/c he doesn’t get to carry around awesome, good-looking bags like this. :)

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    Melanie Reply:

    Good point…..maybe I just need to make him a bag too. Then he won’t feel so left out! LOL

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  6. I wanna see the bags! I feel so left out!

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  7. Love the bag!! Maybe you should make one for him so he knows how awesome they are!

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  8. Perfect! Love it!

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  9. I would love to hear what hubby has to say. Share your blog space girl :) :)

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  10. Would have loved to hear that Australian accent! Also, I say let hubby have the keyboard…

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    Melanie Reply:

    I’m not ready for a cinematic debut with the Australian accent…so you might have a little wait on that one. :-) I, however, can tell you that I use the word Mum and pram a lot.

    Maybe when I’m out of town, my better half can take care of the blog too…we’ll see if he’s really up for it!

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  11. Cute bag! I want to see more. I really don’t think you can have too many.

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  12. That’s one pretty cute bag! I’ve been watchin Masterpiece Theater on Sunday nights and when I’m done I’m speaking in a British accent. Strangely, hubby doesn’t want to join me!!

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  13. Already told you this, but I love that bag! I really must make myself one!

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