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Look what I found…..

A wee bit of impromptu crafting took place yesterday,

I was planning to tidy some drawers , it all started so well then i came across a bit of oilcloth that I had bought in Dunelm, it cost me pennies, I mean, what could I do,  I had to make something, sure it would be rude not to……
A tote bag!  Always a good idea, always needed, and seeing that I had a new sewing machine just waiting to be used, any opportunity felt like a good one.

Couldn’t be easier, the fabric  (thats the thing with oilcloth, what do you call it, its somewhere between plastic and cloth so I’m calling it fabric) well it was about 25″ deep by the width, 44″ I think.  One strip cut at 4″ made the two handles, another strip was cut  it was another 4″, the bag was then simply hemmed top and bottom, french seamed at the sides and finished with ‘sugar  bag’ corners, finally a loop was added at the handle edge to clip on your keys, its such a simple add but how it saves a load of frustration when you are fishing about in the abyss of a bag looking for car or house keys to offload your purchases!

Couldn’t be easier, nifty polkadots, one happy crafter.
One happy daughter ….. she is  away to the shops with a new bag for her purchases…..

Me… I’m heading back to tidy those drawers.   Wonder what will distract me next………

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I have loved making 'things' as long as I can remember. I love quilting, patchwork, fabric and multimedia crafting. TheCraftyPixy as a name started as a bit of fun but I love 'playing' so much, it has stuck! Family and friends ask 'where is she, is she playing?' meaning am I upstairs in my craft room working or playing.... I make samples of quilted and fabric items for television, magazines, social media and for demonstrations. I sell handmade items and take orders or special commissions. I have committed to two craft fairs this year at the North Down Museum in Bangor. As well as this I'm also working with a friend printing personalised items to order; clothing, caps, stationery and craft, there is a large selection of designs already available (and this is growing daily...). From here ..... the world is my oyster or my lobster- depending on who you listen to.

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