Monday, December 21, 2015

It's been a while...

So.....August was the last time I was here. It is just crazy how quickly time is going past.

I started this beautiful Bella bag from Chris W Designs months ago. The pattern has since been revamped by Christine and is even better now (I look forward to trying out the new design). I originally hoped to finish this bag in time for the birth of my niece for her Mum to use as a nappy bag, but she is already 8 weeks old (and completely gorgeous). Luckily my boys were a little more organised and chose a cute little gift to send their new cousin.  I'm hoping that my Sister in-law will still find a use for it.

Christine's patterns are so detailed and easy to follow, even for a beginner like me and my basic little Janome sewing machine had no trouble at all sewing through all the layers but I did make sure to just to go slow and be careful.

It was a learning curve working with all the different hardware and I have to be honest and say that punching the holes for the grommets at the top of the bag really had me nervous as the bag was pretty much finished at that point and I was so afraid of stuffing it up.

Inside the bag there is a zippered pocket and also some open pockets. I was going to put a little clip inside for hanging keys (or dummies) on but I completely forgot.

There is another little zippered pocket on the back of the bag too as well as some pockets on the side. I couldn't find a zip to match the brown fabric so I decided to go with a cream colour instead.

It is also a pouch/pocket at the front too.

My boys are on school holidays now for another five and a bit weeks and it is the tropical wet season here in Far North Queensland so I am hoping that I will be able to get a little sewing done and it wont be quite so long before I have another project to share with you.

I would like to share this bag on the following linky parties:

Creating My Way To Success - Round Tuit 289

Thank you for stopping by my poor neglected blog today. Please leave a comment to say hi so that I can come visit you too.

Bye for now..

Michelle :)


  1. It will be loved when ever it is received Michelle and I know she loves butterflies .The bag looks awesome with perfect colour coordinating materials . .Hope that you took photos of Dad's pressie too so you can share that later along with my bag too .
    Love you , Mum .

  2. Ohhhh this is one very GORGEOUS Bella, Michelle! LOVE it! :)

  3. A gorgeous bag with that beautiful butterfly fabric, Michelle. And look at all those pockets!

    1. Thank you for the feature Pam! I had hoped to get heaps of sewing done over the school holidays but did absolutely none!

  4. Hi Michelle, hope all is going well for you on the other side of town. Love this bag, you are very clever with the sewing machine.


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