This is the version that we came up with, and I am really pleased with how it turned out and love the colour palette that Tanya chose.
I also had a big sewing night last night and made a bag. This pattern is by Dawn Hay and was one of the patterns in our goody bag at Let's get stitched. I did some of the stitchery at LGS and finished it off at home. It's amazing how quick stitchery is when you use one thread. I used one of my new cottage garden threads called dog rose. I am loving these threads and have just signed up for their collectors club. It started in February, but I was still able to join up.
here is the Preston bag, I am so pleased with how it turned out and made it with a few fat quarters in my stash. The front panel has lots of handy pockets, and the back panel has two more.
I added in a mobile phone pocket to the lining, and also squared of the base of the bag so it sits flat and stands up. I did find it a bit of a challenge as I have only made two bags before, and never with lots of pockets.
I start my new job on Monday so my daughter ('who is a hairdresser ) gave me a new do, and fresh colour,ready for me to go back into the corporate world.
I have really enjoyed my month off and managed to get a lot of sewing time in.