Saturday, 6 April 2013

Choosing fabric...which do you think?

I didn't manage to get around to posting anything for the last Handmade Monday. Not because it was the Easter Bank Holiday, but because we were busy trying to sell our house - eek!

It's looking like we're sold (fingers crossed!), just have to find somewhere to go now. But it was all a bit chaotic. Some of my fabric has ended up in storage (and why is it always the fabrics you need which you put away!). Then there was the manic 5 minutes before each viewing when all the day-to-day stuff of just living in a house gets crammed into a wardrobe or kitchen cupboard! Does anyone really live in one of those tidy, immaculate houses you see in magazines?

So sewing has taken a bit of a back seat for a little while. But I did manage to get my custom 'bunny bag' completed. I decided the only way the rabbits was going to work was if I made a patchwork with large squares and each rabbit in each one. The colours remind me a bit of Neopolitan ice-cream.




The customer liked it and she even had some rabbit fabric left over so she can use it for something else.









I did also manage to get a cat fabric version completed (there seems to be a bit of animal theme this week!).
At long last I'm also finally getting around to a bag I promised my closest friend last June. We met up in London and I bought some lovely fabric from Liberty, which I promised I'd make some into a small bag for her. I'm all ready to start but just can't decide which lining and strap to use.

Should I go with the pale blue & navy?
Or the turquoise?

What do you think?

23 comments:

  1. I think the the pale blue and navy ... either way they both make lovely combinations

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  2. I like the pale blue and navy!! The dotted fabric looks more like a grey on my screen, which I like, but even with it actually being blue... i like the dark straps better!!

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  3. I think i would also like the turquoise lining with the navy stap!

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  4. I like the turquoise as it is more spring like. The navy is a bit more formal I think. Love the rabbits :)

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  5. I like the turquoise. Good luck with the house selling, it's a pain having to shove everything out of sight.

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  6. I like the turquoise, but then I like bright colours! I love the bunny bag, it's fabulous. And well done on selling your house. I hated the viewings when we were selling, I used to end up having to stuff the car full of stuff to keep it out of the way!! xx

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  7. Oooohhhh......pale blue for me! Your bags look fabulous as always x

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  8. I live in one of those tidy immaculate houses, but whatever you do should you visit, please don't open any cupboard doors - I can only just about get them closed (with super glue). The turquoise is a nice contrast, but I really like the pale blue and navy. Hope you have a good week.

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  9. The pale blue and navy! it looks grey on my screen too though! Bunny bag is great :)

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  10. Definitely the pale blue and navy - although it looks grey on my screen too!

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  11. oooh i love the bunny bag! The patchwork works really well i bet your customer is thrilled with it :) I love the cat bag too, the pink spotty lining sets it off perfectly.

    I think the pale blue and navy would be my choice for your friends bag but either would look fab! x

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  12. I do love that Liberty design. I know that dilemma all too well as the choice of "extras" alongside a main fabric makes such a difference to the look and feel!
    Love the turquoise lining but I might also be tempted to play safe with the navy strap

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  13. I like the pale blue and navy. Love the bunny bag. So cute xx

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  14. Well done on your sale - hope all the packing, moving and everything else goes well. Both colour-ways are really nice, but I think the blue and navy are more striking together. Hope you have a good week.

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  15. I love the bunny bag, how cute! Definitely the top combo for the bag :-)

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  16. Navy and pale blue for me. I like the rabbit bag too.

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  17. Awww the bunny bag is gorgeous! Good luck on the house sale :-) I adore the turquoise, but I think for the bag the light blue & navy works better. Simmi x

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  18. Can you ask your friend to choose? I would go with turquoise because It's bright and cheery (from someone who has a purple bag :)


    Janice x

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  19. I think the grey matches better but the turquoise would make a great contrast colour. Lovely bags.

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  20. Dont envy you having the hassle of moving house. Love the bunny bag, it's gorgeous. I would go with the navy for your friends bag

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  21. I love the bunny bag! I can't decide re lining as I like how the grey works with the fabric but I like the brightness of the turquoise. Congrats on selling your home and good luck with finding somewhere new.
    Ali x

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  22. These are lovely creations and bunny bag is super cute. Pale blue & navy is our choice. Good luck!

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