Sunday, June 27, 2010

Japanese Books

Ordered these books from a few weeks ago. My camera unfortunately decided to pack it in yesterday, so no photos until my new one arrives (hopefully I'll get it sometime this week!).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beaded & embroidered bag (another Japanese pattern)

The book is another Japanese one (part of the Heart Warming Life Series). I've had the book for a number of years and have made 1 other bag out of it, so decided to try out another one. All the patterns in the book have the addition of beading or embroidery (even for the hexagon bag on the cover).

Bag from Machine Made Patchwork Book 2

I'm supposed to be making a few larger quilts for entry to various shows etc. so of course I went off and made a few bags. Ooooops....

I made this one from Machine Made Patchworks 2 once I figured out the instructions (seeing as I don't speak Japanese!).

The bag is made from all my hand-dyed fabrics (there's a few screen-printed ones & a bit of dyed velvet in there too). I bought the pink handles from a bag handle supplier in Australia - wish I'd ordered a few more coloured ones from them.

Once I'd got the bug for looking at Japanese patchwork books (which I love, because they are so cute) I ordered a few more (5 in total) from Only ordered them last Thursday and got them on Monday. I'm still reading through them, but there's some projects in them that I'm definately going to make.