Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Gift Bag for Dale!

Good Afternoon Everyone, and I hope you are having a super day.  The weather has been so warm up here, so unusual for the North of Scotland, it's been grand, but I would have preferred it a little cooler, I don't function well in heat.  The good thing is that I've been on my days off, which were lovely, but it's back to work tomorrow and my turn to be doing the cooking, I'll be keeping it simple.

Thank to you so very much for the lovely comments on my last card, I do very much appreciate the time it takes to go around all the blogs. It was also lovely to see some new people commenting, I hope you will come back.

Just a short post today, I've got some ironing to get through, and not a decent old film to spur me along.

I made this little gift bag for my friend Dale and put some fat quarters in it for her.  She loves quilting and all things sewing and makes the most beautiful things.
I've used LC Buttons and Bows stamp set, and coloured with Prismacolour pencils
The Ribbon Girl for hessian and lace
Papermaina Ribbon
Buttons and Pearls from my box
Star Dust.

I have to say Dale loved the fat quarters, and the bag, in fact I noticed that she has everything I've made for her displyed in her sewingroom, isn't that lovely.

Well I can hear Alistair up in the bedroom playing his fiddle, he's learning a new tune, The Lover's Waltz, it's a Jay Ungers tune and I love it.  There is still a few bum notes, but it's coming along well.

I'll sign off now and hope everyone is well, but sending kind thought and hugs to those of you who are not,


Elizabeth said...

Hi Kate, lovely bag - your friend is sure to love it. How lovely to be serenaded with the Lover's Waltz, albeit with some bum notes :) Elizabeth xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a cute bag Kate. A lovely idea. Isn't it great when someone really appreciates the things you make for them.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Such a cute bag Kate love it. Marlene

Marlene Atkinson said...

Just me back to ask you where you got the widget Hugs from........and the car from.Hope you don't mind me asking. Marlene

Marlene Atkinson said...

Thanks Kate.

meg said...

Such a lovely gift to give and receive I'm sure your friend loved it,lovely to read that she displays her gifts.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous bag Kate and a perfect gift.
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a cute bag and a thoughtful gift

Sue said...

Such a beautifully decorated bag Kate, it's clear to see how much love and thought you have put into your design and I am not surprised Dale loved it.
Hugs Sue xx

Rita said...

Beautiful Bag Kate. Its no wonder that Dale loved it too. Such a thoughtful gift to put inside it too. Lucky you having your very own fiddler. We followed the SFO for years until Andrew felt he could no longer go. In fact John Mason has premises in Troon. Hugs Rita xxxx

pam said...

Hi Kate, love this bag, beautifully decorated..

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Kate, love this bag, you have made it look so special and it's stunning. Hope you are♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

scrappymo! said...

Must be fun to work on your crafts with fiddle music wafting through the house.
Your bag for your friend is so personalized and lovely.

Patricia said...

Great Gift Bag Kate,
Love all the Sewing Bits & Pieces perfect for someone who likes to sew.
Hope Alistair gets the "bum" notes sorted out soon, will make Crafting to Music much more pleasant.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate I think things will cool down a bit for you now! What a fab bag for your sewing friend love all the sewing related images you have chosen. I should send Dave up to accompany Alistair he could take his keyboard and ukelele! Susan xx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful Kate and love the lace and the soft colours
hugs Kate x

Doreen said...

Love the fab images and gorgeous

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Lucky you to have a fiddler in the house, I love music too! What a lovely gift for your friend, perfect as she likes sewing.

Hope the weather cools down a bit for you.


Anet van Zyl said...

Your bag is beautiful Kate, I just know you would put allot of love into your cards and projects as you did here. That is also why your friend love to display your beautiful creations in her sewing room. Hugs Anet x

Erika said...

A perfect card for a sewer Kate, love all the bits and bobs. I'm sure Dale would have loved her new quarters and will reuse her bag too.
As for the fiddle, hubbys father is a big player too eeeek! Nearly as bad as the pipes! He plays in the front room when we visit whilst the news is on TV.

Enjoy your weekend, hugs Erika. x

Sandy said...

What a great friend to have everything you have made for her displayed in her sewing room. I know you love what she makes for you! The bag is fantastic - not sure how fat a quarter can be but It sounds like you hit the jackpot - or should I say Dale hit the jackppt!!!
Sandy xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
I have been trying to comment on this since last week but blogger was saying "No!".
Thoughtful gift and wonderful gift bag.
What's that saying about old fiddles and new tunes lol?
Take care
Ang x

Sue said...

Cute bag, lots to look at and enjoy. My sister quilts and she loves fat quarters too!! She is going to love this bag. Loving your darling little moving signatures, so very cute.