Sunday, July 17, 2011

my new bag.....

I am pleased to be able to share with you

my new bag :)

This is the second 'seaside tote' I have made. This one is made using 1 strand of nettle & 2 strands of cotton held together. I was really keen to try using nettle and was pleased with how my bag turned out. I lined the bag with pure linen fabric and added leather handles and a magnetic closing flap. I feel so proud to use it :)



Pattern for Seaside Tote can be found on


Nettle Yarn can be purchased from Spunkyarn on etsy :)


It is the last day of school holidays tomorrow, it's been a fun and very busy time....
and I will miss having the kids around....but I guess I will be happy to get back into the normal weekly routine once more ;)


Have a happy week
~ Gillian :)

25 comments:

Debi Y. said...

I like this bag - looks very nice. :)

Rein said...

Love your new bag. it's wonderful!

**Anne** said...

Fantastic bag Gillian. I've been missing you, glad you've been having a lovely creative time.
Anne xx

Saritha said...

Lovely bag!!Perfect finish!!

Alison said...

I love your bag, it is gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Beautiful - interesting how the different yarns and finishing touches make such a difference to the overall look of the bag

Heather - The Good Life said...

Love your bag! I'll have to check out the "nettle" as I've never heard of it before. Have a wonderful day. :-)

trudi@maudeandme said...

I agree with everyone- it's a fab bag and thanks for the links. Where did you get those great handles?

Gillian said...

Oh thank you all so much for your lovely comments x

Trudi, and anyone else who is interested I purchased the handles from this ebay seller http://stores.ebay.com.au/mooncraft - excellent service and genuine leather handles :)

Michelle said...

Love,Love,Love...
Your bag is just gorgeous Gillian and love the detail of the handles and lining...Very professional and so stylish...

PaisleyJade said...

Amazing!!!

'Joyce' said...

Gillian this is just beautiful. now how come i have missed the last few blog posts of yours?? I am scrolling backwards checking out all your craftiness. so awesome. I also love your shawls and your first seaside tote.

renee said...

That bag is gorgeous! I love the leather handles. I think it's those kinds of things that totally make a bag. Very professional looking! Now I want one!

aroca0181 said...

Beautiful

marlene rodrigues said...

I love your new bag.
The natural color and the beautiful handles are perfect!!!
you made a great job!

marlene

Catherine said...

Your new bag is beautiful. I love the colours and and the handles. You've done a wonderful job, I'd be proud to use a bag like that too;) xo

Lily Razz said...

What an adorable pretty bag! I understand you're proud, I would be too! Just lovely! x Lily

omlair said...

this looks totally store bought! well done

Heldasland said...

Gillian, your bag is simply stunning,You should be very proud.well done you!!!

Just-Do said...

Love the natural look of this bag. The leather handles are perfect with it, as is the linen lining. Great job!

Victoria said...

What a great bag - it looks so professional.

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

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NICE!!
que linda!!
me encantan las fotos
gran idea!
cariños
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crocheted at home said...

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crocheted at home said...

Very beautiful! I like this bag . Thank you!

haas said...

From the moment I saw this bag on your blog, I knew I had to make one, and it is finished now. So beautiful!