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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bags,Bread and Rainbows.

Hello,

Last Thursday I went to the newsagent and picked up the latest issue of Homespun. I fell in love with the cute little handbags. First off I made this one which is fulled up with lavender. The lavender is from a bush in our garden called "oiling grosso". This is the lavender that is used to make the perfume, so you just have to be in the room to smell it.
Making one was not enough. Last night I made this little one up. It has cloves at the top of it. Then there is a fair amount of stuffing. This one can be near my sewing machine and I can use it as a pincushion. The only change I made to the pattern was to the handle I folded the material in half and used my loop turner to turn it through. I think these would be lovely done up in Christmas colours and used on the tree. Or what about a bundle of them in a bowl made up in matching colour to the quilt on the bed. The possibilities are endless.

I usually make rolls in our bread maker but the other day decided it was time to get back into making a loaf of bread.This one was supposed to have cracked wheat and sunflower seeds. I didn't have any cracked what so I used some wheat germ instead. It tasted beautiful. There is nothing like fresh baked home made bread.


We have been blessed with some wonderful weather lately. The weekend was just perfect for getting out and about. Then we have had some rain. The other morning I looked out the front and saw this double rainbow.



It reached quite a way. Of course five minutes later it had gone and was raining. After all that saying is "Rainbow in the morning, Shepherd's warning"
This Friday is the Friday-Night-Sew-In. I am planning to make a start of a quilt on a quilt called "Hearts-a-bloom" by Sally Giblin.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Happy Days.
Bev C



26 comments:

Janet said...

Those little bags are darling. Lovely rainbows. :) I love bread. Homemade is the only kind I eat. I'm not tempted by store bought. That's why I don't bake it often.

Roseanne said...

Your little stuffed hand bags look great. I get they smell nice. I love the smell of bread cooking.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your little bags are Gorgeous!!! I fell in love with them when I received my Homespun yesterday! Yors are soo cute!
Lisa
PS Great pics too!

allsewnup said...

Oh those bags are adorable! What a lovely idea for Christmas Thank you
gifts. Too bad you can't put the smell of fresh baked bread into one of the bags, eh?

hugs,
Carolyn

Annette said...

Your little purses are so sweet! And the bread looks yummy. I love homemade bread.

Pauline said...

Busy as always, Bev. I love those little bags. Great idea to make pretty little bags and hang them on the Christmas tree. I think I'll save that idea. Chris and I saw lots of rainbows on our travels but I didn't get any photos near as good as yours! Love the new look of your blog, everyone seems to be taking advantage of the new Design thingy. Guess I will have to sum up some patience and get with it!

Dolores said...

These little bags are adorable. I love the bread. I really should make some from scratch myself.

Cath Ü said...

Love the bags... I can almost smell the freshly baked bread..... and I also love rainbows....

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Tarnyia said...

Bev I got my mag in the mail yesterday and those bags were the first thing that took my eye as I flipped through.. now that I have seen yours I will be making some... just gorgeous and lovely work xxxx

Simone de Klerk said...

LOVE those cute little bags. And how wonderful to have lavendel as that. It must give a wonderful smell!
Great picturs of the rainbow!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...wow, your blog looks great, perhaps I will try it out on mine...was it hard to do and can you get it back if you want to? I love your little bags...I will have to have another look at my issue, I did see them as I quickly looked through the mag...
Maybe I should sign up for the sew in this week...I have missed the last few...A great post Bev...Dzintra♥x

Maria said...

Bev just love the little bags, am tempted to go ad buy the Homspun book. NO!!! I have so many projects on the go.

Yummy homemade bread!!

Beautiful rainbow pics too.

Robyn said...

Oh Bev, gorgeous little handbags!!
Oh and fresh bread.... yummmm!!! Must get abck to making some myself too...nothing tastes like it.

Love your header and background too Bev and your rainbow pics are stunning!
Lovely :-)

hugs
Robyn xx

Sue said...

I love your little bags and your bread and your rainbow. All happiness for you today. Fabulous

retdairyqueen said...

Adorable little bags Well done and love the rainbow pic
I think I have a double rainbow photo somewhere Will try to find it
Oh and I can smell that bread Nothing like it
I just put a loaf in

Vickie said...

loooooove them mini bags how cute...oh home made bread is the bestest-can almost smell it form the picture,cheers Vickie

Sweet P said...

Wonderful bags, yummy bread and rainbows - oh my! What a wonderful way to spend the day.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev, All kinds of neat stuff going on. That is an adorable handbag and what a great project. A great project for left over scraps.

I could just smell the bread. Yummy. : ) That is one thing I need to do is make some bread. We are bread lovers at my house too. Have a wonderful time sewing with the girls and can't wait to see your new project. You help inspire me Bev. What a beautiful photo of the rainbow. Have a wonderful day and Happy sewing.

Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Terriaw said...

Those little bags are so sweet! They would make great gifts. I can see how they would be addicting! And your loaf of bread looks divine, especially a warm slice with a little butter on it. Great shots of the rainbow - that's hard to capture with a camera. Happy day!

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Looking forward to seeing your Hearts-A-Bloom quilt. Freshly baked bread is heavenly and the little purses are so sweet.
Jane.

Cybele's patch said...

Hmm I can almost smell the fresh baked bread. Yummy...
The little bags are gorgeous Bev!

Maree: said...

You were quick off the mark...I picked up a copy of Homespun yesterday too...the bags look so cute made up...Great Job.
cheers

Christine M said...

I saw those little bags too and fell in love with them. I will definitely being making one or two (or 3 or 4) when I get a chance. Yours look great Bev.

Francien said...

Hey Bev...thank you for your lovely comment!!...some very pretty bags you have made there...love the ideas how you are going to use them...i can "see"how cute they will be on the Christmas tree..and i make our bread too...well...the machine does...but there is nothing like it and you can change the ingredienst like your own tasting...Double rainbow?! guess you did not find the pots of gold huh?! i am going to read about a quilt on a quilt...new to me..
have a fine weekend...greetings from the Netherlands...Francien.

teresa said...

I loved those little bags as soon as I saw them in Homespun too!!! In fact I made up the pattern and got some fabric out the very same night. Unfortunately I have to buy some lavender to fill them before I can finish them. Love yours Bev!

teresa said...

Oh and I forgot to say how good that loaf of bread looks. I love making bread in our bread maker... the only problem is we eat the whole loaf as soon as it's baked!!!