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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Monkeying around for the OPAM Challenge and a great garage sale find.

Hello,

How is your weekend going? I can hardly believe how fast this month has gone by. I did manage to get one more item done for the OPAM Challenge (One Project A Month).




I made this bag from the Stash Blog. It is has insul-bright for the lining so it will be used for my lunch on my sewing days. So much nicer than a plastic lunch box. I embroidered a "rose tree" design from Sue Box Creations / Golden Classic Collection.


This is the other side of the bag with another "rose design" from the same embroidery disc.

Did you notice the peg tin and laundry powder box in the first photo? I got these at a garage sale this morning for $5.00 for both of them. A lady was shifting house and was going to get a new one for the next house because this colour didn't suit her new laundry. I asked her why she just didn't paint them. I think she was going to take them back when I asked her this. She then replied "Oh my husband can buy me a new set." He had the peg bucket set up on her clothesline on some sort of pulley system.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and have some fun.
Bev C

11 comments:

BubzRugz said...

The bag is great and so much nicer than a commercial one ... and great find with the tins... aren't they fantastic....
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great find with those pretty tins. Good idea having a pretty reusable bag.

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Great find at the garage sale. Love the peg tin and laundry tin. Good one! Kind regards, Anita.

Michelle said...

Good score with the tins!
And yes your bag is much nicer than a plastic lunchbox!
I have a mug bag that I take to sewing with pockets around the outside for a spoon, or a coffee sachet, or a tea bag, and in the winter I take a cup of soup(in a packet). I may have to make a lunch bag to match!

Maria said...

What a great idea for your lunch. Will have to make one.

you got a good buy at the garage sale.

I am busy getting my window done this weekend.Have puttied one side so will do the other tomorrrow.

Lounging with a Latte said...

I've quite often eyed those laundry tins off but never purchased them. Great find!

Sue said...

What a lovely bag! I love the print on your fabric. That is so sweet:)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

MichelleW said...

Lovely new lunch bag Bev and I love those garage sale tins - I have had my eye on something similar for a while now so great find for you :0)

Pauline said...

Love the bag, Bev. The embroidered flowers are a lovely touch. Posh laundry accessories!!

rosie said...

I love all those things Bev, especially the little quilt which is peeping out from behing your gorgeous bag!
Have a great weekend..

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Enjoying the weekend here is Southern California. We are having great weather. Love the your new lunch bag and those laundry boxes are really neat. A great buy.
Have a wonderful day.