Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Out of the fog

The fog and drizzle that's been hanging about for the last few days has cleared today and when I ventured out I noticed this big clump of toadstools growing on a tree stump in the garden

The miserable weather hasn't bothered me though because I've been playing about indoors.
A friend asked me to make her a patchwork denim bag.  She gave me an old pair of jeans and a denim shirt to work with, and asked me if I could make a feature of some of the embroidery on the shirt.  
On one side I put the two shirt pockets.  One pocket had a small ink stain at the bottom but that was easily covered with one of the silver buttons off the shirt, and I sewed on a few more to make it look deliberate

The other side incorporates part of the embroidered collar 

I've picked out the dark red colour on the embroidery for the lining and added a couple of pockets and a key fob.   I've lined the pockets in the denim which I really like against the red.  The zipped pocket has got another zipped pocket inside at the bottom, to keep important things safe  ;)


  1. Oh WOW, the bag is spectacular. Just beautiful.
    Anne xx

  2. What a great bag - you are clever!

  3. That is bloomin brilliant. Love how you have re-cycled those old jeans. Bet your friend was astonished, clever you.

  4. This seems to be a great year for funghi. I have not managed any photos yet - blame fog, rain or just plain 'forgot my camera'!

  5. Hey Georgia, those toadstools are amazing. I did think for a moment they were some type of edible fungus, wouldn't that be lovely a nice haul in one place,,,,,,
    Zip pockets within zip pockets......love it, little secret compartments. You did a great job with the bag and I love the way you incorporated the shirt into it.
    I'm sure your friend will be very happy with it

    Claire :}

  6. That bag is a masterpiece, bet your friend's thrilled! x

  7. It does seem to be the year for toadstools and mushrooms. I discovered a whole load of them on our little piece of ground too. I bet your friend is so chuffed with her denim bag - it's brilliant.

  8. What beautiful Toadstools, I love the sights and smells of Autumn, even the fog! Its always quite a cosy feeling, being warm indoors, with lamps on and fire flickering. It makes me so grateful to have somewhere so cosy to shelter in when the weather is unkind.
    Your bag is so pretty! I am still learning to use my machine, and can only dream of producing work as neat as yours!