Monday, August 1, 2011

Bags, Kate's Workshop plus 365 Journal


I've made to craft bags recently.  The first out of 2 pairs of jeans - I decided just to use the legs which is why it took 2 pairs.  I used the waistband for the handle, I didn't neaten the edges just cut close to the seam.  I've left raw edges all round and had intended to wash it before use to fray the edges more but used it before I had time to wash it.  The 2nd one I used upholstery fabric, I just loved the fabric when I saw it and liked it right up to completing the bag, now I'm not sure.  I like the style though.


A week ago yesterday (is that good grammar?) I attended one of Kate's workshops at Art From The Heart with Pat, there were a couple of other 'Ladies Who Lunch' there too (we meet once a month in Sheffield for a playday).  These are the pages I did there and the workshop was thoroughly enjoyable, Kate is such a good teacher.




Just realised it's now August so hurriedly took a pic of my 365 Journal pages.  The colour of the August pages are more kind of mellow than they look here.

16 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not sure what you don't like about that bag fabric now that's made, but I think it's adorable. And you are SO lucky to get to spend a day with Kate. I've heard it is an awe inspiring time.

Gotta LOVE those calendar pages. I have noticed that some Brits make Monday the first day of the week, while we across the pond make Sunday ours. I like yours better for July because of the 5 days in the month.

thekathrynwheel said...

Hey Anne, it was so good to meet you IRL! And i loved seeing the bag you made - you are multi-talented :-)
Your calendars are looking great. I think the background for August is looking really funky. Well done for keeping up so far - only 5 months to go now!

Laura said...

gorgeous pages, love your house journal page xxx

Linby said...

Great work Anne - love the jeans bag.
Linbyx

patcrafts said...

I don't know why you don't like the drawstring bag I think it looks good.Love the background for August and your journal pages are just perfect.xx

flutterbycrafter said...

I love your denim bag, it's quite large so very useful and your new bag looks great too. Your journal pages are lovely, wonderful colours. The art calendar pages are cool xx

IsaNorris said...

great AJ pages! Love the background on the August pages

Sandra Hall said...

Hi Anne :) Your bags are great! I think my fave out of the two is the denim one. I like your take on the three hats page from Kate's class - saw Pats the other day. I really like that head stamp. The 365 journal pages are cool too - not see that button stencil before.

Sam said...

Great pages and love the background for your August page, the button stencil looks fab. Love the bags you have made, the denim one is divine! x

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love that sprayed/stencilly look :-)

McMGrad89 said...

Love those bags and your journal pages.

Tracey said...

OOOOOO, I Lurrrve the bags, love the material on the draw string one. Wow Anne your journal pages are gorgeous and fab projects too. Take care xx.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Great pages!

Lynette (NZ) said...

PS. since you are a no-reply blogger : thanks for visiting and commenting on my journal pages. I don't remove my pages in this spiral book - have just been creative in the way I hold the pages under the machine to stitch :-)

Kimberly Gruber said...

the colors are great. your journal pages look amazing as well!

Sheila MJ said...

Love the journal pages - great mix of colours.