I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 62, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 24. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, three Essex and one Singer 20 and a Vulcan Countess. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Saturday, 8 October 2011


I started making this bag to take along on the Bus Trip, but I didn't have any magnetic snaps so the bag had to wait until I had bought some.  I finished making the bag on Thursday and took it out today for it's first airing!   

The pattern is by Anna Graham (Noodlehead)  and I LOVE it!  It's a large bag, perfect to hold all the essentials plus a bottle of water!  I made mine in Denyse Schmidt fabrics recently purchased at Spotlight.  Lovely fabric!

Anna Graham writes great patterns - check them out HERE.

Today started with a thunderstorm and fantastic rain, but it's disappeared already!  I was looking forward to a wet weekend of sewing but I guess I can just pretend it's still raining:-)

Happy Sewing!!


  1. That's a very beautiful bag !

  2. Pretending is good! And your bag is lovely - I've seen a lot of these in blogland but yours is my favourite!

  3. oh i LOVE your bag Helen..great design and wonderful summery fabrics!!

  4. Love the bag...and your choice of fabrics.

  5. lovely bag Helen,well done

  6. Great bag! But then again all the bags you make are gorgeous.