Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July Makes for BTC&G DT

This months theme at By the Cute and Girly is "Warm Summer Days" so I made up this Beach bag in the hopes of getting in a few trips to the sea. The yellow cotton fabric is years old but the applique flip-flops are brand new. I embroidered them specially for this bag to contrast with the yellow fabric. The bag is lined with some grey cotton and could hold up to 3 beach towels if they were rolled up carefully! My next make is a little (about A5 size) accordian album using one of the sponsors (Crafts 4 Eternity) digi images. The idea is to put all the summer recipes that I tear out of magazines into it some day...Each accordian section is made from an old brown envelope folded in two with the closed end cut off. The flaps are used to stick the sections together and the cover is a piece of cardboard scored to make a spine in the middle and decorated. The bees are machine embroidered.
Then I decorated it with summery papers and made little tabs for the various sections.

And finally, Ye olde bit of Crochet: A stole (or shawl), made in the Pineapple design. I have made this as a birthday pressie for a friend who is off to the Galway Gaeltacht shortly. Well, I suppose it will be culturally appropriate.... If anyone feels like trying this pattern it is in the May/June issue of Crochet Today. Happy hooking, folks.

If you look closely at the lower right hand side you can just make out Himself's spuds... he's very proud of these and looks forward to eating them.


  1. OMG Ger, where do your talents end ??? the bag is just perfect, the shawl is exquisit and the album stunning !!!

  2. hiya Ger , wow wow wow and Dianne has summed it up your talents are endless x that shawl is fabulous , I am sooooo making the accordian album and that beach bag is divine x tfs
    oh and tell himself I hope he enjoys his spuds ;)


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