Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Birthdays and bags


Hmm ..guess what this is ?


Good morning ,every one ,,look what came in the post yesterday ,I was the lucky winner on one of Gina Farrari's Aniverary post ,celebrtation draws ,a beautiful hand made corsage ,some of her own postcards ,and some delicious fudge Thank you so much Gina I love it .Gina is an extremely talented Textile Artist . http://ginaferrari.blogspot.com/2010/07/sketchbook-project-iii.html




I was showing you some of the bags I had made for family and friends in a previous entry ,here are the latest oners I have made ,


one for ME !

Russian Dolls


And the back

Hmm ...look at this pile of material !




A bag of tomatoes ? So what was the first picture ?

Look Julie ! I used the letters you gave me ,Julia is another talented artist ,




can you guess what it is yet ? http://mixedmedia-jem.blogspot.com/2010/07/grand-day-out-and-cake.html


Yes it is a bag for my laptop
I love this material ,of a key board ,click on the pic to make it larger .

My Dear Granddaughter Charlotte was 16 on June 27th she shares her Birthday with her brother Stuart who was 25,




Charlotte likes animal prints ,and playboy items so,I combined the two and made her a handbag ........









Charlotte and Granny Jan







The Birthday boy and girl with their Mum and Gran








Iain was still on leave







Colin Maurice and Iain









These pictures were taken out side Sharon's pub







The world cup was still on ,so you can see the flags in some of the pics ,Oh yes Mark ,my eldest boy ? was fifty at the end of April ,EEEK my kids are all middle aged ,gosh what does that make me? ....'NO ! don't go there' hee hee ,and then Sam my Kate's youngest was 15 in July ,no pictures Sam hates having his picture taken ,I don't know why he is such a handsome chap ,like his bigBrother Matt ,who was 18 in August ,and has been accepted for the college of his choice ,but will work for a year first ,I am so blessed to have such as lovely family .





My sister Jean has a Birhday this month too ,guess what she has asked for ?
And what a Maurice and Kizzy doing whilst Im slaving away over a hot sewing machine ???
Why ,cruising around the garden on my buggy ,in the sunshine ,see my flag ? didnt do much good though did it ?







Well folks I had better get back to the sewing machine ,so as ever love from


38 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your bags are lovely and the pictures are all so wonderful. Families are a blessing. I love to take pictures of all mine too, but sometimes they do get camera shy and tired of me with camera in hand all the time. But I believe that good times should be celebrated and pictures taken for memories of them too. Happy Birthday to all!

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What Comes Next? said...

Fabulous bags - that keyboard fabric is perfect for a laptop bag - clever! Time with family is so important, and you've caught some wonderful memories in those pictures. Can't wait to see what comes next!

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Jan, x

Nice pictures. Family reunions are all about fun and loads of photos.

Love the laptop bag.

B. x

madcobug said...

Those were nice gifts that you won. I love all those things you are sewing. I used to love to sew but I have lost interest in it now since it is so hard for me to sit very long. Happy Birthday's to the ones having Birthdays. Very good family pictures, the one of Maurice and Kizzy is so cute.

Locket Pocket said...

What gorgeous gifts from Gina and what lovely photos of your family! Lucy x

Sybil said...

Thanks for the latest update. What at a talented friend you are. what glorious material you seem to find. I just love that one with the poppies on it...Also the one you made for your lovely Charlotte. do you think that handsome Iain would fancy being my "toy boy" LOL I could run away with him any day !!
Much Love Sybil x

Julie said...

I love all the bags you've made, especially the laptop bag, the keyboard fabric is fantastic, just the job! I'm glad the initials came in useful.

Your family all look lovely. What a joy to have such a close family!

Fenwitters said...

Ooooh, I love the bags! As a new sewer that is one of the things I am going to try. I love the fabrics you chose.

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous bags...lots of happy family snaps!

Coelha :B said...

WOW! I love those bags!! So cute! The tomato one and the Russian girls one, oh and the Playboy one---soooo cute!! :) Julie

nancy said...

Those are awesome bags. I wish I can sew..My mom does and she really want to get back at it. My Dad won't leave her alone. She would love your bags. I love the Laptop one and the one you made for Julie.. What a great combinations. Nice to see your family photos. Take care..>>HUGS2U<< Nancy

Gina said...

Hi Jan, I'm so pleased you liked your parcel and hope the colour of the corsage is okay. You've made some great bags... but I especially love that laptop fabric. Gina x

Joan said...

You are so clever as I have said before. I bought a sewing machine this week for hemming etc and little progects don't know where to start any suggestions. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Love Joan

Bunny said...

You are clever, Jan, I have seen bags, not nearly such fun, featured in glossy mags for a lot of money.
Love the picture of Maurice and Kizzie!
Bunny xxz

Jean said...

Hi Jan it was lovely to read this entry from you ,you always make it interesting ,even though I know most of the news as we talk such alot on the phone ! Love the photos of you all .
You know I love all your bags ..clever sister... but can hardly wait to see mine? ,bet its just as nice as all the others .Like most folks love the photo of Maurice and Kizzy in the garden .
Love you Jan xx...Jeanxx Well done winning those goodies.

Bombshellicious said...

Jan u r so talented. Love the tomato bag. xx

Micki said...

Your bags are just stunning! Each one is loely! Congrats on the wins Jan!
Micki

solomi558 said...

love your bags and pictures but I wish you hadn,t mentioned fudge , --cottonreel

Jane said...

Jan, I've tried to 'follow' your blog before but that 'Subscribe atom' link just gets me some text. How do I follow so that links to your posts come up on my dashboard whenever you make a new one? And why don't you have the usual blogspot 'Follow' link?

ruby said...

wowee its bags galore! love the russian doll one and the one with your name on x

lunarossa said...

Beautiful bags, Jan. You are a very talented lady! Ciao. A.

Jenny said...

The bags are lovely, i struggle to even sew on a button.
Jenny <><

TARYTERRE said...

Russian Dolls, Laptop Keyboard and Playboy Bags are all beautiful and functional. You could make a bundle selling them online. Loved the photos of you and your family. Got a kick out of Kizzy on the scooter. Too cute for words.

Micki said...

Your bags are lovely Jan! I enjoyed seeing them all!
Micki

Miriam Weaver said...

Hi, I love your bags, I like the idea of a bag of tomatoes.x

Lorena said...

These are great bags !
I have totally fallen in love with the Russian dolls one...it's perfect!

karen said...

great post Jan and it's lovely to see your family too!

Kerry said...

Your bags are amazing they are lovely, wish I could make them like that am not to good with bags but love yours xx

Missie said...

You are so talented! I could never make a bag like that. LOL

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MyStyle said...

Hi Jan-thanks for your kind comment!! What a gorgeous post, those bags are just so stylish and lovely my dear and what nice family photos too! xx

Connie said...

It is me back again! Lovely to see your family photos and beautiful handbags...you get more and more clever! Just caught up with your recent news. Glad you are still blogging....it is like time stood still!

MyStyle said...

Hi Jan-the poncho and the camel coat are musts for this season, try pairing your coat with a tan belt over the top to update the look too!! x

Angela said...

Your bags are great I love the russian dolls. Brilliant.

karen said...

Hi Jan, I hope you are well and thanks for the lovely comment! Karen

Ally Lifewithally said...

Jan I just love that laptop bag ~ and the rest are all lovely ~ I must say you are very talented ~ Ally x

Jeannette said...

Oops! Sorry I'm late Jan but I don't get on the computer much now. Your bags are gorgeous Jan, and I know Charlotte will treasure her Playboy bag. You've got a lovely family, they all look so happy, must take after you! Kizzy looks like she's enjoying her ride on your scooter! Jeannette xx

Fenwitters said...

Smashing bags, Jean, really lovely. I bet they all want one! Or two.