Its the weekend



This is what Miss5 just lovingly and excitedly presented me with this morning, in a handmade envelope too! Its us on a Balloon Ride : ) This was the something nice she gave me in return for the nice different hairstyle I gave her today. I simply plaited her hair differently, it made her feel special. : )

For such a long time her baby library bag has been ripped. the seam had come apart, she has been asking and asking ... it was on my to do list. I was trying to work out how to best reinforce the seam with out changing the shape/size of the bag. Then I saw a tutorial on Betz Whites blog for changing produce bags, so I went ahead using this great idea. The original bag becomes the lining and you personalise the exterior.


I asked her to choose some fabric and as I didn't have any purple this was the immediate choice. This fabric actually made it quite easy for me as it doesn't have a one directional pattern so I had less cutting and seams to do. Only cutting one length and folding it in half, then sewing the side seams.


I love that this now has history, the lovely fabric being her now and the lining being the very first library bag given to her as a baby the two linking her past and future, love of books.

Now for those of you following my Bread journey. This is the Spinach Feta loaf, after I cut it warm yesterday afternoon. What I ate yesterday was what I would call bland, I was disappointed and wishing I had some Capsicum dip or spicy Salsa to complement it.
Thats not my final judgement though, its early days I wont let something that sounds so delicious be bland and I still have three loaves worth of dough to bake ; )




12 comments:

  1. Good idea to cover the ugly bag with something pretty.

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  2. The bread looks great . I absolutely love that library bag !

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  3. The library bag is lovely (great idea) and the bread looks yummy!

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  4. Your little Miss seems to have inherited your love of paper with her handmade card and envelope. Such a clever idea to transform the bag. Looks great.

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  5. I love the fabric your daughter chose for the bag. perfect.
    OH NO you inspired me to make a spinach and fetta loaf and my oven is on and its waiting for its 20minutes to heat up before it goes in.
    Linda

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  6. What a clever idea to save a well loved but torn bag. And it is showing your girl that old can be new. So clever.

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  7. What a beautiful blog! I've read about a dozen posts, and like a good book I can hardly bare to leave a page unread. Love the idea about repurposing a calico bag as the inside of a new bag! Consider it on my to-do list as I teach myself to sew.
    Thanks again!

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  8. Best of luck with the bread Tammy and like everyone else, the bag is great! Very clever. Love the fabric xox

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  9. You very clever person! OMG, spicach, and feta loaf! I love it! OK, two tips: feta should come from sheep's milk, not cows- cow's feta is bland- also, did you try using lots of fresh dill with spinach and feta? they really compliment eachother-anyway, that is what I use for my spinach pies and it's great.
    The bag is gorgeous- I have been so wanting to do some small sewing project, but I seem to be so overwhelmed lately with art and housework. But the day will come and this sounds like a fun project-
    Have fun- and please,tell how the bread experiments go...-
    Annamaria :)

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  10. That picture is too sweet! I like how you are holding hands. :) Kids rock.
    Mmmm...the bread looks yummy!!
    :) tina

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  11. Okay, this is the third time I am trying to leave a comment! My Internet connection is spotty. I really like the library bag. It is so special with the one as the lining. The fabric on the outside is so cute. I wish I could sew!

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  12. What a fabulous idea to use the bag for the inside! and such pretty fabric she has chosen for the outside!

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