Sunday, 11 December 2016

Bags of fun!

This weeks challenge at
*yaaaaaayyyyyy nearly here!*
Instead of another card I decided to make a gift bag.
Our sponsor this week is the lovely 
 who gave me permission to use her image
 as a paper pattern.
I printed out the image the size I wanted for the bag front...
 traced the main "snowman" shape onto felt using carbon copy paper...
 then cut out the other main shapes to draw around.
 I kept the main pattern paper together to help
place the fabric pieces as accurately as possible,
and used fabric glue to attach  the fabric shapes.
 Keeping the main pieces meant I could see if everything 
stayed true to the original image.
 Then I just used a basic running stitch to add details and secure the pieces.

 I was really quite pleased with the overall effect
*though I did unpick the scarf and move it across slightly lol*
 The addition of a snowy mound makes him look a bit more stable :D
 though I should probably have ironed the bag before I started :D

Entering the following challenges;

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas/Holiday season
Blessed Yuletide to you all XXX


  1. Super project, and a totally different way to use a digi.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  2. What a fabulous project! I love how you layered him and did some paper piecing! Why didn't I think of that? Hugs, Robin

  3. what a wonderful bag!! Love it. Thank you so much for entering our Anything goes challenge this week and looking forward to seeing you again next week.
    Linda DT TTCRD

  4. Cute, cute, cute! Really enjoyed the pictures of your process, too, thanks. As for the wrinkly bag, I think the texture gives a nice effect! Thank you for sharing at SOS this week.

  5. This bag is a labor of love, what a fantastic project, lovely stitched details, just a wonderful and beautiful project.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, please join us again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. So very well crafted! Thanks for taking the challenge here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT, SOS

  7. I think the wrinkles make the bag look even cuter!

  8. Great job Gina, love that hat xxx

  9. Well slap me upside the head! I forgot about carbon paper! Your an Angellic demon huge hugs! xoxoxoxo. Oh lobe your wonderful bag, I know two little ones who would love it! Wink, wink

  10. I love your wrinkled bag :) Your snowman/snowgirl is adorable!! Love the pink heart!!! Hugs!

  11. What a lovely bag did you make by decorating it with this lovely snowman. However to play along with the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog you MUST use at least ONE STAMP so we can't let this creation play with the challenge. So sorry.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)