Yesterday I received not one but 2 craft deliveries!!!!
The first was contained in this canvas shopping bag (which is a lot bigger than I expected). I totally agree with the slogan ‘Love fabric…hate plastic’
It’s a toddler dress pattern. Since watching the Great British Sewing Bee I wanted to make Elsie a summer dress. I choose this pattern as there are 2 variations of the same dress. Some bright cerise cotton and pink buttons should make a beautiful dress -if I can make it properly 😉
Isn’t this dress really cute. If things go well I might make both dresses, the left one has 2 pockets whereas the right dress has an alternate strip of fabric along the hem.
The second project I’d like to make is a crochet bag to keep current craft projects in. I saw this bag on Pinterest and thought “oooh I’d love to make something like this”.
This bag is crocheted with Zpagetti recycled textile yarn (which is 92% cotton, 8% lycra). It looks like a t-shirt that has been torn into a long strip so that it can be worked just like a yarn on big knitting needles/crochet hook.
I ordered a roll of grey zpagetti – it comes in a massive 800g roll which is approx 120m long. I also chose a pair of plastic bag handles and some retro print cotton. It’s my plan to line the bag with the turquoise/purple fabric so that little things can’t escape through the holes. I don’t have a pattern for the bag so I’m just going to make it up as I go along and if it works out I’ll share the pattern.
So now I’m left with a dilemma – which project do I start first….the dress or the bag?