Friday, 8 June 2012

Packing my bags

These are bags that I will be packing in my suitcase. A simple backpack for each of my two grandchildren. I really made them as packaging for a DVD and a couple of magazines to keep them occupied but they might use them to carry something light.

I'll also pack the grocery tote I made myself from Lisa Lam's new book, 'A Bag for All Reasons'. It might come in handy when I visit the village market.

It's really neat the way it rolls up and fastens with a popper.

The packing will get done this afternoon and we are praying that our family will be able to join us very soon!


  1. Hello there! Nice bags you have been sewing. Your own bag is very smart :-)
    Wishing you a great family holiday.

  2. I like grocery tote! Would you recommend Lisa Lam's new book?? I already have her first one!

    1. Hi Gill

      You've asked me a tough question! Lisa Lam's second book is getting mixed reviews, mainly because in it all the technical tips from her first book have been repeated. This is very useful if you don't have her first book and it also means that, if you have them both, you don't need to have two books out to follow a tricky process.

      A positive comment I have to make is the layout of each page, the illustrations etc and the spiral binding is the best I've come across. So it is very nice to use. Some of the bags look really interesting but I think I'll have to take a deep breath before I tackle them as they look quite advanced - and I'm not exactly a beginner when it comes to bags. Maybe I'm just lazy and like to do what is easier and familiar.

      I suggest that you go to a book store and have a look at a copy before you spend your money on one. I got mine on a very special offer for £7.99 through RUcraft, so it was a bargain. I'd be interested to know what you think.

      Thank you for taking a look at my blog!
      Best wishes

  3. Great bags Margaret! I like the fabric you used for the grocery tote.