The inspiration to get out in the garden is overwhelming, while daydreams of picnics at the park and lazing on the beaches fill every spare moment!
It was with Spring and Summer in mind that I designed this strawberry-themed bag for Homespun magazine. With just a few days until the September issue hits the newsstands, I thought I'd share some pics of my project... it's rather juicy! (Oh groan, these dad's jokes have got to stop!!!!)
The bag is different on both sides. Side A features ruffles with faux piping, while Side B has a rouched panel and showcases the Vintage Picnic fabric range by Bonnie & Camille. Both bag sides feature pockets with cross-stitched strawberries. I share my method for cross-stitching on to tightly woven cotton fabrics, in the publication.
The bag is secured with a metal clasp at the top, and has inside pockets and a key fob (which features another cross-stitched strawberry). It's just the kind of bag you want to take out on a summer's picnic with you!
There are some beautiful projects in this issue of Homespun! If you live overseas and find it difficult to get hold of a hard copy, it is also available for digital download at Zinio, here.
Now I can't wait to get strawberry picking! What do you enjoy most about Summer?
Till next time!