Saturday, June 16, 2012

Henrietta’s bag is published – it’s all very egg-citing!

I know it’s corny – but how could I resist the pun?!!

Henriettas bag closeup handle

Can you guess what my latest bag pattern is used for??  I scrambled around in my mind to come up with something clucky quirky for Creating Country Threads’ “Down on the Farm” issue (Vol 13 no 1).  You know - something useful and original - as I certainly don’t like to poach concepts!  I even asked my imaginary friend, Benedict, if he had any ideas… but he was too busy sunbathing to help me hatch a plan… call him sunny side up if you will, some like to say he’s easy over, but he’s never floated my boat fried my chicken!

Henriettas bag 2

Yes, it’s a wee bag that holds two egg cartons very snugly so that you can skip on down to the chicken coop and collect those fresh eggs in style.  The bag has been designed with a sturdy handle and magnetic clasp so that the eggs remain safe and secure inside.  To personalise your egg cartons you may like to get some cute scrapbooking paper and print/stamp the names of your chooks on to it.  Or do as I have done and colour photocopy one of the fabrics used in the project, then load that in to your printer, choose a nice font in your word-processing software; then print, cut and glue to the top of the cartons.  I re-used old egg cartons, just removing the old shop-prepared labels before attaching the new ones.

Henriettas bag 1

I adore this fabric range (Cherish Nature by Deb Strain for Moda) and have wanted to use this particular print for so long but just didn’t know what for.  This project was perfect for showcasing the fabric. (I purchased my fabric from Patchwork with Gail B in Melbourne. But you may come across some elsewhere if you do an internet search.)

Henriettas bag 3

Thank you so much for your support lovely people, as we say in England:

“You’re smashing!”


Okay, enough of the bad egg jokes!!! (Mr SUDs can’t quite believe that my jokes are worse than his!!!!!!)


Fiona said...

Just too gorgeous and perfect for the fabric....

Christine M said...

I love the fabric you have used. I saw your bag in the mag. I think it's too nice to just put eggs in!

Unknown said...

Очень красиво!

Karen said...

Beautiful Vikki, so that is what you have been up to, hatching stuff. Love it and all you do.
Karen xx

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

That eggstrordinary! Sew Useful too.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Very cute and thanks for the laughs as well!

Linda said...

Your little bag is adorable! (And I loved your jokes!)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Oh Vikki-love, you amaze me!! So many wonderful and quirky ideas rambling the halls of your pretty mind! :-)
This is soooo good...makes me want to get some chooks. Okay, I want chooks anyways, but now more than ever! ;-)
We need a chat, SOON. Bloss is off to England in August!!
Love you,
Big sis Jen

retdairyqueen said...

Saw the egg bag in the magazine
Very clever
The jokes? I dunno about them LOL
Lovely bag though and a great idea Clever girl

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

As always Vikki, a gorgeous and very clever project. Well done you clever 'chickie' - lol
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jo in TAS said...

You 'crack' me up! Wish I had some chookies so I could be stylish going into a hen house, instead I'll have to make it for my sister who has chooks!

Deb said...

Gordon Bennett Chook, you had me just about peeing my pants with laughter reading this post. It is so nice to hear the happiness in your post. That fabric is gorgeous, I quite agree. You are an eggceptionally talented chick.
love ya xxx

Vicki ♥ said...

It's lovely Vik and I love your yokes :) I have wanted some chooks for ages as I used to have them years ago ...I miss having chooks. My DD has got some now so I will have to make her a cute bag to collect the eggs in. Hugs Vicki x


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