Monday, August 29, 2016

Strawberry Delight - my latest project in Homespun magazine.

We are counting down the days to the start of Spring in the southern hemisphere and nature has treated us already to some bouts of warm weather and sunshine - a deposit of what is to come!

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!
Vikki xoxo


Christine M said...

Your bag is lovely, Vikki. Will look out for it. xx

Sue Niven said...

Very lovely indeed! I love Homespun, the only magazine I have indulged myself with, online version.

barb's creations said...

Oohhh another gorgeous reason to buy Septembers issue, love this bag and look forward to learning how to cross stitch the strawberry onto it.....congratulations on being published once again :) Barb.

PatchworkPottery said...

Hi Vikki! Your strawberry bag is so sweet! You're inspiring me to make some quilted bags... It's been a while! Hugs, L xoxo

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