PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG....
I hope that Storm Dennis passed you by and didn't inflict too much damage - the gales were horrendous here on the coast but we weren't flooded unlike some of the poor folk in the Valleys and Herefordshire/Worcestershire. It was foolhardy to go out if you didn't need to, so there's been quite a bit of sewing going on...and all to do with bags.
I saw a FB post by Catriona a while back about making shopping bags from recycled fabric and thought it might be a good thing for the WI group to do, as one of the resolutions was about stopping plastic usage.
So last Thursday, a group of us gathered:
Some cut out the fabric....
And some sewed! We had a really good day, Janet provided lunch and it's amazing how the time flew.
I came home with a lot of spare fabric and decided to crack on and make a few more - so while the wind was howling and the rain lashed against the window panes, I sat in my snug little JanCave having a lovely time!
It's easier to make lots of one thing at a time so there's handles aplenty here.
I used some of my stash - the yellow made a good partnership with the floral ex-duvet cover!!
I made quite a few and was wondering how to photograph them all and found this handy chap who was willing to make a fool of himself, all for the sake of my blog ;-)
We took the 48 bags to WI today and each member could pick one, the remainder and all future bags will be going to some of the independent shops in Burry Port and given out free of charge.
They are a good bunch of gals!!
And I came home with more fabric so there's quite a few more bags to be made, we'll have to have another sewing day!
Have a good week xxxxxx