Friday, January 19, 2018

Something Blue

This month the colour for the Rainbow Challenge is blue and keeping this in mind I made an early start on the first  FNSI for 2018 using up some blue scraps.    I have two very good friends who are heading off to Vietnam in a couple of weeks time and while I will not be joining them in their travels I will send something along with them which  will enable me to  be there in name as well.    I  find when travelling that a drawstring bag is always a  handy item to have in my luggage for a number of things especially shoes.   I  made one for each of them - both the same and the photo below shows the front and the back of the bags.


The third friend in the group - who like me will not be joining them- and because I did not want her to feel left out I decided to make her an  origami bag - in shades blue of course.  I had already made the bag and only needed to slot through the ribbon tonight.


Sometime ago - about 4 years - I made a change pad for Miss M and there was a piece of the waterproof fabric left over which was put to good use today as well.   I always carry a bottle of water with me when going out for the day and I am sick of having a "wet patch" in my bag from condensation.   No more will this problem occur again.


As you can see the outside is  waterproof  and is lined  inside with terry toweling  to absorb any moisture.     I now have a dry bag and the water keeps cool inside its holder.   A win win situation.

Tomorrow hubs and I celebrate our wedding anniversary.    We are heading off to our favourite restaurant for lunch to celebrate.

Linking with Rainbow Challenge and Oh Scrap.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all





9 comments:

Helen said...

Great shoe bags, love the oragami bag, you have been very busy. Happy anniversary 😁

Vicki said...

What lovely and useful items. Looks like a busy FNSI

Bethan said...

You have been productive! A clever solution for the condensation from water, and a great way to use scraps! x

Susie Hoover said...

You are so sweet to make the bags for your friends. I'm sure they'll appreciate it and think of their friend while in Vietnam.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Useful BLUE projects for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (and Happy Anniversary!!!)

Jennie in GA said...

Congrats on your clever uses for your blues!!

scraphappy said...

Having a shoe bag is such a great idea. Love the shoe outline - so cute

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Happy Anniversary! I have made shoe bags for friends in the past too. Brilliant idea to applique a shoe on them. Definitely something I will be doing in the future. Thanks for the idea and for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great set of bags you got done. So sweet of you to get one done for each friend.