Tomorrow I am going away for a few days. Most years I go to the Aglow conference and meet up with my Mum and some ladies from her group. I find that doing Lincolnshire to Southport, Friday to Sunday, is really tiring so this year Mum and myself are going a day early so that we can have a bit of time together before we meet up with the gang. Thinking about what I was going to squeeze into my case made me also think about what bag I would take with me. I have used my London bag all summer but now it is packed away until next year. Time to make a new bag I think...
Back in the summer I read this post from Karen, my fellow hipBee, and it caught my eye. About a month later I saw the magazine, that featured Karen's bag, in the bookshop in town and so I bought it. These last few days I have been stitching away making my own version of the 'Anya' bag.
|My version of the Anya bag|
The pattern was really clear and easy to follow. I did go wrong once or twice, but it was because I deviated from what Karen said to do! I am really pleased with this bag and love the fabric I chose to make it in. The main part of the bag was made from 1/2m of an Anna Maria Horner's Field Study - 'Sinister swarm in vivacious' bought from The Village Haberdashery.
|Winter Anya bag|
I used some fabric I bought on sale a little while ago for the lining. I put in a zipper pocket as well as an open pocket, as I like pockets!
I am really pleased with how this bag has turned out and will use it this winter. Thanks Karen for such a good pattern and instructions.