Friday, September 5, 2014

Back To School...

Hi folks...it's back down to earth and back to the day job after OUR Cover Girl debut yesterday and thank you for all our lovely comments...I say "OUR" because...come off it...you and I both know the real star of the show is my cute little feathered friend...wrinkly old faces do NOT sell magazines so I'm just tagging along...enjoying our moment in the spotlight and not expecting to hear from Vogue anytime soon.
And I'm still in Fiskars mode...sharing the Back to School Project Of The Month I made for the September newsletter...the brief was to decorate a satchel using the Fiskars Fuse Creativity System and the Marquis Die and Expansion Pack so I took myself off on a little shopping trip to find a satchel...there were lots to choose from...cute ones and themed ones but they were either plain and very small or huge with gaudy patterns so I hopped across town to Hobbycraft where I bought 2 plain "cheap as chips at £1.99 each" burlap canvas type bags and headed home for an "adapt and overcome" adventure.
I chopped a piece out of one bag...covered it with fabric using Heat 'N Bond and stitched around the edge to create a faux flap held in place with strong Fabric Glue. I cut out straps...stitched around the edges and decorated with buttons.

the banner letterpress plate from the Marquis Expansion Pack die cut from hessian and fabric and decorated with chipboard letters...
The clock letterpress plate from the Marquis Die cut from Woven Paper and  the letterpress plate from the The Mini Design Set Flower Die cut from felt and decorated with brads.
Why is it you don't notice until you upload the photos that there's a pesky corner not stuck down...nothing that a quick press with a hot iron won't fix and yet another demo bag is snuggled up with the rest of his Fiskars brothers.
And tomorrow is the "sharing mega exciting news" day...woohooo
Hugs Kath xxx

18 comments:

judkajudi said...

This is beyond adorable!! Love the cheerful red and burlap combo. And what exciting news could be coming up??

Rita said...

What a great talent you have Kath. You really can turn your hand to anything. What a super bag it turned out to be. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

Glennis said...

Wow! this is stunning Kath, I love it

Hazel said...

Kath your bag is fab. Just goes to show how talented you are to take a very boring plain bag and create this wonderful one. Hazel x

littlebee said...

Fantastic bag Kath, love love love it. I too have two of these Hobbycraft bags in my crafty room just waiting for inspiration. I will have to start mine now. Have a lovely day. Sue x

misteejay said...

How super.
Fabulous little bag Kath - so cute.

Toni xx

carol edwards said...

Kath I just love this, it's so adorable. Clever lady.x

Marianne said...

Such a fun and cheerful project.

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

Fabulous little bag!! I love it!!
Huggs

Elaine coustley said...

Fantastic creation you have there. i love it,so bright & beautiful.x

trish said...

Hi Kath, what a gorgeous bag, it should be in a window display in one of those expensive shops,they are usually made in China or some other foreign country of course. It's given is loads of ideas of how to cheer up those dreary shopping bags that we trail to the supermarket very week. Rains back ugh at least it's not cold... Trish

Redanne said...

I really do love your 'modifications' on that burlap bag, it looks absolutely stunning now with the wonderful Fiskars embellishments and your very creative hand, of course! Hugs, Anne xx

hotpotato said...

Wow this is fab Kath....clever old bird that you are.

Astrid said...

This is very very beautiful, i loved the bag, wish i was at school.
Hugs Astrid

Jan Moss said...

Hi Kath. Brilliant little bag. Very inspirational to boot. Hope Buddy is O.K. Have a great day. Jan. x

Lee said...

Absolutely AWESOME in every way.Huggles xx Big Cuddle for Buddy xxx

HoneyB said...

My Rachie Lou would love this. Feel a trip to hobby craft coming on over the weekend :) x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A beautifully decorated bag, the fabric looks beautiful!
Rebecca.

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