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Knitting bag and notions pouch with pretty little things.

Hi everyone, here is my latest sewing project recently put together as a gift.

I used some fabric out of my stash but was astounded to see the date on the side of the bolt of fabric, 2002!  I remember buying this and it was as if it was yesterday, time goes so fast. 
I made the drawstring pouch which can be used for small knitting or cross stitch projects and I also made a matching notions pouch and a small pin cushion. I love the cherry earrings, they were perfect for this gift and I also added some magic wish ball progress keepers too.
There will be a replica of this bag going in my shop soon, I only have enough fabric to make one more. 

Stitching and knitting news

I have been stitching on Little House Needleworks Home of a Needleworker this week and also I have been doing some knitting, I finished a scarf for my husband for Christmas, it just needs blocking and then I can show it on my blog. He is very knit worthy because he always comments on my projects!
I really have the knitting bug at the moment, I have just started a lace shawl/scarf, not sure if I can do the stitches yet but I am going to give it a try, I will show progress on that soon.

I made another notions pouch with a black zip as I had no red ones left.

I took delivery of some small tins this week for my Etsy shop, this is the first set I have just put together and I love it!
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. December 24, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Very cheerful colors. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Lynn

  2. December 24, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Hi Lynn where do I start what a wonderful collection you are busy. I love the knitting/work pouch the colours are lovely, good luck with your lacy shawl once you get the hang of the stitch pattern they knit up quite quickly. I love the little tin set this is a nice idea.
    If I don't get chance to comment again I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
    Julie.C xx

  3. December 24, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Lynn: What a cute little bag and goodies, cherries are such a sweet sentiment on anything.
    Love the tins, you are going into a different direction, I love it.


  4. December 24, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    What sweet finishes you have! Love that little tin too…..it's so sweet.

  5. December 24, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Wonderful and cheerful.

  6. December 24, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Beautiful projects – I know your husband will be thrilled with his scarf. Hope you are having a great holiday season.

  7. December 24, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    More gorgeous bags Lynn! I think the black zip looks just as good as the red.
    How are you getting on with Home of a Needleworker? It's a lovely design.
    Glad to hear your husband appreciates your handiwork. Mine isn't interested at all!