Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Creative Tuesdays-Summer Break

I find it's always a challenge to think of something appropriate for the Creative Tuesday theme, this time Summer Break.

In among my finished stitching, I had this All our Yesterdays cross stitch.  This always reminds me of the old fashioned summer holidays at the seaside, and the excitement of sending postcards home to friends and family.
The challenge then, was to incorporate this into something useful, and what could be more appropriate than a beach bag.

I bought some canvas fabric, which I love.  It is so soft, as well as being just that bit more substantial for carry large bulky items..  The cross stitch was mounted onto calico and went to form a pocket. 
 There are pockets, front, back and sides formed by another panel of the canvas with the handles are forming the boundaries of the separate pockets.  All in all, there are seven pockets, useful for all the little extras that find their way to the beach.
As I like the feel of the fabric so much, and I have some left over, I am hoping to make a smaller bag for general use. 

19 comments:

loulee said...

Thats a great bag.

Annie said...

That's a fabulous bag! Love all those pockets and I'm a sucker for those AOY designs.

Tudy said...

Love the cross stitch and what a neat bag you made.

Donna said...

Love the cross stitch.

Terry said...

What a sweet little stitchery! And how smart to use it on the front of the bag like that! Great bag too! :0)

Gina E. said...

I love that series of cross stitch pictures. Your beach bag is the perfect spot for your stitching. I've been working on my Churn Dash block - love those HSTs!

Miriam said...

This looks great! The cross stitching is beautiful and it is very nice that it has become a useful item.

Rudee said...

Adorable!

Evie said...

What a super bag. Lovely

Wanda said...

There is nothing as nice as a personal bag...especially it you created it yourself.

Love the variety you give us for our Creative Tuesday.

You are one creative lady.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Double creativity. This is very nice. Love it.
QMM

Holly said...

Seaside summer hols! YAY! Nothing says summertime to me more than spending the day at the beach.

Adoraable cross stitch. It looks great on the bag.

art2cee2 said...

Beautiful needlework!

Christine said...

gosh you are so talented, beautiful cross stitch and bag. One can always use a lot of pockets.

Mmm said...

Jane, this is totally marvelous and works great for summer break too. you are so talented. Love it. TY. I love being able to include other non photographic media into the mix for the collage for tomorrow.

Daniella said...

Such wonderful stitching!! And to make it into a bag is awesome!!
Very summer break!!!
xxdaniella

Missy said...

Beautiful cross stich and love the bag you made with it!

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh this is wonderful!! I just love this bag!

linda said...

What a fabulous bag! I love what you have done and the picure is gorgeous.