Sunday, 12 October 2014

Spring Butterflies and Shopping

 I have not been in my sewing room for so long. Life has been getting in the way, in a good way of course. I have been to see my granddaughter and I have been  on a trip with Mr Bird  west to Quilpie, Cunnamulla and Charleville,  so many  miles have been travelled this past school break.

On our western trip we stopped in a little place  west of Cunnamulla called Eeulo there was a cute shop there called   "Paroo Patch".  The lady there runs  a little patchwork group  and her husband does amazing leatherwork. 

I bought a lovely soft red hand made kangaroo leather bag, it was lined with floral patchwork fabric and I couldn't resist the red leather plaited belt. I thought the work was quality and the prices reasonable for such lovely hand made items.  Of course a couple of fat quarters went into the basket as well.








Some other little things collected along the way.



 Butterflies and Spring go together so I was tempted today to get in and finish this little project tin.   This project was one from GDITC  a couple of years ago when Sue Daley was the tutor.




I thought the inside of the tin needed decoration also. So its all done and ready to go do some English Paper Piecing.  

8 comments:

shez said...

Hi Jenny love your new bag ,it's gorgeous,enjoy your new buys,and love how you decorated your tin.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

the bag and belt are gorgeous....really nice red.........finally I see a finished butterfly tin............

Susan said...

I agree with Chooky, beautiful shade of red on your new leather goodies. I'm not surprised that they had to come home with you. I love a bag with pretty lining.

Show and Tell said...

Hi Jen....I love your red bag!!!! well done on finishing your butterfly tin....I think my butterfly has flown away....Lol! Will have to dig it out one day :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice buys Jen and your tin looks great

Grethe said...

Great hexie butterfly and your red hand bag and belt is such a good match!

Anita said...

Oooh I love that bag! Great job getting your tin finished too!

Janice said...

Your bag will be a lovely reminder of your trip. It is gorgeous. I love the way you have finished off your butterfly tin. Great to tick it off the list and start using it.