Friday, 21 February 2014

TGIFF is here PLUS a GIVEAWAY

Well done to Sunset Quilting for winning the draw!

Welcome to TGIFF.  I am so thrilled to be hosting again and that you have stopped in!

My finish this week is the Jane Market Bag that I have had on my to-do list forever.  This bag has been cut out since Christmas, waiting for me to sew up.  Why did I procrastinate for so long?  Who knows but I do know that this is a wonderfully written pattern and a breeze to sew up - even those pin tucks!  This is my ALYOF February Goal so I am super happy to have it completed - finally!


Sorry for the indoor-night-time photo.  That green is much much better in person - not so yellow as it is on my screen.  The fabric is something from my stash and a bit 'girly' for me so I have always known that it would one day be made into a gift for someone special.  Re-usable cloth bags are great gifts and help save money in the long run as many shops are now charging for each plastic grocery bag you use.

As I don't have any of my own labels at the moment, I added some 'hand made with love' ribbon.  You can just see it on the outside pocket in the picture above and a detail picture of it below. 


There is a super deep pocket on each side so you can store coupons or whatever you desire!  This tote holds a lot of stuff and can hold a lot of weight too.  Here it is with a 3 kg bag of dog food and there is still room for more stuff!


How about you - what have you finished recently?  Incentive: every person who links up a finish here this week will be entered into my draw to win FIVE Red Rooster fat quarters and a handmade thumb pincushion with pins.  Winner will be announced on this post and emailed early next week.  Open internationally.


Please only link up finishes and posts that link back to the TGIFF party so your readers can find us and link up too.  If there is no link back to the party, you will not be entered into the draw.  Please be kind and visit the link to your left and to your right and say hello to some fellow linkers!
 

Good luck and thank you for sharing a finished project!  
Linking up to:
A Handmade Christmas Challenge
ALYOF February 2014
2014 Q1 Finish Along finishing party



21 comments:

Laura said...

Looking good Amy! thanks for hosting!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Love the bag Amy! Many thanks for hosting. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Mara said...

Love your bag and tag!

Vera said...

It seems you skiping spring and you are ready for summer already :-)

Charlotte said...

lovely bag! I'm giggling about the tiny bag of dog food though - we have to get Katie's in 12kg sacks ;-)

Izzy said...

Cool bag! I made a couple of similar ones and you know what? I keep forgetting them at home when I leave for the grocery store!!! :-). Thanks for hosting this week.

MsMidge said...

Too cute!

Taryn @ from Pixels to Patchwork said...

Your bag is so pretty! Roomy bags are the best!

I always procrastinate on small projects too. Sometimes I'll just stop at the last couple of steps and it will take me months to take five minutes to finish it! :D

Valerie Reynolds said...

Amy...what an adorable give-away! Thanks for the chance to win...the pincushion is a total bonus. Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

M-R Charbonneau said...

Ooh, well done, Amy! Love the bag - I've got to make some of those market bags. I know what you mean by procrastination too. :) Thanks for the great giveaway and for being our wonderful host this week!

Merrilee Rogotzke said...

Love the very spring-like fabrics you used in your bag.
Merrilee
http://stitchinpost-blog.blogspot.com/

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

That market bag looks super cute...and roomy! Nice finish!

Linda said...

Hi,my entry is #35 and I finally bound and gently pressed this little project! It is of just scraps and turned out cuter than I expected! Thanks to all for sharing! Thanks Amy!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

What a great size bag! I could totally use a couple of those for hauling around all the kids stuff!

Lorna McMahon said...

That is such a sweet bag! Just what I needed - a peek at some spring colours! Thanks for hosting and for sharing, Amy!

Denise Mitchell said...

Great bag!!! Thanks for hosting and the giveaway!

A Nudge said...

What a great bag and I love the fabric you finished. My previous post has five more finishes. Thanks for hosting TGIFF.

Cheryl said...

I love the bag you made, look like a really great size.

Indianna said...

TGIFS ... just in time :o)

Janine said...

Your bag is really pretty :)

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats on your finish!