Tuesday, 28 June 2011

An update - at last!

Okay, okay, I'm super sorry. I've obviously neglected my blog in favour of actually sewing and for that, I apologise... But I'm going to be updating this blog with things I have made, so don't worry, you haven't missed out, 'all' my loyal followers ;o)

The first item I'm going to share with you is a bag I made. It's an unusual bag, but it was made to go with a fancy dress pirate outfit on a recent hen weekend in Newcastle.

I adapted a pattern for a stuffed soft toy, put a lining in, a zipper and put some straps on it. It's a parrot, despite the massive nose! Apparently, doubling the pattern size doesn't work for all the pieces...

I realise that someone looking at the picture might think, 'Whoa, Nykie has really manly hands!' but I can assure you, I was the one holding the camera!

I enjoyed making it and I got so many great comments when I was out - I was amazed at the response I got - it made me really proud :o)

I'm going to put it on ebay and see if I get the same response...


  1. That is fabulous! Good luck selling it on ebay I am sure someone will love that enough to pay a lot for it :)

  2. Thats great! Im sure you will get it sold on ebay no problem. x

  3. What a clever idea :) I think it will go very well on ebay too :) x

  4. I love the parrot bag, what a good idea to adapt a soft toy pattern xx