Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Loads of Fishes Slouch

So many of us make beautiful things for others..... and it's easy to forget that we deserve beautiful things too.


This is my new bag. The pattern is the Small Slouch from Nicole Mallalieu and those gorgeous fishes are a Thea & Sami design, Loads of Fishes*.


It's the perfect size to take everything you need for a night out with good food, good conversation and an amazing person sitting opposite you.


Hey.... why don't you make something for yourself? Go on....


*I'm sorry Thea, but those fishes are way too beautiful to be drying dishes!

29 comments:

yardage girl said...

Nice bag ... and you make a good point. I wouldn't mind a new somthing just for me ... will do!

CurlyPops said...

Why is it that we always sew for others first?
All I ever sew for myself seem to be dodgy prototypes!

Tania said...

Having seen the trés elegant small slouch up close, I can vouch for it's trés elegance. And you have prompted a sideways glance at those three bits of summer-skirts-for-me fabric stashed to my left...

m.e (Cathie) said...

very nice indeed! well deserved lovely Nikki.
I agree about the thea & sami & did you read my mind today or what!! to good for just drying dishes.

Thea said...

Your blog icon caught my eye. I have to agree - your bag looks way better than a kitchen tea-towel!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

You have no idea!! I totally made myself something today and it fits and I made it from scratch and I can't wait to share it... But I need to show some flesh...hmmm... Love your bag and your right it looks the perfect size for all things Nikki!! So happy to see you making something for yourself.

btw... what ever happened to your doll that was being hung out to dry... the 'chuckie' look a like? hehe

xo Steph

june at noon said...

Very nice. I have started a list of "things for me" and "things for the kids" since I am usually making things for everyone but us. I'm hoping I'll be good about making at least a few of those items this year. Time will tell. ;)

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Christina said...

Super sweet bag Nikki! Yay for making something for yourself. Your so right, that fabric is much too cool to be a tea towel. Hmmm... what should I make for myself....

:)

Julia said...

Thanks for the reminder to make for me. Something that I realised never happens around here. Your bag is perfect for a date with the man or a friend. How good does it feel to go out with a small bag instead of one with nappies, bibs, changes of clothes etc?! x

Sarah said...

You are absolutly right - one should do that more often...

Lovely bag - I like the fabric - if only we had such great fabric like that here...

Nikki said...

Love the bag - and you've definitely inspired me to give the pattern cover an updated picture.

One pair of Hands said...

Clever you, the bag looks really good.

One Flew Over said...

A lovely bag Nikki and it is always nice to treat ourselves!

Gina said...

I adore it.

But hey, I don't remember going out to dinner with you... who could you be describing?!

Posie Patchwork said...

I bet it really brings you happiness, love Posie

Miss Muggins said...

It is a great thing to put yourself first for once and create something purely for your own pleasure. You go girl!

Linda said...

ooooh your bag is adorable...so is your boy fairy. I will definately make something for myself as soon as I get a few overdue projects out of the way...one is a xmas present...last xmas not next!!!!

clare's craftroom said...

Oh yeah now yhat is a good bag , extra special 'cause it's all yours !

Sally said...

Great bag... and great to see that you made something for yourself too!

Maria Rose said...

That is a great bag. You're right we crafty folk often forget to treat ourselves!

CC said...

Good point.

Great bag.

More nights out would be good, too...

michelle said...

love it nikki. hope it was a great night out

dillpickle said...

It's a rather lovely bag! I really like those fishes too. And it's a very good reason for going on dates - now you've got the bag you really need to use it as often as possible! x

Karin said...

That's such a cute little bag, Nikki. And you are so right, it is silly that we always first seem to sew for other people and in the end often don't have time anymore to sew for ourselves. I'm guilty of that too. It's not only sewing for others that gets in the way, it's also the feeling I first have to iron, do laundry, clean the kids room, etc etc. You taught me a lesson today: I am going to sew first and then see what time I have left for the laundry! :-)

The Handmaden said...

Lovely bag Nikki, I think your new header is really cute too!

Cindy said...

Love Love Love. Love the fabric, Love the bag, Love the making things for you. I hve found it a little addictive once you start!

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sooz said...

Lovely bag - excellent use of a precious print. Hope you enjoy it for a long time to come :-)