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Friday, August 10, 2012

My new bag

With the lovely sewing weather we've had this summer ( rain, rain, rain), I've been able to do a bit of sewing.
This is my new bag- the pattern is "poseveska" by Bente Malm.  I made the same bag a couple of years ago in green and orange, and I really liked the size and design.

Here is the other side of the bag.  It has a pocket on both the front and the back, between the handles, and a zippered pocket and four smaller pockets on the inside.  I changed the open pockets a little, from a large one to several small ones to fit my phone, camera, pens, and a notebook.

I was on a roll, and made AnnAKa's Reisemappe with fabrics from the same line: Hometown by Sweetwater.

Here is the inside of the travel folder.  It can be used to keep your passport, travel documents, money, cards and everything you need while traveling. This might be handy in late October when we're going to the Lone Star State ;-)

I LOVE this fabric- it has the name of four places I have lived (and live)  In this picture I have circled Oslo and Tynset. When the ladies at Sweetwater were designing this line, they asked on their blog what our hometowns were, and I left a comment saying Tynset is my home town- how cool to see it in fabric!!!!

The other two places I've lived are Orlando and Cocoa Beach- well technically I lived in Cape Canaveral- but they kind of blend together... And we stay in Cocoa Beach when we go to Florida :-)

But since we're NOT in Florida this summer, we need warm socks.... I knitted this pair a couple of weeks ago using Smart superwash yarn from Sandnes.  Kristine agreed to model them for me- now I hope she'll give them back.... She's a little out of focus in the back there, knitting....

Now I'm almost ready for fall.....


  1. I like the Hometown fabric. And your American hometown is on it. Good find! It has been very hot and dry here in Florida. You would not need those socks.

  2. Love your bags,you always have the best ideas for them and the Hometown fabric is wonderful!!!Love the socks! Wish you were coming here for a visit. Received the fabric and thanks so much. Now with Ray down I will have more time for doing some sewing. Hugs, Marie

  3. Great bag, how fun for you to find your towns on the fabric. Love the socks, hope Kristine gave them back!

  4. Så artig med stoffet! Kom ikke og si at Tynset ikke er kjent ute i den store verden ;-)
    Og sokkene -jeg hadde ikke gitt dem tilbake hvis jeg først hadde fått dem på foten. De var jo nydelige!

  5. I was thoroughly browsing your blog and love your fabulous projects.
    Your bag and your travel folder,gorgeous.Yes ,your Hometown fabric is great and also your socks.

  6. Love your new handbag! It looks like a commercial product. Nice work.


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