by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Hi Cuties, I finished the second bag and am thrilled with it. I rang all my friends and asked them what their favourite colours were. This one is for Meg as she asked for Aboriginal printed fabric. I popped into Amy's this morning and then went to Spotlight and bought $117.00 dollars worth of fabric and got it for $30.00 - there was a massive sale on. So I can't wait to get started on the next 5! Thanks for looking, love Chris


P.S. There is a story behind the Aboriginal printed fabrics. When Trevor and I went to Uluru in December 2013 he bought me this pack of fabrics with these fabrics in it. They are so vibrant. You should see the blues!!

1. Picture of bag folded (these are truer colours than the second picture).
2. Finished bag with handles and lining.

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by Shyamala 15 Feb 2015

Oh...I like this one too...lovely. This sure is on my to do list. Thanks.

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Feb 2015

Thanks very much, love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 15 Feb 2015

So Stunning..

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Feb 2015

Thankyou, the colours really make this bag. Love Chris

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by softhearted1 15 Feb 2015

Beautiful work Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 15 Feb 2015

Thanks so much Charlotte, it's really very easy, just straight sewing. Love Chris

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by snowbird42 14 Feb 2015

Hi Chris, love the prints and Spotlight is great with their specials... bought $120 worth of cotton wadding for 2 quilts i am making for $65 i just love their vouchers they send you looking forward to seeing more totes...soozie

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Hi Soozie, yes, when they have a sale it's always great to get in and buy up stuff! Love Chris

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by noah 14 Feb 2015

Awesome job Chris hugs as always

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks Carolyn, love Chris

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by shirley124 edited 14 Feb 2015

Great bag. Great buy at Spotlight. May have to call in as we will be driving past today. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Good for you Shirley, hope you get some bargains. Love Chris

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by designgirl 14 Feb 2015

That is a beautiful bag. Can't wait to see the others when you get them done.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks Lynn, I hope they turn out as great as these. Love Chris

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by sandralochran 14 Feb 2015

Love it

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks Sandra, love Chris

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by pennyhal2 14 Feb 2015

What unusual fabrics. That's a great color combination for that bag. She'll be able to use it with a lot of different outfits. Well done!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

That's a good idea Penny, love Chris

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by toogie 14 Feb 2015

Your bags are turning out great,Chris. I will make a tote, like they show here, but not till the 'bag bug' bites me again. Right now I have ITH toy fever-lol- Trying to get something for boys so I can move on...maybe to bags, who knows. Yours look great

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks so much Toogie, hope your ITH toy fever last a bit longer, been enjoying them immensely. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 14 Feb 2015

Wow, Chris this is another beauty...Meganne is probably drooling...how will she ever wait until November??? What a super buy on fabric you got too...I need to come shop with you!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Ha ha ha! I hope she doesn't look at this post! I'm so happy with the fabrics I got too. Love Chris

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by basketkase 14 Feb 2015

Wow, what a stunning tote, Chris......the colors are beautiful and dramatic!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

They look fabulous in real life! Love Chris

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by spendlove Moderator 14 Feb 2015

Love the colors! I might just have to make one of these!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks Sue, go for it! Love Chris

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by tlp22 14 Feb 2015

Another Winner!!!! do your friends know how lucky they are?

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks so much Therese, I think so, they always appreciate how much work I put into these goodies. Love Chris

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by lilylady 14 Feb 2015

just as pretty as the blue one, nice of you to get their color choice. also nice of you to make these bags. LOL!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks so much Sandy, I appreciate that. Love Chris

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by pldc 14 Feb 2015

great bargains & they are sure exciting to find. I'm sure Meg will love her tote!~hugs~

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks Loralye, I hope so. Love Chris

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by sewdeb edited 14 Feb 2015

Wow! I'm going fabric shopping with you!! (like I NEED more fabric, LOL) This bag is beautiful!


For those US Cuties who are looking for the foam fusible Jenny uses in her tote bag - I came across it at my local Viking Dealer (inside Jo-Ann's) - it ain't cheap! LOL! $22.95 for the 18x58" package, but they have it in white and BLACK. It's under their Inspira brand - but it's the same stuff.
Happy stitching!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Well, it's very expensive here too! Thanks for the compliment about my bag and fabric, love Chris

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by devon 14 Feb 2015

Great job love your colors

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks DeVon, they do look good together, don't they? Love Chris

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by dididwiar 14 Feb 2015

Beautiful Chris, I watched that video to. Cant wait to make one myself.

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Hi Didi, you will love it. It's such an easy way of doing things. Love Chris

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by rosakent 14 Feb 2015

Lovely bags. I found some foam on Amazon, I think it was 52"x18" How many bags would I get out of that? Jo

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Hi Jo, I'm afraid to tell you that for this bag size you cut out a piece 15 inches wide by 30 inches long - so you would only get 1 out of that amount with a 22 x 3 inch strip remaining!!!!! You might try making smaller cosmetic bags or something along those lines. Love Chris

rosakent by rosakent 14 Feb 2015

Thanks Chris, I've just checked Amazon again and the price has halved since last week, and its 58"x18", so I could get 2 slightly smaller, so I'll treat myself. Love Jo

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by lidiad 14 Feb 2015

Congratulations for the bargain Chris! The bag is beautiful but now the question is: Can Meg wait until your Christmas luncheon to get her bag?
lol.... Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Well, she is going to have to wait! 'Cause I don't have my luncheon till either late November or early December! Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 14 Feb 2015

Well done with the fabric bargains and this is a lovely bag and Meg will love it (PS if she doesn't please could I have it?)

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lidiad by lidiad 14 Feb 2015

When I finished typing my comment, I saw what you have written....... Are we telepathic? lol... Hugs, Lidia

pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

You both must be 'fizzic' (as said like Pa from The Darling Buds of May). The word of course is supposed to be Psychic, but Pa being British would say the word like the above quote! (Physic)

sewdeb by sewdeb 14 Feb 2015

I loved "The Darling Buds of May"!

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by decojo 14 Feb 2015

Congratulations on your super buy! L♥ve the fabric and the bag!

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

Thanks Jo, it's turned out better than I thought. I'm not a lover of the earthy colours - never have been, but these look good together. Love Chris

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by marianb 14 Feb 2015

Beautiful Chris your ladies will be thrilled this Christmas.. p.s. I'm still waiting for my delivery of foam had to send them a email this morning..

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pennifold by pennifold 14 Feb 2015

It took a few days for mine to arrive and I'm closer to Lismore than you are! Love Chris

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