After spending months of making bags for Christmas pressies, I decided it was time to make a little something just for me. This blue would have to be one of my favourite colours. It's so calming and the birds give it a sense of freedom.
I also decided to make the top section a little unique to me. I have a jar of buttons that i've collected from Thift shops around our local area, so I picked out some pretty blue, clear and opaque that go nicely together. I also dragged out some embroidery thread in a nice teal and stitched a couple of words that are real to me "live" and "love". Firstly though I drew out my cross stitch wording on a spare piece of paper to make sure the letters all worked together. Then I set to work stitching. I also wanted a very natural look to this bag, so I used linen, which worked perfectly for my cross stitched lettering. Once my lettering was complete, I hot glued my buttons in place and added my large decorative button.
And Hey Presto .... my own special bag!!