Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bucket Bag for Me!

So I was feeling the need for a quick sewing fix, as we were out of town last weekend (a 3-day holiday weekend here in Ontario, Family Day!), visiting with family far away, so no sewing. It was actually great, as I needed some time outside in the snow with my boys!

Anyway, this bucket bag is made following the Craftsy course, Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag. It’s FREE! This little bag is neat. It stays open, and that’s exactly what I wanted for my knitting.

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I bought this fabric from a new shop here in Ottawa, called Fabrications*. They’ve got some lovely organic cottons, it feels so soft and is fabulous to sew with. I bought 1/2 meter of 3 pieces, and had plenty for 3 different little sewing projects (with leftover). These will make a nice break from the long projects.

Now I just need to find some real fusible fleece, which the pattern calls for. I could only find fusible batting, and it’s not quite right for this, too thick. But, it turned out well enough, and I love the fabric colours.

Oh, here’s a few pics from last weekend. Can’t resist!

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The deer were on the front lawn after dinner! My BIL had some alfalfa left out for them.

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It’s their very own skating pond!

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Keeping warm at the side.

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Climbing up the hill for another run down to the lake. It’s quite steep!

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Oliver! Great weekend!

* For anyone in the Ottawa area, I just found out about this place from Tasia’s post a little while back. This is one of the new shops that now stocks her Sewaholic patterns. Great news for around here, as I don’t know of any other shops that carry such a variety of (non-quilting) indie patterns . They also carry patterns by Colette, Amy Butler, Megan Nielsen, Oliver + S, and some others I’ve never seen before or read about.


  1. It's a winter wonderland!
    I like the bucket bag, the fact that it is stiff and has a wide open mouth makes it really practical. Thanks for the link!

  2. Great bag, and thanks for the Fabrications info. I am always looking for Canadian fabric sources.

  3. Your bucket bag is so cute. Thanks for the link.
    I love your snowy outdoor photos, it sounds like a great long weekend.

  4. I just saw that some of those craftsy courses are free- or they were. I'll have to check if that is still going on. Your bucket bag looks awesome!