A Bag for Miss Mouse

Having made Miss Mouse and her clothes, I decided that a bag to keep everything in would be good, and having made up a kit from Raggedy Ruff designs with two mice on I thought they would be perfect on the front…

I found a length of pink batik in my stash, it is very pink! If I’m being picky it’s a bit too sugary pink to go with Miss Mouses’s outfit, but it’s PINK!

I did have a moment trying to remember how I made simple boxed, lined bags, it’s quite a while since I did one but eventually it came back. I bordered the panel with the batik to make a 12″ strip, it needed a little stiffening so I found some waste batting, put calico behind and did a simple wavy line quilting pattern.

Once the piece was ready it was simple enough to join the sides and box the bottom corners. The handles are padded too with a strip of wadding. For the lining I used a quilting fabric with pretty flowers on and a light turquoise background, I’ve had it in my stash a while, it’s very pretty but never seemed to work with any quilt I was making, it was perfect for this.

I’ve just one more present to make and I’m sorted for Christmas…I haven’t bought any cards yet but at least presents will be made!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to A Bag for Miss Mouse

  1. tialys says:

    Well you are organised. The cards will be easy – unless you’re going to make them all of course 😉


  2. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Agreeing with Lynn – organised and industrious!


  3. anne54 says:

    It will be the perfect bag for treasures!


  4. nanacathy2 says:

    Gorgeous, you have a winner there for sure.


  5. Melanie says:

    Margaret, it’s beautiful. What a lucky little girl.


  6. kathyreeves says:

    Your little miss is going to treasure this!


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