Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Bob Along

A couple of weeks ago, Angie of GnomeAngel contacted me to ask if I'd like to be part of a blog hop for QuiltJane's new pattern, the Bob Bag. Given the cuteness (and usefulness) of this little project, I was quick to say yes - it's nice to make a three dimensional project from time to time :o)


I have to admit I actually haven't quite finished this project. I was planning on making it this week, but found out late last week that I'd gotten a new job and I started yesterday (goodbye sewing days!). (I'm working in a laboratory again for the first time in about 10 years, so I'm feeling a bit brain fried today!) I'm not sure I'll get a chance to finish it any time soon either - Miss 4 snaffled it pretty quickly. In any case, I only need to stitch the bottom together, so it won't take long when I can steal it back ;o)

The pattern does provide instructions for fitting bolts in the box so you can use it to store bobbins and such, but I decided to make it for my daughter as she needs something to keep her hair-ties and ribbons in. Hence the unicorns and snails - it was really nice to use some of my Far Far Away fabrics at last! I'll be making myself one to store hexies in as well - it's a fun little project to make, and there is a lot of hand stitching involved so it's a good couch-based project (which is what I need right now!!)


There will be lots more Bob Bag examples over the next week or so (links below), so please check them out.
Monday 23rd March — Angie @ Gnome Angel
Wed­nes­day 25th March — Jane @ Quilt Jane
Fri­day 27th March — Peta @ SheQuilt­sAlot
Monday 30th March — Anita @ Day­dreams of Quilts
Wed­nes­day 1st April  - Me!
Fri­day 3rd April — Melissa @ Ms Midge
Monday 6th April - Cat @ Cat & Vee
Wed­nes­day 8th April — Gemma @ Pretty Bobbins
Fri­day 10th April — Angie @ Gnome Angel (link up and prizes!!!)
xx Jess

13 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Super cute! Congratulations on your new job :) xx

DeborahGun said...

wow, congrats on your new job Jess. What type of lab do you work in? I used to work in a lab 11 years ago too, I cannot imagine my brain being able to shift back into gear for that again, so lots of admiration for you xx

DeborahGun said...

wow, congrats on your new job Jess. What type of lab do you work in? I used to work in a lab 11 years ago too, I cannot imagine my brain being able to shift back into gear for that again, so lots of admiration for you xx

DeborahGun said...

wow, congrats on your new job Jess. What type of lab do you work in? I used to work in a lab 11 years ago too, I cannot imagine my brain being able to shift back into gear for that again, so lots of admiration for you xx

Ella said...

Congrats on the new job! Make sure you give yourself lots of time to recharge! (I know the beginning of the school year wipes me out every time.) Your box is adorable...and making me think of adding to my Quarter 2 FAL list.

Renee said...

Super cute! Love the choice of fabrics, now I really want one.

gnomeangel said...

Congratulations on the new job, very exciting! (In my mind I'm imagining you working in some kind of comic book villain type lab where you're performing experiments to try and take over the world!) Such a great version of the Bob! The unicorn was the perfect size for that placement. Love it! Thank you so much for being a part of the bob-a-long! <3

Leanne said...

It's a cute box and congratulations on your new job doing science again!

Lisa J. said...

I hope you love your new job.

SheQuiltsAlot - Peta said...

Hope you're enjoying your new job Jess. Your little bob bag is just so cute!

Peaches1003 said...

Congrats on the new job. And great idea re: a bob box for hair ties. I find them all over the house (except when I need one for me and then they are nowhere to be found!)

Newbie Jen said...

Congrats on your new job. I am confident you will still find some time to stitch.

java diva said...

Oh I have to make one now! That is the cutest one!!
Jess, I also have a request, Rebecca sent me to you, I believe you have a bernina machine and I need the dimensions for it bc I want to surprise my friend with a sewn cover and cannot find the dimensions anywhere! Would you be able to help me out? I would greatly appreciate it.