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