Do you remember that wonderful scene from The Sound of Music when Fraulein Maria rips down the curtains from her bedroom window and uses them to run up a few lederhosen and dirndl dresses for the children much to Captain Von Trapp's annoyance. Well I had a similar flash of inspiration myself a few weeks ago when I attended a bag making workshop by Jennie Rayment called 'Bags Galore'.
So, with a needle pulling thread, I got creative and at the workshop ran up the 4 bags out of said curtain material. I have confidence I thought that this might work and I had so much material I could easily have made sixteen going on seventeen bags.
There really is something good about being creative and resourceful. One of my favourite things I made at the workshop was this 'scrip bag' designed by Jennie.
I never thought I would make 4 bags all in one day but the first three bags just happened to be so easy. Jennie kept us really busy all day and the sound of sewing machines was music to our ears. We agreed that it had been one of our favourite workshops and at the end of the day it was quite sad when we had to say so long, farewell to Jennie.