Sunday, 31 July 2011

A Few Velvet Pieces

I sometimes go to car boot sales near where I live there are two close by. I was lucky to find a big bagfull of unused material with squares of velvet so picked out a few. The prices for them were 10p each! Luckily they were a size for a clutch bag. I haven't made one yet. That will be my next project or two I will see how inspiration strikes.

A Few Velvet Pieces

A Day out in Truro Cornwall

Here I saw a circus act performing as statues for their first time down in Truro Lemon Quay beside a newly erected sculpture of the drummer man by Mr Shaw and inscribed with the words " It is a place where the drum beats differently" he has said "It is a place that has an element of timelessness and magic about it and that the landscape itself feels very ancient"

Circo Kernow is the region's first and only Circus Training school based in the south coast of Cornwall in the ancient pirate town of Penryn! Kernow is Cornish for Cornwall.


There were other things going on in Truro at the Hall for Cornwall there were Viva Vegan food demonstrations with lots of free delicious samples yum. And booklets, recipe sheets and Veggie magazines.  I will buy some delicious chocolate and veggie food and I will try some vegan recipes!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

A purple Climber

This purple climber was in bud by the back door just before I went to see my daughter and her partner and their house in Wales for a week now it is in full purple bloom. My husband and I went to Prestatyn our other daughter came from London too so it was a lovely family get together. It was a nice change sitting in the back seat while our two daughters were in the front the youngest driving us all around in her new car. We made the most of being fairly near major cities in Manchester, Chester and the shopping complex in Cheshire Oaks and to Liverpool where we visited The Cavern and the John Lennon Pub where we had a quick drink and saw lots of photos on walls.

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

Felt Bags

The first bags I started making were made of wool here is a selection.

Yellow Spiky
Three Colour Bag

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Patchwork Bags

These are my Patchwork Bags and as you can see they are varried no two bags are the same except the Green and Pink Patchwork. There is a shopper, handbags and shoulder bags.

Cord Patchwork

Green Patchwork

Shapes Bag
Pink Patchwork
Two Tone Patchwork
Patchwork Shopper
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Monday, 11 July 2011

About Me

My name is Teresa Connolly I live in lovely Cornwall UK in the countryside where I design and make Crafty Bags handbags, shoulder bags and totes. I use recycled material it could be a cardi that has shrunk and I make it into a felt bag or material that I buy from outdoor markets, charity shops or carboot sales some 60s Vintage Retro. I like to make patchwork bags. I have used floral material for my Flower Power Totes. I work from home where I converted a bedroom into my sewing room. Come and see my on line shops  and where you will find more details and prices take a look around and pick up a Crafty Bag for yourself.

 Welcome To My Blog

This blog is mainly about sewing and my bag making with a few musings and snippets thrown in to add interest and colour. I hope to keep it fresh and interesting.

I am glad I joined up to Lily's small blog meet-up it is so nice to be meeting so many other small blogger in this way. I look forward to following your blogs.

Flower Power Totes and Shoulder Bags

Pink flower

Summer Floral

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Patchwork flower
Orange Flower

Red Flower

Blue Flower
Flower Velvet
Orange Tote