MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Tote bag

Just a wee reminder to you that at least for now I will be replying to your comments directly on this blog and not through email as previously done.  I have it on good authority that Google is working on the problem and hopes to have it resolved shortly.  Yay!!

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I just finished working on a new tote bag.  Nothing, in itself, is the least bit exciting about that....but I DID have to come up with something to post about!  This one is made using recycled denim and lace from my stash.  The denim is some that I discharge dyed many moons ago and  had been lurking in my stash.
Front

Back (large pocket)


- Further on the tote bag theme, there are lots of free pattern links HERE.   And there's a cute small tote bag  link HERE.  And to another one HERE.  

- Kathy Shaw has opened registrations for her latest FREE online class...ICQC-104-Advanced Motifs.  You can find more information about that in her post found HERE (but hurry, because it's only open until midnight tomorrow!!).

- THIS is a really cute sock raccoon pattern!

- If you are interested in embroidering a realistic looking bird, have a look HERE.  

- Free pattern HERE for a fabric wallet if you happen to need one.

Another anonymous quote for you...."My wish for you is simple.  Have the best life imaginable, live like you will never grow old, laugh, giggle, cry if you must.  Play as hard as you work, make time for people and things you adore.  When you sleep I hope you have the best dreams that will make you wake up with a smile on your face.  And that you always know that you are loved.  That's my wish for you"





24 comments:

  1. Beautiful tote, the colors and lace go perfectly together.

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    1. Thank you! It's going in the gift box for future giving.

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  2. I much prefer answers on the blog, and have set my own up to do it, mow that I've found out how.

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    1. I'm of two thoughts on the 'reply on the blog' issue....I have to train my brain to remember to check back on blogs to see if there's been a response to my comment and, on my own blog, sometimes I want to be more wordy with my response (or say something I don't necessarily want everyone to be able to read). Lately I've been reading a number of blogs and the consensus about which way people prefer is pretty much split down the middle. Think at some point I might ask people to vote on my blog as to which way they prefer I go - that's if Blogger gets put back to rights!

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  3. I JUST found out about the whole blogger thing! I've been so busy with work that I've been out of the blogging world and missed this. What a terrible, terrible idea!! Seriously, ridiculous. I think I'll just be sure to visit blogs in return and not worry about responding unless a question is asked because I can't expect them to return JUST to read MY comment?? ANYWAY . . . I ADORE that little sock raccoon . . . I could eat him hahahaha!

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    1. Blogger/Google is working on fixing it Lauren - so don't panic quite yet. The thing we do have to worry about (or so THEY say) is the new privacy laws in the EU (scroll down to read my post about that if you're interested).

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  4. I have mine set to notify me of comments awaiting moderation. That still seems to be working.

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    1. I don't get the notifications in my email any more - but that's one of the things that Blog-grrr is working on - supposedly.

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  5. Hi Maryanne your new bag is beautiful,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you - hope the recipient will like it!

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  6. Love the bag, Mary Anne!
    But, oh, how I’m struggling with replies to comments! I totally get it either way! Who has time to go back to see if someone has replied to a comment, and I like to say “more” in reply to comments than I want to on my blog! But also it’s nice to read replies on the page so that if there is anything new to say everyone can read it.
    I’m now totally loosing track of my replies, and I do so like to keep in touch with all my blogging friends.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. I'm with you in not knowing which way to go. I far prefer getting the comments in my email so I can respond that way, but there are people who like to return here to see the responses. It's a no-win situation I think.

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  7. A lovely tote bag, Mary-Anne, lace and denim always play nicely together. I keep forgetting to come back to blogs to see bloggers' replies. I am still commenting via my email. I just send a new email to each person as they are normally followers who comment frequently. More hassle but at least I can be more personal in my comments. Let's hope we can go back to the land of 'normal' blog soon. Thank you for your lovely wish, dear lady. Xx

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    1. Thank you Kim. I've always loved denim and lace too. As for returning to blogs to see replies...I have learned to check when the blogger puts up a new post to see if there was a response on my previous comment. That way, even though it could be a few days, I do see if they've responded. Not ideal, but it works.

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  8. Love your tote bag Mary Anne and your quote today was beautiful! Have a wonderful day! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Christine. It served a couple of purposes - used up that denim I had AND added it to the gift box too.

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  9. That discharge dying is very cool. Love the whole tote bag. So pretty with the lace.

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    1. This one came through Karen - wonder why the others haven't. Hmmmm.....

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    2. seems to be working now Karen - thanks for checking

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  10. I like the denim and lace together. I saved one of the patterns in the bag link. Thanks!
    xx, Carol

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    1. Glad you found something you liked in the links Carol. And I like denim and lace too - hopefully the recipient will as well.

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  11. Your denim and lace bag is very pretty, Mary Anne. I love the back with the pocket on the bottom and denim on the top part. I checked out the sock raccoons. They sure ARE cute!

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    1. Thanks Becki! I used up all the discharge dyed denim I had so it's definitely a win/win. And those sock raccoons are definitely adorable. Might have to try making one!

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