The Very Hungry Caterpillar

When my children were much younger, we used to love this book!

Connor especially liked to poke his fat, squidy little fingers through the holes in the pages and laugh 🙂  So it was a real treat to make an Onbag with the very hungry caterpillar fabric – although looking at all the delicious food on the fabric did make my tummy rumble :LOL:

The inside of an Onbag Baby only has one pocket - and that is the zippered on at the back.

The inside of an Onbag Baby only has one pocket – and that is the zippered on at the back.

 

The pocket of the Onbag baby is usually rounded, so that it matches the shape of the bag :)

The pocket of the Onbag baby is usually rounded, so that it matches the shape of the bag 🙂

And this is the whole set- an Onbag Baby, cube zone and brick zone :)

And this is the whole set- an Onbag Baby, cube zone and brick zone 🙂

 

 

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Dandelions!

I have recently become a little obsessed about seed heads – especially cow parsley and dandelion heads as anyone who follows me on Pinterest will have gathered :LOL: So it was a nice surprise when Penny chose Free sprirt’s Wrenly, Wildfield as her fabric 🙂

I managed to find a nice embroidery to go with it, and have thoroughly enjoyed creating this dandelion Onbag!

Here are some pics!!

The dandelion embroidery matches the wild flowers in the fabric :)

The dandelion embroidery matches the wild flowers in the fabric 🙂

Here is Penny's bag hanging on Hedgie the mannequinn.

Here is Penny’s bag hanging on Hedgie the mannequinn.

And the complete set, with a cube and brick zone.

And the complete set, with a cube and brick zone.

A Cheerful red Onbag :o)

This Onbag set is a lovely bright red colour, matching with free Spirit’s ‘nest’ fabric in the autumn colourway 🙂

An Onbag Classic, brick zone, cube zone and flat zone.

An Onbag Classic, brick zone, cube zone and flat zone.

The lovely applique is taken from the fabric, with a few swirly bits added 😉

The Green Flower contrasts nicely with the red cord.

The Green Flower contrasts nicely with the red cord.

A Bird on the Branch….

…..is very tricky to photograph!

I have always said that photography wasn’t my natural medium, and I am sure that you will all agree with me :LOL: It took my (very patient!) husband and I, over an hour last night to try to work out some way to photograph this Onbag set to show it off nicely.

In real life, it is lovely! The bird applique has worked out nicely on the front flap, and the Aviary fabric by Joel Dewberry is very striking.

So be kind to me, this photo (however blurry!) is my best effort!

A slightly blurry photo of this lovely Onabg set...

A slightly blurry photo of this lovely Onbag set…

Many apologies for the rubbish photo….

….but at least the Onbag itself is very beautiful 🙂

This is a classic Onbag made out of purple cord, paired with the delightful Amy Butler fabric “Alchemy”

The Alchemy fabric is an unusual shade of jade/turquoise, and is reminiscent of a vintage fabric with it’s large butterflies and the green and pink colour combination on their wings.

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I have had to hurry this bag along so that it can go away on it’s holidays on the 6th, so I hope that it arrives at it’s new home in plenty of time and that it remembers to send me a postcard :LOL:

There is also another bag underway for this Mama, but I am keeping it under wraps for the moment…..you’ll have to come back in a few weeks to see that one 😉

A Pretty Purple Paisley Onbag!

I love colours, but am quite unusual in that my favourite colour changes fairly often. My husband tells me that I am fickle – but there are so many gorgeous colours, why confine myself to just one :LOL:

For the past couple of years, I have loved green best of all – especially the fresh lime-green colour of the leaves as they poke out of the chilly soil in the Spring.

Recently, however,  my colour-based fickleness has returned :LOL: and purple has become my new favourite!

So I have been really excited to sew another Onbag set in this lovely rich purple cord 🙂

The applique on the front of this Onbag is inspired by the paisley pattern on the fabric....

The applique on the front of this Onbag is inspired by the paisley pattern on the fabric….

And the matching zones 😉

I find zones invaluable for getting myself organised!

I find zones invaluable for getting myself organised!

My first ‘nude’ Purple Onbag!

I bought some purple cord a little while ago, and have been desparate to use it 🙂 I must confess that I have cut a few bits off to use on my own projects, such as my kindle cover, but the majority of the fabric bolt has been waiting patiently under my bed.

It has come out from under the bed a couple of times to be dyed and transformed into a  lovely, rich aubergine, but has never yet been seen ‘nude’ as it were LOL

So when I got an order in to make a purple bag I was very excited! And here it is….

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The flap of the bag and both side pockets have decorative strips of fabric along them too 😉