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.

Meet my new sewing machine!

She ( or possibly he?) is new to me 🙂 He/she is a Husqvarna machine, and I’ve never had one of those before….so it has taken me quite a while to get used to all the little differences :LOL:

But the really special thing about my new sewing machine is that it isn’t JUST a sewing machine….it does embroidery too, all by itself!

Well, maybe not completely by itself, as I have to program it, thread it, line everything up etc. But you know what I mean :LOL:

You may have already seen some of this new sewing machine’s work on the Rainbow swallow Onbag (which is about half way down this post) but I have managed a few others which I haven’t yet shown you 😉

My son's favourite one.

My son’s favourite one.

And my daughter's favourite ;)

And my daughter’s favourite 😉

To celebrate finally mastering the new embroidery machine, I have decided to have a little Giveaway!! Yay!!

I will be doing it through the Facebook page. So as not to break any facebook rules, I have used an app labelled “Enter Giveaway” which you can find at the top of my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daisy-Chain-Creations/158538234164611

All that you need to do, is to suggest a name for this wonderful little sewing machine 😉

The winner will get an embroidered zone, and can choose a few words of their own to be embroidered onto the reverse 🙂

Little Red Riding Hood embroidery on a linen zone :)

Little Red Riding Hood embroidery on a linen zone 🙂

The Giveaway will be drawn on Monday 6th May 🙂

Amy butler Soul Blossoms Onbag baby

I’m not sure if I have introduced my mannequin to you all before? I have had her for quite a few years, and she has been used to model every baby carrier that I made as Daisy chain slings. Since I started creating Onbags instead of Mei tais, she has had a much easier life, and generally just stands quietly in a corner of my studio watching the world go by 😉

When I first got her, both my children were quite small….and they decided that she simply HAD to have a name. so they discussed it between themselves, with much whispering and the occasional furtive glance my way. In the end, they declared that her name should be Hedgie. Nothing else would do, and Mummy certainly wasn’t allowed to choose a more ladylike name :LOL:

So, Hedgie she has remained!

Hedgie is modelling the latest Onbag Baby, which is hot from my sewing machine!

It is made of purple cotton drill paired with the delightful Soul Blossoms sari fabric by Amy Butler.

My lovely mannequin "hedgie" is wearing the Onbag across her body.

The lovely “Hedgie” is wearing the Onbag across her body.

Here, Hedgie is wearing the Onbag Baby on her back, rucksack style :)

Here, Hedgie is wearing the Onbag Baby on her back, rucksack style 🙂

This matching cube zone completes this Onbag set.

This matching cube zone completes this Onbag set.

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…

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!