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December – Part 1 (The Weekend bag on tour)

Yet again December has gone past in a blur, and now we have the lovely time between Christmas and New Year, a few days off work and time to put my feet up.  I have spent a pleasant afternoon catching up on the blogs I follow.

My husband and I (goodness I sound like the Queen)  started December with a night in London  and of course a visit to Liberty

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and an early morning Eurostar to Brussels for the Christmas Market and chocolate shopping.

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Grand’ Place
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Manneken Pis in one of his many outfits
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Grand’ Place

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I took the weekend bag I made here, I was very pleased with the way it stood up to being dragged round trains, underground, eurostar, metro and back again.

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I also made a  matching shoulder bag, using the Trail tote free pattern  from Noddlehead,  here, again all the metal hardware, zips and fabric were recycled.

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This is an easy bag to make with good clear instructions, I slightly messed it up by not tapering the piping out before the top of the bag, which then made it difficult to top stitch.  I have hand stitched (a bit wonky in places) a running stitch with embroidery floss.

I am now going to pour myself a drink and spend a relaxing evening catching up with more blogs, cheers………..

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4 thoughts on “December – Part 1 (The Weekend bag on tour)

  1. Bizarrely, I have been to Brussels and met the little Mannequin Pis, but have never stepped inside Liberty in our very own London! Must rectify that ASAP…..

  2. Lovely pics of Brussels – I’ve never been but your photos really make me want to! I have been to Liberty but not for a few years, how was it? Did you indulge in any fabric? Your bags look great, something I have yet to attempt. Well done!

    1. Thanks, I love to visit Liberty, but must admit I didn’t buy anything this time, as I would have had to take it to Brussels and back. It such a beautiful shop its always worth a visit.

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