Sunday, 14 September 2008

off the leash

I am currently sitting comfortably in my warm lounge at a reasonable hour using my laptop computer to browse the net and blog! One of the kids has the computer in the cold hallway/ computer nook. I mannaged to set up the wireless thingo complete with security. (It took a great deal of reading and rereading the manual and a great deal of cursing but now it is done and it is wonderful! I can take my computer anywhere and work in comfort.)

I made this today, a trial design for the market later in the year. I call it a "tuck tote", it is a shopping bag that folds into the side pocket making it easy to carry in your handbag or to pop into the glovebox.

Shopping bag about 40cm x 45cm Made from Retro cotton fabric.

To tuck the bag into it's pocket fold the sides in....

in thirds...

Fold it in half and then in half again.....

Fold the red pocket bit over- like folding socks

Now it's all neat and tidy about 15cm x 10cm

I'm really happy with the way it turned out and the best bit is they will be quick and easy to make. Hopefully with the talk of charging for plastic bags and the move to reusable bags they might sell.

I just showed Bantam Boy how it worked and he was impressed!


fifi said...

I love that, and I love the idea of aprons, like, artist utility apron type things. In dark colours. Possibly lke a giant pinny for cool grown ups. :-)

I would certainly buy that bag, tis very good and nice.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

What a great bag - I love the print and the clever way it folds into itself.

P.S. In answer to your question about the mosiac .... I do mine through a site called Big Huge Labs. They have loads of different tools you can use - the Mosiac Maker is about halfway down the page. You can upload photos from either your PC or Flickr and then save the mosaic back to your PC or to Flickr. Its nice and easy to use - have fun!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That's fabulous! Such a great idea! I have a bunch of bags like that, but none in such fab fabric :)