24 February 2011

My Creative Space

   The Mother-in-Law Blanket is finished
and in the bag - literally.
To present this as a gift, I decided to make a bag
which also doubles up as a cushion.
The blanket gets bunged in the bag when not in use,
and acts as an extra comfy cushion.
Nifty, heh?!  I have amazed myself here.

To say that:
  1. I am completely chuffed this is finished
  2. I am in love with the bag concept
would not be exaggerating.
And I think I even managed to spell that right.

It weighs a tonne.
Well , I am exaggerating there,
so, a lot.
The next challenge is getting it down to Victoria
without it costing more than the wool cost
in June 1986.
Yes, I found the receipt in the Myers bag
the wool was still in.  I have put a copy
on the back of  the cloth bag.
I was tickled pink to come across it.

For miles of creation,
grab a coffee and
call into Kootoyoo



Casey said...

that blanket is very pretty! and I love the bag :)

OnePerfectDay said...

The blanket is gorgeous!!
Love the colours and the stripes!

Fiona said...

That's a beautiful blanket - I'm sure she'll love it!

BOB & MABEL said...

What a beautiful handmade gift, I really love the bag too.

petals and vintage said...

Such a gorgeous idea Carmel. Looks fantastic. Pam x

Anonymous said...

Wow that looks absoluetly beautiful!! what a great job you've done and I love the bag idea! Good luck with the postage, I hope it doesn't cost you too much!

Sarah said...

It's lovely I really like the colours and the bag idea is inspired. I expect the wool was a bit of a bargain back in the 80's!

Unknown said...

THe blanket is wonderfull, am seriously loving the colours and the impact of the bold stripes!

Catherine said...

I really like your blanket. The colours and stripes look really effective. I bet your mother in law is going to love it. xo

Jane @ the girl in the brick house said...

It's fabulous and a really great gift!

Pearlin J said...

Whaa beautiful gift! that bag idea is brilliant!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful idea. The colours are gorgeous.

Chantal said...

Beautiful rug and I love the bag too! What a lucky Mother In Law : )

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Bron said...

The colours are lovely and yes clever with the bag...if only postage wasn't so expensive.

Anonymous said...


this is gorgeous..and yes, I believe it is heavy...the stitching is deliciously dense....tight...just the way I like it! how inspirational....

and then to encase it in a drawstring bag is just perfect!
well done!

ciao bella

creative Carmelina

Elyse said...

so pretty!

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Teek said...

the bag is a great idea and the blanket is to die for.

Kerry said...

Gorgeous and majorly clever all in one. Fabulous :)

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Wow!!! Beuatiful. You SHOULD be proud.

P.S that bag is gorgeous too xox

Denise Kiggan said...

Wonderful. Lucky m-i-l. A beautiful gift and clever, clever presentation/storage!