Last April I had a short holiday HERE:

Gartmore House


“Gartmore House is a magnificent 18th century country mansion

set in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Scotland,

offering all year round day and residential conferences and activity holidays.

Choose from our Watercolour Painting, Patchwork & Quilting or guided Walking holidays”


Obviously I chose the patchwork holiday …..

it was fantastic;

from being picked up at the Stirling station……

to the fabulous food and private room (no single supplement!) ……

to the excellent teaching and guidance from Clare Workman

It was worth every penny!

Anyway, I needed something to take my work kit in so I made ……


my Selvedge Bag.

I so like it!

That was Last April …..


I looked at my big balls of wool for my crochet chocolate and raspberry ripple blanket

all just stuffed in a plastic bag

(a plain plastic bag not even a Tesco or Sainsbury’s bag!)

and I thought “that just will not do!”

So I got out my selvedges again and made a ……


side one!


side two!

my new bigger selvedge bag ….

to take my blanket around with me …… or anything else for that matter,

and I really like it!

What do you think?

It has ties at the side so the bag can expand out or just as

it is in the photo …..

it makes me smile!

Go to


for more Selvedge Inspirations!

7 responses

  1. You are just to cute! I think the bag is great.
    I just love the fabrics by Kaffe Fassett.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Val!

    Loved browsing through your posts and looking at the fabrics (those helmets are awesome, btw!) and sharing your faith 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Tammy ~@~

  3. it’s super cute Val! You’re such a lucky girl to have been able to take that trip. I’m glad it’s still inspiring you!

  4. Oh wow, I love it! What wonderful work you do. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting- you made my day!