Sunday, 10 November 2013

A little later than planned

Thank you for the lovely comments about my dresses in last week’s post. It occurred to me when I was reading them that I hadn't explained the reason why I had so many.

Mr Gertie and I used to organise conferences and award ceremonies/gala dinners for a national charity. Whilst Mr Gertie could simply change his tie for each event it would have been very costly for me to buy a new dress every time. So when time allowed I made them. I never paid expensive for the fabric and tried to buy patterns when they were on special offer.

I've finally finished my laptop bag. Even though I had just the wadding and lining to attach, it took forever to complete....

Unlike most laptop bags which tend to hold the laptop and nothing else I wanted somewhere to keep the power supply and mouse so designed the bag to have an extra pocket at the front.

To protect the laptop from anything else that may be in the bag with it I made a large padded pocket in the lining to keep it in. I also added another lining pocket to stop small items, like memory sticks, from getting lost in the bottom of the bag.

Have a great week.

Gertie xx

PS why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.


  1. I always think it's so unfair how men can just buy a new tie and maybe a shirt and they're done! Great solution to make your own dresses. x

  2. What a lovely bag. Love the fabric. Pretty and functional.

  3. Your bag is wonderful, definitely worth the time and effort. The fabric is gorgeous.
    Ali x

  4. The bag looks great and I'm completely with you on the power cable thing!

    1. Thanks xx

      PS loved your post but as I'm not on Google+ I couldn't leave a comment.

  5. A brilliant bag, and I also loved your dresses. Seen on Handmade Harbour

  6. i love your bag - such cute fabric and you've been really clever in thinking through how it will be used - definitely a winner! :)

  7. I really like the fabric that you have used. Never seen such a great bag :)

  8. Lap top and gadget bags are a must when you're out and about and this is one of the nicest I've seen, a great idea to have the extra pockets.

    Jan x

  9. Apart from being a very practical laptop bag, I just love the material you have used - lovley. Extra pockets are always welcome. Hope you have a good week.

  10. A lovely and very practical bag - its a pain when you can only fit the laptop itself in a bag.

  11. So much easier for the men, although if you look from the back, it's as if we never change at all :-)

    Good idea have the different compartments for the cables and memory sticks. It's much better than struggling to fit everything into one section if something is not packed exactly right.