by Nova on May 9, 2012

& it sure is.

I was so excited to receive  a charm pack of Lotta Jansdotter’s soon to be released fabric line ‘Bella‘ from the lovely folks at Windham

I made a couple of drawstring bags (in custom sizes using my fave drawstring bag pattern) , mixing in some solids, moda crossweave & other scraps from the stash that tied in nicely with Bella including some of Lotta’s first line Echo & even a bit of upcycled shirt. I lined them with grey & white stripey seersucker from the charity shop.

The coral is so pretty with the teal & grey.

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bella bag bella.

& I couldn’t resist adding a little stitching ( I simply traced the design from the fabric, enlarged it, then traced it on to solid fabric to stitch over)

bella embroidery bella.

I don’t use a lot of yellow but really like this bold, old gold (with an almost greenish tint) colour,  especially with that scrummy vibrant blue!

bella lotta jansdotter bella.

bella bird bag bella.

& this one got the stitchy treatment too. That bird design is just so cute!

bella bird embroidery bella.

Bella will be on the shelves at a fabric store near you in August….yippee!  In the meantime more sneak peeks of Bella have been popping up here, here, here, here & here  :)

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Jeni May 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

Oh my!! These are so awesome, Nova! LOVE the little tabs on the strings ends! :)


Kelly Rodgers May 9, 2012 at 10:36 am

Eevry time I visit you – you make me squeal. Love these Nova xxx


Camilla May 9, 2012 at 11:06 am

Really gorgeous, as alway! I’m looking forward to making some of your bags and containers. I’m a bit slow on the uptake with fabric, didn’t get my act together fast enough to get my favourite Echo prints, so must be more proactive when this comes out!


Leila May 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Oh they are lovely Nova! I can’t wait to get my hands on some Bella too :)


Flying Blind May 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Oh the bags look brilliant!


Nicola May 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

These are beautiful, Nova. I love the embroidered details: inspired! x


Esther May 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Lucky you, I love her fabrics!! I really need to start making friends at Windham’s ;-)


Franziska May 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I’d love to have a charm pack, too. But unfortunately I think I’m one of the people who just have to buy in August ;)
I love the first drawstring bag.


Fran May 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

My favourite bag pattern too! Just made four in the last week ;-) Those fabrics are beautiful, great combination.


Katy May 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Oh so yummy, can’t wait! In the meantime, I’d better getting cracking with my Echo plans, huh?


anna May 10, 2012 at 3:35 am

lovely little pouch! the embroidery is a wonderful touch.


Rachel at Stitched in Color May 11, 2012 at 6:10 am

OOoh, that bird IS so cute. I love that blue and yellow combo.


Catherine May 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

Oh, I love the little birdie!


Heather Mentzer May 12, 2012 at 3:31 am

Your stitching is wonderful and I really like the fabrics!


Emma May 12, 2012 at 5:00 am

They’re so lovely. The stitching really makes makes them.


April May 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

These are so adorable! I love the little embroideries. :)


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