bella.

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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& 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)

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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!

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

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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 }

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Jeni May 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

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

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Kelly Rodgers May 9, 2012 at 10:36 am

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

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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!

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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 :)

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Flying Blind May 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Oh the bags look brilliant!

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Nicola May 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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

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Esther May 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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anna May 10, 2012 at 3:35 am

lovely little pouch! the embroidery is a wonderful touch.

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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.

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Catherine May 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

Oh, I love the little birdie!

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Heather Mentzer May 12, 2012 at 3:31 am

Your stitching is wonderful and I really like the fabrics!

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Emma May 12, 2012 at 5:00 am

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

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April May 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

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

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