I am so pleased to be able to do this as you will all see now what a fabulous bag this is. She has also told me her husband is at the present time making a web page for her, as she designs patterns for Aussie magazines, so this could be a good link to have when it is done. She is going to let me know.
This is Brenda's Bag, isn't it fabulous. It is also a very good picture of it, you can clearly see the sides, how it stands nicely on its own too. I love this bag.
Below is my version of it, oh dear! the Eagle-eyed amongst you will see my pleats are going the other way to Brenda's, I had to do them that way else the animals would be upside down if I went the other way, I was in such a rush to make it, I didn't stop to think about the fabric being a one way design - don't YOU make that mistake. My daughter is going to have this one, I am going to make myself another one. I need longer handles and Yes, I forgot to cut them longer!!! DOH!Thank you so much Brenda for sharing this pattern with me, It was a very generous thing to do.
Brenda did say I could put her email here for folk to get in touch , but I am a bit wary of doing that as I don't wish her to get a load of spam or crank emails. So if you wish to get in touch with her, for now, you will have to do it through me. OK.
I am so pleased I joined Popular Patchwork website, I wouldn't have found this if I hadn't, so why not pop along and join today, all are welcome.