Monday, May 30, 2011

caught !


I met a lovely old dear the other day .

She told me she had seen my Catchit bag in a
magazine and how much she loved it .
If fact she loved it so much she wanted 3,
one for each of her great-granddaughters.

I tried to politely explain I only do the
patterns I don't take orders for the bags themselves.

Never mind about what patterns she said
 I'd like one in greens,


and one in pinks ,


and do you have one in bluey greens
for the oldest one?
But , but I only sell the patterns !


I delivered her new Catchits on the weekend
and the old dear told me I was such a good girl
she would tell her friends !

If you would like to make your own Catchit bag
the pattern to make your own
is in my shop .

22 comments:

Tania said...

Hehehe. You softie you. You're going to be tied to the sewing machine Catchiting a storm for all of those grandchildren...

Quiltjane said...

Your are a sweetie. You have made someone smile.

rachelmp said...

Had to laugh!

Cyndi said...

Oh my goodness, Clare, I can sooooo relate. I don't sell my patterns, but have been trying to stop making bags to sell so that I can concentrate on making them for friends and family. But when asked and I open my mouth to say "NO", "Of course I can" comes out instead! :o(

That is a gorgeous Catchit bag at the top of the post. I can see why your friend wanted you to make them!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Jeanette said...

You are such a sweetie Claire. I had to have a giggle though. :) Hugs,

Kerryanne English said...

Ha ha... have so been there, done that too. Unfortunately, in my case it came back to bite me on the butt!! Hope you fair better Clare and at least you made an old lady happy.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Bev C said...

Hello Claire,

I think she was checking to see if the pattern worked three times.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Allie said...

Oh you are SUCH a dear - that's just too funny! This remains my favorite pattern, I just love them!

Mistea said...

I bet you had fun playing with those pretty fabrics and you got to make the old lady's day.

Shay said...

I think you just earned brownie points for the after life Clare AND you made some little old lady and her grand daughters very happy.

My favourite colours are red and black by the way ! lol

Reyes "El telar de mi abuela". said...

MARAVILLOSO trabajo!!
Saludos desde Tenerife.

Karen's Korner said...

You did your good deed for the day.

Jan Quigley said...

Oh that's funny & I bet she knew all along you only sold the pattern. Funny how the word no forms in your mouth but sounds like a yes when it comes out.

Indigo Blue said...

It is a great when someone likes your ideas that much. I like a women who knows her mind, no beating about the bush.

There must be something wrong with me as I would love to make the bags but not the patterns!
I do make up patterns but mainly for youngsters to use.
Your bag is very eye catching!

Lucky-1 said...

Clare, your a lovely lady:)

RobynK said...

Lol, you have to watch those dear little old ladies, they have a world of experience for knowing how to get what they want!
You're such a sweetie for doing that but may I remind you that it's nearly mid year and by the time she tells all her friends it will be Christmas orders rolling in :P

Createology said...

Your bag is beautiful and you have made one great grandma very happy. How fortunate you are able to sew these as well as sell the pattern. Happy week ahead...

Kate said...

How gorgeous is that story!
I love it.
Gorgeous pattern too. x

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

I'll take 10 please! *grin* I'll make it easy....all in yellows.

Kerri said...

Love your colours. You are just to kind

Vic said...

Naaaaaaw you're too nice! (Or old ducks are too demanding!) ;)

I love the bottom fabric combo, I wish she was my great-grandma!

Polka Dot Daze said...

LOL - what a sweetie you are!