Thursday, April 24, 2008

In the Bag

Well . . . . I've been home this week. It's been both good and a little odd. There are times when I don't know what to do with myself (though I should be cleaning) and times I'm really enjoying being here and not in my always too hot office in Manhattan. So what have I been doing? Yesterday I played hookey and went to a rummage sale with a friend. I'll share those treasures soon. And Monday I cleaned the entire craft room! Boy was that a task. Now I just need one more small shelving unit and it *might* look like a normal room in there instead of a storage shed. I did manage to clean off my long table and got some sewing done:



It even looks good close up. :) The pattern is from Sew Pretty Home Style and the fabrics were remnant bin finds. I also already had the wooden handles so this was completely made from my stash!



One of my biggest challenges has always been putting fabrics together that compliment each other. I think I did pretty well this time! And from remnants. :) The lining looks great and I took my time hand sewing in the handles so even that part looks less sloppy than usual.



The pattern for the rose is from the same book. I sewed a pin back to it so it's removable. I had just enough of the lining fabric left to make it so it felt very "meant to be." Can you tell I'm happy with this project? Now I just need to go to a tea party or something that calls for a frou-frou pink purse. ;)

Oh, and speaking of new bags. When I was in Baltimore a bit ago my sister gave me this cute little bag she made:



It's a cute little zippered pouch that has become my makeup bag in my work tote. Mandi actually free hand draws her embroidery patterns right on the felt and then goes to town! She also gave me this book and this book both of which have some cute and fun projects I can't wait to try.

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French swappers, Monday is the send out date for your swaps! If you are going to be late please let your partner know and drop us a line over at Sweet Goodness.

Cheers
Rebecca

12 comments:

Dita said...

Great job on the bag!! I love your fabric combinations. Mandi's bag is too. Looks like the crafty talent gene runs in the family:)

Breanna said...

What a pretty bag. I love the inside fabric! I frequently find I don't know what to do with myself when I'm home. The only problem is I'm home everyday...I really need to get disciplined and make a schedule for myself.

Blue Castle said...

I love your purse! It's really cute, and you did great putting the fabrics together. :)

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful fabrics in your bag, the color combination is lovely.

Moving on up said...

I love that bag. I am going to learn to sew if it kills me.! I wish I had more talents like this.

Wendy said...

Those are cute! You both did a great job!!

Vallen said...

Oh, I love your bag. It is the quintessential summer tote!!

Kai said...

GREAT PURSE, Rebecca! I have THREE of her books & I guess I should get my booty busy trying to MAKE something from one, huh? The colors in your lining look DELICIOUS with the outer fabric! And your rose came out really well, too! Mandi's purse is awesome! Your sis is HYSTERICAL! She cracks me up! She's also talented! As someone else said, it must run in the family!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

I love the bag (and the one you made too, haha). Seriously though, the purse turned out really cute and would be a really nice summer bag

Caroline said...

Love your bag - especially the little rose! And I absolutely adore the bag your sister made - very cute, *and* stylish - very envious!

Caroline

Natasha said...

Rebecca I love how your bag turned out! I love love that book, I made 6 strawberries, of course I gave them all away. I have that purse on my to do list but I am having a bugger of a time finding handles.

I want to live inside that book it is so beautiful, don't you agree?

Natasha said...

Rebecca I love how your bag turned out! I love love that book, I made 6 strawberries, of course I gave them all away. I have that purse on my to do list but I am having a bugger of a time finding handles.

I want to live inside that book it is so beautiful, don't you agree?

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