3.04.2008

bold & beautiful

The bag that I was asked to make is finished!......and looks very bold and according to my teen & tween--'beautiful'.
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However, I'm not so sure the deep snow that still covers our front yard is beautiful. Here is our son buried up to his knees. And it's March??!! Yup, the calendar says it is, but good golly, I'm not so sure the weather is up to snuff with the actual spring that is supposedly just around the corner.
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It took me a long time to figure out how to do this front 'patch' that also serves as a pocket. For some reason I couldn't picture how each strip would come to a point and meet exactly at center. After ripping a few seams it came out like this:


It has huge pockets in the interior (but lack of light prevented me from taking a good photo of them) for cell phone, iPod, pens, make-up, etc...and is nice and roomy to be a catch-all for all of those girly things we girls tend to carry.
And now it gets shipped off to my sister-in-law, Beth who will auction it off at her yearly fund-raiser.

10 comments:

anna jo said...

Your bag turned out so beautiful! I love the bold flowers. I wouldn't mind having one of my own....

katie said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh.....I want one! What a funky, gorgeous bag! I'd bid on it.

Lisa Boyer said...

Eye candy. Your blog is really beautiful, you know. Everything you make is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

your purse is lovely. I love the bright flowers. it looks very much like spring even if your lawn still has very much snow.

-bess

jessi said...

Wow! Love to have that bag dangling from my shoulder. You did a beautiful job.

Dandelion Quilts said...

This is so very cool. Did you use a pattern or your own design? I'd love to purchas it. I am sure you will get a good bid on it.

Knot Garden said...

Great fabric choices and I love the covered button. Someone will be very pleased to get that!
The snow looks amazing and so clean, we never get snow that deep here.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Thanks for replying to my question! It sure is cute anyway. :) Don't let the quilts that have just been posted fool you, I worked on the baby quilt in December and the football quilt in January. Right now I should be working on my NYBeauty, but I had a bad sewing day yesterday. Mistakes up the wazzzooo and decided to give it a rest for a few days! :)I also have a quilt top almost halfway done for my son that I need to get back to. Maybe next week!

Mary Anne said...

LOVE that bag !!! those fabrics!!! those colors !!!! WOW !!!


......however, that snow ...... BLEH !!!! (most of ours melted over the past couple of days with tons of rain and some warmer temps.....yeah!! so just keep your stinkin' snow at your house!!! :)

aditanas said...

so beautiful bag, cute