Friday, March 5, 2010

Purse-picacious

 

 

 

 


I am definitely digging these new bags!

Of course, it didn't take long for H-1 (one of my twins)...

...to 'put her dibs in' for the next one!

I used two colors of variegated roving for the body of this purse...

...an orangey-red and a yellowy-pale blue (if you can believe it!)...

...and some variegated pencil roving and dyed flax (thanks, Kim)...

...for the sunny design.

I wanted to find new options for the straps...

...and in this way, keep the bag a little deeper and roomier.

(In the previous bag, the straps were cut from the top of the purse.)

My daughter chose some plain, eggshell-colored bamboo fabric for the straps...
...and I made slits in the felt for the horizontal one...

...covering the machine sewing of the shoulder strap to the purse.

My daughter added one of my handmade buttons to the front for a little detail...

...and now she's happily using it!



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8 comments:

Gina said...

Lovely colour!

PeggyR said...

Great bag. I love the colors.

Mariana said...

The bag is beautiful and the straps are very ingenious!

Heather said...

Thanks so much ladies!
Mariana-it means a lot to me to hear that you like my bag, since I absolutely COVET your seed bags!!!

Suzanne said...

Another clever, beautiful creation Heather. So fun to see what you come up with next.

Vilt à la Kim said...

love they way you made it!! Congrats! still need to work with my flax too....

Dot said...

Gorgeous bag! MMmm....maybe I can use my latest piece of felt to make a bag. You are giving me lots of ideas.

Sandie Knapp said...

I love how you finished that bag. It's just amazing and gorgeous and wonderful!! :)