Wednesday, April 1, 2009

An Almost Done Bag

Finally a project to blog about. I apologize for how long it has been since I posted something crafy, but buddy's been sick and I have been keeping myself very busy with work lately. So without further delay. . .


I made this purse for my MIL for Mother's Day out of my Fig Tree scraps. I love it. It is almost done, I just have to top stitch around the top. Please excuse the pins, a work in progress. I used some of my fancy stitches on the sides, and I really thought it gave it some flair. I thought I was quite the creative one until I noticed the directionality. I wish I would have thought about it when I picked them though...oh well, next time. Due to the bottom piece making a U shape on the purse, on one side the leaves point up and on the other side they point down. My husband says no one will be the wiser, but it still bugs me. I wish I would have picked another design or switched the direction my sewing every other vine.

Check out those dirty little boy knees. . .a sure sign spring is here!

13 comments:

Pat said...

I love your bag. I am sure your MIL will too. I agree with hubby...no one will notice. They will just enjoy the beautiful bag!

Vickie E said...

I love the fabrics for the bag! IT's great...

Sheri Howard said...

Cute bag! Can a woman have too many bags?

Carol said...

What a very cute bag...your MIL will just love it!

Carol said...

It took me a long time to figure out what was wrong with the leaves. I looked and looked and thought it was beautiful but not wrong. I tell you it took much concentration to finally see the leaves going the other way. I think it looks great. I love your idea to use the leaves decorative stitching. Your MIL will love it!

Jackie said...

The bag is great and she will love it. Isn't it amazing that it is the little things that we see in our own work bothers only us and no one else. So have no worries, she will adore it!

PunkiePie said...

Awesome bag and I'm loving your new blog background. So springy!

Erin said...

Love the bag and the fabrics you used.

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty -- Lucky MIL! Those fabrics are really nice!

Miss Jean said...

That is a great bag. Plus using Fig Tree fabric makes it all the better! My banner is from Isabella's Closet. She's on my links. Thanks!!!

Jocelynilla said...

That's the Pink Sand Beach Designs bag, isn't it? So cute, love that pattern!

tuyge said...

This is great, even if it is almost done. I wish I had one like this.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the pattern and the fabrics both - great job! blessings, marlene