11 May 2011

Finished bag

Remember this little sneek peek I blogged about here - where I shared the origins of the things I used to make the little brooch?

Well, it was part of a bag for my Christmas Swap partner, Melody. Melody loves French General fabrics, so of course, I had to make the bag using this gorgeous range. It is nice and roomy - designed for her to go Christmas shopping, or to carry gifts to friends homes, or to cart a heap of things to quilting days.
And no, I can't tell you what pattern I used, because there isn't one. The bag just grew the way it wanted to, as I made it. :)

Melody has received it and posted about it on her blog, with much better photos. :)


Brooch made with a crocheted medallion of my Mum's and a button from her button box

One side of the bag -

And the other side of the bag....

Detail of stitched trees with button stars. The little bird was added for interest but also because Melody like s little birds

Detail of the top row, with button flowers - they were also from Mum's collection - I remember similar ones on my jumpers in the '60s- embroidered leaves, and silk cord for the bow


Closer look at the buttons
 
In the pockets that I made on the Other side, I included a notebook with the French General fabric pattern on it, and a pen to match.
 I am going to have fun sending Melody little gifts to pop in her bag during the year. The idea of the swap is to send a little gift each month and we get to open them at Christmas. I sent 4 little gifts off with the bag, but I have a couple more all ready to go. Then I get to do some more shopping and wrapping! Such fun. :)


cheers,

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful Bag Lindi,and lucky Mel

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  2. LOVE THE BAG AND WHAT A GREAT IDEA FOR THE MONTHLY GIFTS
    I REALLY LIKE THE BROOCH

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  3. Your bag is really beautiful, Lindi. Love those tiny flower buttons! Melody is indeed a very lucky girl, and I'm full of admiration for both of you "over-achievers" :-)) Excellent!

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  4. What a beautiful and special bag!!Your attention to detail is amazing. The brooch is such a treasure. I agree that it feels like winter!!

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  5. This bag is wonderful. Angela

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  6. Lindi, that bag is beautiful. You must have spent hours making it. I know that Melody was thrilled to recieve it. Hope you are having a great weekend..

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  7. Lucky, lucky me. It's fabulous and I adore it.

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