Today, my theme is Gift bags. I'm so "into" these; they're reusable, and oftentimes much cuter than their paper counterpart. I discovered fabric gift bags last year, and began making and using them then. I have a stash for my own family that I use, as well as some that I make for others as part of their gift.
This bag is made from a winter white linen with a gingham candy cane applique. Made with gorgeous french seams, I am really pleased with the results. It's a gift in itself!
Tie it closed with the drawsting to hide the goodies inside. Measures 15x14".
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The Noah's Ark Baby Bag.
Ugh! I see way too many moms out there carrying ginormous diaper bags around (you know what I'm saying ~ the ones that look like they've packed for a long weekend trip!), even for short trips out and about. What I love about these tote-along friendly baby bags is their nice and compact size (12x11x3), yet one can still stuff it full of an afternoon's worth of necessities! Two interior elasticized pockets are just right for a few dipes, a bottle or sippy cup, and then there's still room for a change of clothes and your own wallet and cell phone.
I rarely do "themed" bags, and when I do, it seems to be for baby bags. I stumbled upon this Noah's Ark fabric and paired it with some super buttery soft mini-waled cherry red corduroy. I love the results that the animal buttons near the Ark applique create!
Monday, November 3, 2008
The Carnival Bag. This messenger bag is a custom project for a client (sorry gang, not for sale!) who had some specific dimensions she needed for her bag. She selected these yummy Sandi Henderson prints and they are so bright and cheerful, they remind me of a day at the Carnival! I also made her a matching cell pouch (not pictured).