Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Birthday Bag

My husband was away for work last night, so I stayed up late making this bag for my cousin's birthday. It isn't really a practical gift since she has a 7 month old and has to bring diapers (and wipes, diaper cream, arrowroot crackers, fishy crackers, 6 cars, 2 books, well, you get the idea) everywhere she goes. But I didn't feel like making a practical gift, I'm always practical...I used a great pattern from Rebeka Lambert, artsy-crafty babe, that I found at Sew, Mama, Sew. I haven't made too many bags in my life, so I was pretty happy with how this came together. Fabric is Flights of Fancy by Paula Prass.There are a few puckers around the inside of the bag, but since the outside is flat, I can live with a few puckers. It is homemade, after all.

And what does our black lab, Trooper, have to do with pretty hand bags??? Nothing, but I couldn't resist adding a photo. We love that dog!
Sew, Mama, Sew announced their Give-away Day for December 2. Any ideas what I should give away? Fabric? Something homemade? I'd love some ideas! Something easy, but also something that people will want....

8 comments:

Trisha said...

I saw that purse on Sew, Mama, Sew and loved the shape of it. I hope to make it too. I love the fabric you picked and how you centered the flower on the tab closure. Lovely!

Goddess in Progress said...

Ooh, it looks great! I just downloaded that pattern last night and was thinking of making a go at my very first bag. Think it's do-able?

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

Quilt Nut said...

love the Phoebe bag; they go together so quick. great fabrics

Jackie said...

The fabric is a perfect choice for the bag. Lovely!

Trooper is a cute pup!

Marianne said...

Great bag!

Diane said...

Love the bag! I have made two from that pattern and they are the perfect size and shape.

Leslie said...

this is a lovely bag....thanks for coming to my bog, saying hello and entering the giveaway. good luck and thanks so much for becoming a follower. giveaway day is so fun

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the bag and I always fret about crisp or crinkly too.