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GeorgiaN
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« on: December 20, 2006 07:34:04 AM »

I've been doing a lot of really stiff bags lately. Most of my designs involve using ultra heavyweight interfacings that don't leave a lot of room for special designs, so I decided to do something a bit more "floppy" and slightly larger than my normal bags. This new design is a Christmas present for my sister. Since she doesn't read Craftster, I can get away with posting it here out of sheer excitement!

The "Dalia" is 14" wide, 10" tall, and about 4" deep when filled up:



URL in case the forums resized it: http://www.fiercekitten.com/blog/images/dalia1.jpg

It has an interior zippered pocket that measures 8" wide and 7" tall. The bag closes with an optional magnetic snap... I say optional, because once it's filled up, it pretty much hangs itself shut thanks to its floppiness:



Another URL in case of resize: http://www.fiercekitten.com/blog/images/dalia2.jpg

I *love* this bag. Usually I want to stick to bags with zippers, but this sits right up under the arm with a 10" shoulder drop, so it's not like anyone is going to be able to reach in there and snatch anything out anyway. The bag is so deep that even if it fell over, it's not like anything is going to fall out either!

I'm jealous she gets the first one Tongue I may remove the hardware entirely, because I hate making the straps. I can't ever seem to attach them to hardware evenly. Instead of the hardware I'd just make the straps shoot straight up and then include some extra slip pockets on the inside for more organization. I try to balance creation costs and creation time ^_^;

For the first one though, it's not half bad!

Any thoughts?
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Georgia Nelson
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006 07:43:23 AM »

I LOVE IT!  I WOULDN'T BOTHER WITH THE HARDWARE EITHER.  TOO MUCH WORK FOR NOT ENOUGH RESULTS Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2006 08:19:36 AM »

Not half bad? I think it's completely great! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2006 10:00:13 AM »

love that! the shape and the lining really bring out it's own true character! I'm sure she will be thrilled
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2006 10:09:23 AM »

Thank you thank you! I got the lining print from Joann's surprisingly enough. It was only 2 bucks a yard, so I picked it up. I didn't want something too patterned on the outside, because it would be loud. The bag is fairly large for its shape, but that makes it great for carrying lots of things.

Sometimes I just want to reach in the bag and grab what I need and not fiddle around with pockets and doodads getting in my way. I just want my freaking wallet. I just want to reach in, get my wallet, pay the woman, chuck it back into my purse without reorganizing it, and get the heck out of the store Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2006 01:20:50 PM »

fab-o! I love it!! Great job -- what a present to get Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006 01:22:44 PM »

Nice bag!  (insert cat whistle here)  It's so nice to make something new after you have been creating a particular style fpr awhile.  She will adore it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2006 03:39:18 PM »

Great work!  I absolutely love  it!
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2006 06:59:06 PM »

I adore this bag!! The lining is fantabulous!  I can't say enough good things about it, i have to say I like the hardware, I like the look that d-rings add. 

 Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2006 08:03:07 AM »

It's beautiful!! I like the look of the hardware as well.  It's just an awesome looking bag all around.
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