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Topic: Bats in the forest shoulder bag - v last min gift!  (Read 8444 times)
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« on: December 25, 2007 03:25:56 PM »

Evening all, hope everyone has had a super xmas, we're just winding down and getting ready for beddy-byes Smiley  As such though I've now given this bag to my MiL (since I was  hosting xmas for the first time today Shocked) as an xmas gift so I'm safe to put it on here now!  Was sewing it until mid yesterday still as I've been working on so many gifts, lol.

She loooooves bats and I toyed with the idea of doing a bat shaped bag and what have you, or a bag with a like layered bat applique thing on like a did for a friend (tho that was with a fishy) but looked through my fabric stash and thought a bit and ended with this Cheesy

Lower half is black corduroy from a shirt MiL in fact gave me for bag-making, and the main material is a like thickish cotton (curtain/upholstery thickness) with twig/tree print on that I hadn't been sure how to use.  I made the bats from felt using freehand paper templates I made. 

Hope you like it, I'm totally in love with it and I'm not even in love with bats so hope she loved it Smiley  Happy xmas all!

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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007 04:06:10 PM »

i think it looks awesome. i love it! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2007 04:21:42 PM »

OMG! I am totally in love with bats and want this! I love it!

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2007 07:27:30 PM »

I love this bag!  What a perfect background fabric; it looks fabulous.  This coming from one who hates BATS!!  I once had one tangle in my hair-it was a horrible experience.
I'm sure your MIL loved it.  Homemade gifts are the very best.
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2007 09:11:13 PM »

It is gorgeous!

« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007 11:08:41 PM »

That is a Wonderful twig Fabric, and a Great bag!

And I'm in love with the bats! Well Done!
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2007 11:14:25 PM »

I love this. It's gorgeous. It's given me inspiration for some fabric I have too.

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2007 01:51:52 AM »

that came out so SHARP! oh i love it! (i love bats, but i'd love it even if the bats were a different shape, just because the colours and pattern are so awesome!)

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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2007 01:50:37 PM »

Wow, this is GORGEOUS, you did a fantastic job Cheesy

(Also loving the fact you said "beddy-byes" .... I say beddy-byes too sometimes Cheesy)

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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2007 02:58:03 PM »

That's such a gorgeous bag! I love it! It looks awesome!

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