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Topic: Finally--a bag for ME!!! Yay!!  (Read 1558 times)
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« on: February 25, 2008 05:00:45 PM »

i ordered some pre-made purse handles from Tallpoppycraft.com and I've been waiting for this weekend to make something. I bought some place mats from Pier One planning on making this bag. Didn't like how the handles looked with the material so I went through my stash and found other place mats I had bought forever go!! Matched it with some great $1 a yard fabric from W-mart. So here is my new 'wish it were spring' bag!!

And now I'm realizing that I was in such a hurry I didn't lay it out nice. The side of it isn't really that wonky.I've been obsessed with birds lately so I painted a drawing I did on the bottom  Grin I tried to put in a close up but craftster photo hosting won't accept any pic I take that is only the bird. I got frustrated so I stopped trying. Does anyone else have that problem? It accepts only some of your pics even though there is nothing different in file size or anything? I don't get it. Embarrassed Cry

I tried to get a good shot of the fabrics. I put buttons over the bottom of the handles in the front and finally tried out my buttonhole foot! Amazing invention!!! The place mat is the dark teal; it's kind of woven. The main part of the bag is a teal and aqua "danish" floral as the bf calls it.

Whatcha think?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008 05:20:07 PM »

I like the purse,
but i really love the bird.
Did you draw it yourself? and if so how did you get it to stay on the bag?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008 05:21:58 PM »

Very cute!  Smiley The bird is awesome! That is so cool that you drew that, all i can draw are stick figures Wink

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008 05:25:24 PM »

 Thanks both of you so much! My BF actually said something similar. He didn't realize I actually drew it myself until I said so. I think that's a good thing! Yes I doodled the bird. I drew it based on a picture of a robin redbreast I found. Then I just kinda stylized it. After wasting time playing with the stencil and adding leaves I painted it on with a mix of acrylic paints. The painting took 2 mins if even. Freezer paper is amazing  Grin And now I can have a little songbird with me!
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008 06:34:06 PM »

absoulutely beautiful!
& you drew it yourself :] hehe
cute bag

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008 07:38:33 PM »

I love the bird stencil, so cute Smiley

« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008 05:34:23 PM »

awesome draw! the bird its beautiful and makes the bag look better
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008 09:10:10 AM »

very nice.  I would have never guessed this was made from a placemat.  How did you do  this?  thanks.  catdaddytn

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008 01:43:10 PM »

beautiful!!! i know that 'i get to keep this one!' feeling too, its a good one  Cheesy

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