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Topic: Mother's day tote/purse/keychain/keyfob  (Read 1208 times)
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CMFoster
« on: May 10, 2008 12:31:27 PM »

My mother in law is hard to buy for, but luckily, she really appreciates a hand made gift.  So, I decided to make her a bag and matching key chain.  I really, really, really am happy with how it turned out.  I kinda want to keep it for myself - hey, I'm a mother too! Wink

Anyway - this is the bag.......

Outside:


Inside, showing the pocket:


The set - with the keychain:


I really like alternating the lining fabric with the exterior fabric.  I especially like the look it gives with the straps.  Also, I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but the bag is quilted.

As always - comments are welcome!  Thanks for looking!!
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Terracruz
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 12:43:02 PM »

This is lovely! She's going to love it!
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Terra
YukinaKipling
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 12:54:55 PM »

super cool. the fabrics work really well together
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PoodlyBooty
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008 01:49:44 PM »

Looks great and love the fabric, the matching keychain is super cool too.  How did you make that keychain, like what metal piece did you use?
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SleepyTortuga
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008 02:14:41 PM »

Turned out really cute. Smiley
I'm sure she's going to love it!
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CMFoster
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2008 08:06:33 PM »

Thanks, guys!  I hope that she'll like it.  She usually does really appreciate 'homemade' as opposed to store bought - so, I'm hopeful!!

Looks great and love the fabric, the matching keychain is super cool too.  How did you make that keychain, like what metal piece did you use?

I have a bit more information about the keychains on this post:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=243534.0  ... Hope that helps!  Let me know if you have any other questions!!

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beeshebags
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008 09:32:24 PM »

Hi Hun,

I'm sure she's gonna love it.....I'm a Mom too....so mine's in the post is it? lol Just kidding.  Note to self, try and teach my daughter how to make bags!  I'm loving how you alternated the lining fabric in the straps....really sets the bag of nicely.

Let us know what your Mother in Law thought of it.

Hugs
Naomi
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jw3280
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008 04:55:50 AM »

Beautiful bag!
Love the fabric...would be so happy to receive one from DIL or DD even.....
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CMFoster
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008 07:11:35 AM »

Thanks, guys!  I'm giving it to her today - along with a Hydrangea bush that my Husband bought for her.  I'll let you know how she liked it!  I think that she will like it!!
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CMFoster
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008 04:12:24 PM »

I think that she liked it very well.  At least she said she did.  Thanks for the kind words about it!! Smiley
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