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Topic: A little of this and a little of that purse  (Read 4092 times)
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« on: May 04, 2013 10:43:51 AM »

I've had this idea simmering for a while and this challenge gave me the push I needed to actually do it!
One thing I think I'm good at is trying new things so, for this bag, I tried several.





On this side I tried flower lattice/North American/Canadian/whatever-you-want-to-call-it smocking, using fabric glue to position trim...


lattice or braid pattern whatever-smocking and using fabric glue to hold lace in place. I also beaded "sunshine" in morse code (1 bead for a dot, 3 together for a dash) and paid homage to this pillow I made for a swap a while back.

And on this side I tried...

honeycomb or pleat smocking and machine embroidery (it says "pumpkin" in Russian Smiley )


I also added some cut-out-and-ironed-on stars (they're cut out of the gray linen and the linen is ironed onto the off-white underneath).

The pieced parts with all the things I tried are pockets hiding pockets!



It holds it's shape well, even when I put in all the stuff I carry around!


Inside are 2 pockets on each side. I like pockets Cheesy


And up top is a zipper! I love zippers! Grin

I made the pattern myself. The sides angle in smaller at the top, or widen at the bottom, however you want to think of it. It's about 10.5" by 9.75" by about 2" at the base and 1" at the top.


Thanks so much for looking! And thanks for the incentive to get this done! Now I have a purse for the summer!
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2013 10:55:09 AM »

I LOOVVVE this C! You did such a great job! I can definitely tell that this is showcasing your talent...I recognize all the techniques that youve used on previous projects. I love every bit of it, and the color is great! I am so glad you made this for yourself-you totally deserve it. (Although if you ever get tired of it... Wink Cheesy)
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2013 11:20:14 AM »

Really cool! All of those techniques work together so well!
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2013 11:36:28 AM »

Wow this purse is really nice.  I love all the details you put into it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013 01:03:47 PM »

Great work there! So glad you finished it on time and ALL for YOU!  Cheesy

I love all the pockets you created, colour and shape are lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013 01:18:21 PM »

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013 01:27:13 PM »

I adore this bag and all the little techniques you've used on it!!  Great job  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013 01:30:20 PM »

Oh, thanks, everyone!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2013 03:22:08 PM »

This is fantastic, I love the mixture of textures.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013 03:58:48 PM »

Ooohhhh, I love your bag, and I usually don't care about bags. The many techniques, the patchwork, the 3D, ....drooling!
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013 05:00:11 PM »

Gorgeous is the word!
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2013 05:38:20 AM »

Thank you much!
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2013 07:54:03 AM »

This is such an awesome bag!  Fabulous way to work your talents into it!
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2013 04:47:31 PM »

Thanks kindly!
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2013 07:13:19 AM »

You bag is wonderful--showing off so many techniques and your artsy self!  Love the details you put into this bag...and it is not only lovely, it is practical with all of the pockets!
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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2013 07:08:54 AM »

Oh, thank you!
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2013 05:19:48 PM »

I love how you incorporated so many different techniques and put them together Ina way that shows them off so well.  Great job, it is beautiful.
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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2013 02:19:30 PM »

Thanks so much, everyone! I'm super happy and excited (still!) that I won the challenge. Thanks again for the push to make this purse. It's getting lots of use.
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2013 11:17:50 AM »

I love it, I love the plaits, I love the experiments, the colour, everything.

It's wonderful, congratulations for such a work.

It makes me wish to go open my "manipulating the fabric" book Smiley
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