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« on: May 02, 2006 06:01:42 PM »

I have been so busy with swaps that I forgot about my own Spring purse!  I carry a cell, lip gloss, sunglasses, and a wallet with a zillion pockets!  Of course, my tote carries everything else!  Cheesy

I have tons of vintage kimono fabrics from my wall hangings and quilts so I decided to piece a bunch of the smaller pieces together and make my current favorite craft:  a purse!!  They are so easy that so far I have made about eight of them!  This one is my fav cos it goes with my jeans, which I wear to work everyday!  Lining is a simple black satin and the strap is a reinforced cording.  I beaded a bauble for the tab but the pic does not show it! Undecided

Here ya go:  my own Spring Bag


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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006 06:03:28 PM »

Very, very cute. Is it like 'patchwork'?
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006 07:11:39 PM »

i love the colors!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006 09:13:44 PM »

adorable! where'd you get teh vintage kimono fabric?
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006 06:37:13 AM »

adorable! where'd you get teh vintage kimono fabric?

My mother's family in Japan; ebay; lots of places I found on the Internet--ah-kimono is my favorite! so is minokame because they sell small pieces instead of those nasty big bundles I used to order!

I have a huge basket that I throw all my scraps in and then I sit on the living room floor and sort through to find compatible colors to make the bags!  A big mess but lots of fun!

Thanks for looking and the compliments all!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006 06:40:44 AM »

I have a huge basket that I throw all my scraps in and then I sit on the living room floor and sort through to find compatible colors to make the bags!  A big mess but lots of fun!

Sounds like a lot of fun! You're lucky to have lots of kimono fabric.. I love it but don't have any  Embarrassed
Your bag is very pretty! Don't forget to show us your other kimono bags  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006 06:20:01 PM »

beautiful!!  I found I was keeping alot of scraps, but threw a bunch away because they were too small to make anything worth while.  Your bag is gorgeous!
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