Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My first finish of 2012!

I don't know if you notice the "Santa Sack Swap" in the side bar, but that bag is the one that Carol made for me & I carried it as a purse from Thanksgiving until a couple of days after Christmas and I loved it.  And I had quite a few nice comments on it as well.  So, I decided to make a few more similar to it.... the pattern is by Stephanie of Loft Creations.  I made my own version of it by cutting 2.5" squares for the top section, and have plans to make at least 2 more - both different than the original or this one.  :-) 

And a bit closer (don't look too closely - it's NOT perfect!)......

 Anyway, the fabric is the new Moda "Chemistry" (from a charm pack that my dear friend Jeanne sent me at Christmas) and Moda "L'Amour" from a year or two ago that I had in my massive fabric stash.   I think they blend well together.  I love red/brown together & the pink thrown in doesn't hurt it any (it's not baby pink! lol).   I used a magnetic snap instead of the loop & button, though I may use that on another - we'll see, and I left the pocket off.  I thought with all those squares & all those prints, the pocket might be a bit "much".

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful week & happy stitching & sewing!

14 comments:

Karen said...

That's cute Amy! Love the color combos too...

happy sewing...

Catherine said...

Very, very cute! Love the colors!

Nan said...

I love the fabric you used. I'm sure you'll get lots of compliments on this one too.

Friendship Crossing said...

I have that exact same fabric and I love it! your purse/tote is adorable Amy! Very cute and now it gives me some new ideas for my fabric~ LOL

Tanya

Stephanie said...

What a lovely version!

MichelleKS said...

That is gorgeous!! Have you by any chance still got and black and white fabric in that stash?? LOL

Beth Pearce said...

That is a very cute bag! My DIL made a bag for me for Christmas I need to post a picture of it!

Carol said...

Your bag is so cute Amy! I love it. I really like Chemistry fabric. Good idea to do a patchwork.

Ginny said...

Your bag is great! I love making purses, so I look carefully whenever I see a handmade one. One detail I noticed is how you did the quilting. I'll have to keep that in mind if I ever make a patchwork bag. Love your colors, too!

Fiona said...

Very cute bag.

Christina said...

Very cute.

Andrea said...

A great colour combination. Lovely finish.

Shelleen said...

Beautiful bag!

Sylvie said...

Congratulations, it's gorgeous!