Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Bag

I had my head turned by this bag on my friend Caroll's blog. Then my friend Stephanie decided to take the class and do a pattern review with tips for me. Thanks so much Stephanie! I got my elastic yesterday. I don't need another bag, but I am making this one any way.

I ordered the pattern and hardware kit from an Etsy store, iTrust. While at work yesterday I had a few minutes in between customers to shop for some fabric for my bag. I couldn't decide between the light blue and the gold fabrics for the bag interior, so I bought both. I'm thinking one will be the interior and one the pockets.

I have been admiring that circle batik for a while and I thought it would go nicely with the antique brass hardware. I would have preferred a different finish on the metal, but this was the only option. I hope to start on my new bag next week. This is the kind of thing I need to concentrate on to do a good job. Thus not a good project to start during Spring Break when the boy is home.


West Michigan Quilter said...

Love those fabrics and can't wait to see how your bag turns out. Clad you found the hardware kit. Hope it was a good deal. I've heard it can be expensive. Stephanie did have a good post and lots of tips. Love how her bag turned out too.

Mama Pea said...

Looks good! I can't wait to see the finished product! I would have preferred a nickel finish on my bag. Wish I had had access to that kind of hardware, myself. And of course, like you, I didn't need a new bag, but I had to make it!

Beeshebags said...

Love it....I do have a soft spot for bags....and owls!

Can't wait to see your finished bag.