Saturday, October 16, 2010

as promised.............

A few posts back I posted a picture with some black and yellow scraps showing under the current project, so here is the finished bag!  Above is the bag with the handles in progress.
Those handles were hard, but worth it!  I covered some plastic tubing from Lowe's and the big guy helped me use a tube connector section to hold them together.  The bag book suggested taping them and then stitching your fabric tube over that, but it wouldn't have held very well at all.  The tube connector was a tough thing to push through, especially with the problem wrist on my left hand, but eventually I figured it out, I took a hairdryer to it to soften it up! 

And here is the finished black and yellow ruffled bag!  As Lady Lee would say...... "how stinkin cute is that?"  I'm working on another one using up scraps that will be in a very springlike colorway.

Miss V loves this bag!  The only problem is that I used a solid black for the lining and it's hard to see inside!  I could get her one of those little key chain flashlights I suppose!  I saw some very expensive bags at a department store once that had a light that went on inside when you opened them up.  Of course then I had to wonder if you could get one with a remote too..............

6 comments:

Vicki W said...

It really is adorable!

Susan Freebery said...

I am literally laughing out loud - seriously, a bag that lights up when you open it???!!! Too funny! I love that bag you made for Miss V. Do you have anymore of that tubing hanging around? I would love to see what it is. Maybe you could take a photo of it for us all....

SkippyMom said...

Lucky Miss V. That is stunning and what all the girls are carrying these days. But a light up purse? I have never seen [or heard of] something so ridiculous in stores. Wow. Very funny.

Rumi said...

Very fun! Great job Mare.

I know what you mean about dark linings. I love bags with light linings. Gets dirty faster but easier to find stuff in there!

Chris said...

Gorgeous bag Mary! Miss V is a lucky lady!

Keep Stitchin' said...

Beautiful,Mary!! Where's mine????