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Friday, 17 August 2012

The Bag Lady


Tis official I am a Bag Lady LOL! With limited time at the moment for crafting I'm still managing to squeeze in a little sewing. I've fallen in love with japanese linens, which is what I've used here for exterior of the Graceful Kelly bag. I resisted the urge to add lace and embellishments as I didn't want to cover up any of the fabric. I used a free pattern from U-handbag.com.


It's pretty roomy too and I liked the fabric so much I made another bag from Lisa Lams The bag bible. This time a reverse able shopper. Bias binding is a dirty word around here now LOL.  I made the central yoyo flower as a removable fastener.




Oh dear I'm becoming a hoarder of fabric now as well as paper, yikes what is it with us crafters.


And few piccies off a mini break to Wells-next-to-the-sea to bore you with.






As much as I like blue sky it's so much more interesting with some puffy clouds, don't you think!

Have a fabby day & Happy Crafting XX



20 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

what wonderful fabrics....and youve made some stunning bags out of them.Fab photo's too...thanks for sharing.Hope you have a great weekend.

Evil Edna said...

oh lustful! those bags are great. beautiful images ,wish I was going to the seaside not work.EE

baileyrosy.com said...

You are the bag lady with the mostest ! More stunning bags from you. Love your fabric choices and the beautiful designs you use I just want to know what you do with them, I dont see an etsy shop anywhere on your sidebar.

Marie

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning bags both of them, nothing wrong with being a bag lady when they turn out like this!! Great photos too and have a great weekend hopefully with some crafting in there somewhere!

Samantha Read said...

I'm huge fan of puffy clouds Paula, adore your bags! Big hugs xxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your bags are gorgeous Paula! And so are the linens. I wish I could make something this beautiful... Hope you had a nice relaxing break. The piccies are lovely! xx

lynne said...

Dear Paula
When do I get to move into your home?!!! I adore handbags of all shapes and sizes so to be able to create one from a pattern leaves me in awe of your sewing talents.
These are incredibly beautiful, I know I would buy them if I spied them in a shop.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Lovely photographs you've shared.

Terry said...

Paula, these bags are beautiful and the fabrics are oh so elegant! No wonder you are collecting fabrics! Great pictures and I also think that puffy white clouds add extra beauty to the sky! Enjoy the weekend!

Sue C said...

Paula your bags are gorgeous ! I would be proud to call myself bag lady if I could create master pieces like yours ! Wells is one of my favourite places and I agree, a few fluffy clouds make all the difference ! Sue C x

Netty said...

wow Paula your bags are drop dead gorgeous my friend. Do you sell them? Loved the photographs of Wells, its a beautiful place to visit. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both are fabulous bags, thanks for sharing the beautiful photos too.
Anja

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous materials, love those bags.
Yvonne x

Dorthe said...

Dear Paula,
what beautiful bags, all, I love the rose fabrics you used , they are gorgeous.
And your photoes are so beautiful,too-yes the clouds makes it all look more allive, I think.
Hugs,Dorthe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous bags, you're very talented :)

Brenda Brown said...

What a talented lady you are Paula, fabulous purse and bags, gorgeous fabrics.
Is that Wells on the east coast?
Hugs Brenda xox

Elly said...

And i am your official purse/ bag fan. (:o)

Just me said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous and I love those bags!
Your pictures look so wonderfully peaceful! Thanks for sharing!

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Paula. Gorgeous bags. Looove the fabric you have used. Fab photos TFS.
Regards Florence x

Sue said...

Paula the bags are just 'must haves'. Lovely pictures too. I've never been there but it looks my kinda place.

Maria said...

Wow, what stunning bags Paula! I love the clasp one in particular, and that fabric is just beautiful.

Maria x