Thursday, April 17, 2008

Blue Bags

Amongst the miles of material given to me by a friend a week or so ago were two beautiful tableclothes. She suggested that it would be lovely to be able to have a row of them in her little boutique, Get Gorgeous in downtown Forster, NSW. So I gave it a go. So far I have only used up less than one tablecloth but I think the other one has been earmarked for a circle skirt.

This bag was based upon the design of one another friend found at a thrift shop. It is really comfortable and very roomy. Perfect for nappies or a trip to the beach. I have included a couple of pockets as well as room for two pens and a key fob in all of these bags. Even though I am not a pocket person I have a feeling that they help sell bags! Sorry I didn't get any photos of the inside.

This one is based on the Summer Serendipity bag by .It is also roomy but the lovely wide shoulder straps don't suit my sloping shoulders. But, as Maria says, someone else will love it.

This last bag is my own design. I love the look but I think I should have spent more time layering the seams so that they could have been flattened better. Still it is cute.

I couldn't find any suitable buttons either in my collection or in the local shops so I resorted to my current favourite method of combing two buttons. I think this looks even better with vintage buttons but is still great with new ones.



  1. Great bags! I love the wide strap.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway!
    I have tons of buttons, so if you win the pouch, I'll send some along for you.

    Kimberly :)

  2. I love the stripy bag with the button - lovely combination of fabrics. I also really like your use of a lace doiley on your owl bag too - super cute!

  3. What is a "circle skirt" made from a tablecloth? you want eat off your clothing or something?

  4. Hi - Thanks for visiting my blog - so I came over to check your out - great to see Australian Sites!! - I love your bags

    You mentioned the vintage tablecloths - I saw on another blog, can't remember which one - but someone had made a lovely retro apron out of an old 60's tablecloth - looked fab

  5. I love your blog! Thanks for entering my giveaway! When you make a circle skirt, can you post it so I can see how to do it? Thanks!

  6. I happened upon your blog from Down To Earth (Rhonda Jean's blog). These bags are fabulous!!!


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