12 October 2012

A story about a bag!

Now this is a story about a bag which I saw at Crazymom's house when we stayed with her in Atlanta.  Hers was blue and it sat on a side table and just took my fancy.  It sat SO well and SO sturdily but when you grabbed a piece of the ribbon it closed over the contents and was ready to go.  On questioning (no thumb screws were used or any form of torture) Crazymom said it was in her goodie bag at Tat Days 2011.  Ah, that's where it came from!!!

So on to Tat Days - no time to find out anything about the new love of my life but back at Joanie's afterwards she said that the pattern belonged to Anne Bruvold and had been spotted here on her blog.  Another part of the mystery was getting solved.

Back home in the UK Joanie sent me a copy of the pattern and I wrote to Anne as I was STILL madly in love with the idea and asked if I could make one/some for friends.  

Here is my first attempt.  Are you in love now?  It's SUCH a clever idea and I must thank Anne SO MUCH for being so kind and letting me have a go at her pattern.  She said I could make some and sell in Etsy but that will have to wait until next Spring - IF brain cell 3 is in the right mood then.  

I actually made a few of these before putting the sewing machine away for the winter.

Oh, I did land up with a sore thumb when I was putting in one of the eyelets and 'missed'!!!!  I DO NOT LIKE eyelets - never have done and never will but the bag is worth all the pain and frustration of eyelets!!!


Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely bags, great idea and there's plenty of room which is useful

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

They look great! Good job, Jane!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Great bag!

TotusMel said...

My, that is a clever and magic looking bag!

Wendy said...

What a clever idea !!

Jon Yusoff said...

I am one of those who always think "I can make this" but never get round to actually making it.

But, this is so so clever and the construction look simple enough, I think I can make this ... there I go again, :(

IsDihara said...

*Gasp* SQUEEEE!!!! I see that one of the FABBO bags is made with the yummy-scrummy fabric I sent home with you from Tat Days. Double squeeeee!!!!

I am in love with this new bag -- and the three others that you made look great too. But my heart has been stolen by orange flower bag. *le sigh*

God's Kid said...

Neat!! :)

Crazy Mom! said...

These are lovely, Jane!

And my blue bag is once again sitting right beside me.

BTW, that puzzle cloth is used as a symbol for autism research

Jane McLellan said...

Neat idea!

Jane Eborall said...

Thanks, Crazy Mom for that information. The more research done on autism the better.
Oh, IsDihara - wish I'd known you liked that new style bag before I'd mailed the others. Ah well you'll have to see what the postman brings! I love it too.

Phyllis said...

Great idea and seems so simple. Love the fabric. It is nice to see something that is grab 'n go.

Phyllis said...

Lovely fabric. Great idea. It is nice to see something that is grab and go. Probably could be made smaller for one project (yeah right - how many of us have one project going on!).

Unknown said...

WOW these are ace!!!

Luv Jane XX

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