Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A completed project


I've finally finished the City Bag for my aunt. I'm quite impressed at just how professional it looks and I'm hoping that she will love it.


I picked up the supplies that I needed from Nikki to make an adjustable strap. I was quite excited by the adjustable strap, and of course now I want to chop all my handbag straps off and replace them...agggghhhh

I still had lots of fabric left so I quickly whipped up a few extra goodies to go with the handbag.
A zippered pouch....


A coin purse....

.... and a passport holder based on this tutorial from A Spoonful of Sugar.
I didn't have any clear PVC so I've just substituted fabric instead to make the pockets, and I used my 18mm bias tape maker to make a little button loop.


... and then finished off with a vintage button from my late Nana's stash (who is my aunts mum) so hopefully she'll really love that bit.

Now back to the 'to do' list.



35 comments:

amity ville boronia said...

I love the strap too. It's great :) Is it sewn by you? Or bought and added? I love, love, love the matching accesories too. I think that kind of thing is awesome!!

beccasauras said...

Great bag and accessories! Love the fabric, the button goes great. What a treat, opening the bag and finding all those goodies inside!

Miss Muggins said...

I love the passport hoder - I must make me one of those for my travels. Thanks for showing me yours. (your passport holder that is!)

PaisleyJade said...

What a great bag and amazing accessories! I wish you were my niece!!!

amanda said...

The passport holder is great. The fabric and the button. So cute.

Linda said...

Cam the bag is lovely and yes it does look so professional and all the cute things to go with it, what a fabulous present!!! The parka repair is great too!!!

Bek said...

This looks so great. Don't you just love it when something works out so well. I love the little extras too. What a special pressie.

Ulla said...

You seem to be a professional with the zippers already! The adjustable strap is a great idea; if the starp is not the right length, the bag is not comfortable. This is a great set.

Selina said...

you are sooo fabulous Cam! love your work! and that fabric too!

bubbachenille said...

Super gorgeous, great gift and I love the fact that it's a "family" button...nice work !

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Cam I am seriously impressed with your bag. And to think there are matching accessories!! She'll be the best accessorized woman O/S. That blue floral is just gorgeous.

Margaret said...

Oh I love the fabric and yes it does look very professional. I love Nikki's square glides and rings, I bought a bundle at the stitches and craft show.

thornberry said...

Oh wow! How happy is your aunt going to be? All those beautiful goodies, they look just lovely!

Swirlyarts said...

The bag is gorgeous and the strap looks great. The button is a very nice touch too.

Michelle said...

oh what a fantastic collection...the straps look so professional...very envious...and of course i adore the vintage button...

Sarah said...

That is really georgeous - all the accessories and beautifully put together bag. Well done!

edward and lilly said...

Wow, what a great gift giver you are! And i love the nostalgic touch of the button.

clare's craftroom said...

Fantastic and I love the memory button too .

Nicola said...

A really beautiful bag, well done.

Cass said...

Cam it looks fantastic, well done. Love the passport holder too

Jenaveve said...

How professional do all of these look together? It makes me want to have matched 'everything'.

It's incredible how well that fabric suits the pouch and the pocket holder - great bunch of goodies - and if your Aunt doesn't like them I know someone who does ;P

Christina Lowry said...

I agree. It looks so professional and all the extras are so thoughful and beautiful. I hope she loves it! :) Do I see more bags like this on the horizon?!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your Aunt is going to love her gorgeous gifts! Love the adjustable strap on the bag - so much more practical.

Missie Krissie said...

Yikes Cam, way to make the rest of us feel inadequate! Great job!

Jennifer Rose said...

this looks wonderful :D love how you matched the zippers and the button to the fabric. very nice touch

gkgirl said...

this is amazing!!

Megan: The Byron Life said...

Lovely work Cam. As usual :)
That fabric is divine - looks great with the button.
x

Michelle said...

All the bags and pouches look fantastic! I personally love the idea of an adjustable strap on your Curlypops bags. He he.

Loz and Dinny said...

Wow - you are so wonderful! I particularly love the passport holder - think I might check out that tutorial! As always - your blog makes me smilex

Kirsty said...

Fabulous Cam...I love all your matching bits & pieces.

Georgie Love said...

Oh, I love that fabric desperately!

Lauren said...

I love the passport holder too! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I think your big sister would love a bag like that for....er....Easter :-)

Elizabeth said...

what a lovely set!

i love the little zippered pouch and coin purse - the orange zipper is perfect!

Nikki said...

What do you mean "It doesn't look like something I made".... you're a SUPER sewing gal!!!

I love all the accessories, and so glad you overcame your fear of zips!!