Friday, June 26, 2009

Mission completed

I managed to ignore distractions yesterday afternoon and finish my Baguette handbag.

Frances kindly offered to model it for me thismorning - I thought that might be more attractive as I'm still in my banana print flannelette pj's (I could join the bananas in pyjamas).

This is my very first zippered handbag pocket. I'm actually amazed at just how easy it was (due to Nikki's fantastic instructions).

I'm going to fill it up with my various bits and bobs and hit the op shops later on today...yippee!

39 comments:

our shabby cottage said...

Lookin fab Curly! I love it - I must get one of Nikki's purse frame patterns. You will look so stylish heading round the oppies today!!

amity ville boronia said...

It looks perfect! You're so clever :)

Sandrine said...

Oh "trop joli"!!!!LOVE it!!You are really good advert for Nikki pattern;)))Now I want it...but I have to finish my hats orders first;((

Cath from chunkychooky said...

looks fab and even more impressive as the pattern is labelled advanced- that always scares me off so good on you!

Kelly O. said...

turned out beautifully! Love the fabric choices!

m.e (Cathie) said...

sooo beautiful!
hey, my little one would love you in your bananas pj's..."nana nana nana.."
happy op-shopping!

Mommyof2girlz said...

It looks fabulous, love the fabric, great job!

Tammy James said...

Its totally gorgeous!! Well done!

Christina Lowry said...

The fabric is so you! The purse looks so professional. You have done a fantastic job! :)

PS. Word verification is "blogi". I found it amusing...

jannimary said...

I love it! Very classy! Have fun op-shopping.

Christy said...

very gorgeous purse! well done.:)

beccasauras said...

Oh, so cute!! Will have to make one now, great fabric too. Sorry didn't get out your way yesterday, money issues and no petrol! Resolving now though. Might as weel bring swap stuff to Sewjourn, leave some room in your car haha.

Kuka said...

oooh gorgeous!
I love that fabric!

Julia said...

This bag is unbelievable! I love it. Have you noticed how much the fabric is like that at the heading of your blog? Of course you have.

Melanie said...

Oh, beautiful job Cam. I have two bag patterns by Nikki, but have so far lacked the uninterrupted time and focus I need to sew them. (I don't want to wing it either)

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

It worked out beautifully! I love the fabrics you chose, they should combat a Melbourne winter nicely. : )

Beach Vintage said...

Great choice of fabrics, well done xx

Emjie said...

Oh! I do love the bag. I'd like to make myself one. Or two. Or even three.

Ulla said...

A zippered pocket is very important in a handbag, especially if the bag is an open model. Lovely fabrics!

Nikki said...

Super star!!! Thanks for testing it for me, Cam. You're a gem. Thanks also for saying lovely things.

Cute as Buttons said...

Looking swish! Clever you.

megsie said...

super gorgeous! i just commented on your last post before i saw this one opps! it certainly did turn out brilliantly!

Michelle said...

It looks FANTASTIC!! Zippers still scare me, and I've made hundreds of zippered pouches. Go figure!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Wow - very very cool. Have fun in the op shops!

Swirlyarts said...

Oh it worked out beautifully - don't forget to show us what you bought at the op shops :)

Annette Piper said...

THat looks great! Congrats on doing the zipper just right :)

Cass said...

Looks great Cam, well done on the zip pocket

Gina said...

Perfection Ms Curlypops. And Frances is quite a spunk, Mrs Doubtfire might be more useful but frankly I'd prefer to be looking at Frances and at least pretending to be so svelte...
BTW I was at a blogmeet today and saw no less than THREE Curlypops crazy-stitch flower brooches. They look wonderful Cam.

mandapanda said...

It looks fantastic Cam!! Well done! I saw a tote bag the other day made from an old tea towel! They'd simply folded it and sewn it up, then added the inner material (what's the proper word for that gain?) Oh, right! Lining! Then they'd put a zip on the top and viola! I thought you might be able to do the same with some of your tea towels. Just a thought.

Jennifer Rose said...

looks wonderful! :D

jodie nicholson said...

Hey, nice job on the baguette! Love the finish.

Tinniegirl said...

I am most impressed Cam. It looks great.

Stacy said...

Awesome - looks fantastic!

PaisleyJade said...

Wonderful! It looks perfect... yo clever girl. I must conquer the zip!

Lauren said...

Fantastic! I can definitely see you carrying that one around :-)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just perfect!

le @ thirdontheright said...

ohhh I love it - I espec love it that the inside is as divine as the outside - yummy !! le

Linda said...

your bag is very impressive Cam it looks soooo wonderful you are so clever

craftygirlwithruffle said...

This bag looks even better in the flesh (fabric?)