Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Slowly tickin' em off the list

This one's been a work in progress for a few weeks, but I finally managed to finish it on the weekend.

My sister's favourite colour is purple, and corduroy is one of my favourite fabrics, so I've put them together to whip up this bag for her. The vintage floral is from a bedspread that I found at the oppy on one of my sprees with Tinniegirl. It was obviously on the bed in someone's spare room for a very long time - there's a quite distinct fade mark in one area where the sun must have been shining in the window day after day after day. What better way to give it a new purpose than to include it in a new bag.

I've given it a fully adjustable strap so that she can decide whether to wear it across the body or over the shoulder. Now I just need to package it up and pop it in the post..... oh, and I also need to make another one for my older sister who spied this one and now feels left out!

31 comments:

JasperBoy said...

Love-ly!!

Jen in Melbourne

Michelle said...

It's so beautiful! Lucky sister!

Nikki Cardigan said...

I looks great Cam. The bedspread fabric is perfect.

clare's craftroom said...

Great bag , I love that fabric .

Cat said...

Gorgeous bag, you are very clever! What a great oppy find with the material.

DELiciousDesignz said...

That is fantastic - You have done a great job..

Melanie said...

awesome bag!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Love the bag! There is something magical about purple corduroy!

Swirlyarts said...

That bag is fantastic! Love the colour, the cord and the fantastic sheet detail :)

PaisleyJade said...

I love it! Your sisters are super spoilt!

dorothybills said...

wow, this bag look's fantastic, love it!

Jennifer Rose said...

that is a gorgeous bag and made better (if possible) by reusing the bedspread :)

bubbachenille said...

Sounds like your weekend away invigorated you to get stuck into your list ! Gorgeous bag too !

Lisa said...

That's one lucky sister! Beautiful

Emjie said...

This is a lovely bag. I can picture a crafty and female version of Ford Prefect travelling through the universe with this bag over her shoulder.

Tammy James said...

Gorgeous Bag ... I can see why older sis feels left out!

Finki (jay) said...

Those colors are fabulous, great score on the bedspread.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Purple-icious!!

Christina Lowry said...

Oh, that bedspread must be soooo happy! Now it will be able to walk down the street, catch the bus, wait in lines, see the grass and not just the inside of a room and a washing machine!
The bag is beautiful. No wonder the other sister wants one!

m.e (Cathie) said...

you have given the bedspread a new lease on life, wow. gorgeous creation as always :)

Michelle said...

love the colour...
and corduroy is fantastic...
lucky sis...

Kirsty said...

The bedspread fabric is fabulous Cam.

muralimanohar said...

Noice. I've been looking for vintage sheets over in Hawaii, and the selection has been, basically, total crap. Pill-y poly-cotton crap. Blah. Yours is so much better! :p

karin said...

That's a great bag! I can imagine your other sister want one too :-) They are very lucky to have such a talented sister.

Selina said...

Love it Cam!

Cindy said...

The colours are fabulous. I can't believe how well they go together. I tell you if I found that spare room I would never leave

craftygirlwithruffle said...

Love it! The colours look great. The bedspread is too nice to be mouldering away in a spare room somewhere.

Tania said...

Talk about tickin' em off in style!

PS. Thanks for showing me the light re: all those confounded computer cables tangled across my workspace. Pending therapy in table holes...

myf said...

aww corduroy is so snugly

Jenny said...

Love this! The colours are fabulous

Stacey said...

I love this bag! The colours, the style. Gorgeous!