I have just finished up a bag that I have created for my good friend Anna. Anna is a potter and she and I are bartering for some of our creations. I made the bag for her and I will be getting some of her lovely pottery for Christmas gifts.
This bag was a wonderful challenge for me. Anna favors a very earthy color pallette and she requested that her collage bag be created using greens, browns and some blue. I had to really search to find any brown in my fabric stash!!! I had tons of greens and blues, but brown is just not a color that I work with or even like!!!!! I had to grow my stash!!! Oh the horror of HAVING to go out and purchase some new fabric!!!!!!! (NOT!!!) While I was out and on the hunt, I found a wonderful remnant of upholstery fabric to use as the lining! Anna also asked that the bag be large enough to carry a water bottle and her small wallet. I decided to give the bag a flat bottom to accomodate the bottle.
Here are some shots of the bag.
Anna often uses acorns as a motif in her pottery so when I found these brown acorn beads I caused quite a stir in the bead store by doing a little happy dance!!
In this next shot you can see a close up of part of the back where I used my own fabric/paper beads.
Here you cn see the "paper bag style" bottom that I used to make room for Anna's water bottle. Then I put three fringes on either end as one MUST have beaded dangles on one of my bags!
Here you get a glimpse of the lining fabric.
Well, it is going to be a very exciting night watching the election returns come in, so I have to go and get dinner ready!!
I have more projects to share so I will post again soon!!!