Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Bag--Neutral Tones

Hello again folks! This is my second post this week  and it's only Tuesday. I think life might be finally settling down after several months of family health emergencies, hospitalizations and one very untimely car accident. Everyone is fine--knock on wood and I am looking forward to some relatively calm days ahead.

I stitched up a new bag yesterday using a doily as the center motif. It was a set of two doilies before I used the smaller one on a zipper bag. I have been reserving the large one for precisely this project! I used a tiny tone-on-tone floral print for the lining. The two tones match the colors of the main fabric and the cotton thread in the doily perfectly! Note the cute lacey edging on both sides of the straps. I couldn't resist!

Inside is a generous pocket edged with the same ivory lace edging that I used on the straps.

Then I had some fabric left over so I made a matching set of zipper bags.

The zipper pulls are made from recycled sari silk. (sari ribbon)

I'm pleased with the final results. I love the neutral beige tones and find myself drawn to these colors. Now what shall I make? I have such a large collection of vintage linens and lace....I'm sure I'll think of something and chances are good that you'll hear about it! Have a lovely evening friends!

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