Monday, September 1, 2008

The Cat of Bubastes

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Oh, the lucky winner of this bag will be the cat's meow! The Cat of Bubastes is a dungaree special made from a pair of Lucky Brand jeans (Thank you, Connie!), posh tapestry, rich brown wool and thick woven spring cottons hidden inside.

The Cat is the first flapless carrier bag for BFZ with 12 pockets and a tie closure! The front and back of the bag were so cute showcasing the Lucky labels, tags and zipper, I couldn't bring myself to cover them up with a flap. Even the zipper pull has a four-leaf clover shaped hole!

There are NINE pockets on the outside of the bag and three large pockets inside. All but one of the jean pockets are functional. The cell phone pocket has the buttonhole opening in case you like to hang keys, bobbles, whatevers on your bags.

The lining is a sturdy fawn tweed accented with white, blue and flowered cottons. The double pocket is topped with a vintage baby blue button. The smaller pocket on the interior is a British tea towel that is far more suited for The Cat from Bubastes than my linen closet. I removed the tag from the waist band of the jeans and sewed it in the lining for a professional dungaree look.

The Cat has slightly different dimensions than the typical BFZ bag. It is 17" long when lying flat and the front and back panels are 9" tall. (I love long, squatty bags!) The strap is 48" long but can be shortened by retying the knot.

As the hip patch reads, "Lucky Brand Dungarees of America: Too Tough to Die!" Long live the Cat!

Bid on this bag by leaving your name and a bid in the comments section. Bidding starts at $25 and increases by whole $s please. Highest bidder at 8am (PDT) on Saturday, September 6th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Linda.

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18 comments:

Jennie C. said...

And please don't ask me how to pronounce "Bubastes" ...

Kimberly said...

This is my favourite of the week! $30!

mysistersjar said...

I don't know how to pronounce it either... but I say Boo-bass-tees. I'm reading it to my kids this month when we're studying Egypt. :o)
~Zaza's Mama

Anonymous said...

katie in AZ love it i bid $50

Jillybean said...

Katie who??!
I bid $51.

Anonymous said...

do u jilly bean , well i bid $55
katie in AZ

Jillybean said...

Oh reheeeeheeeeeheeeallly!!
I bid $56.

Anonymous said...

ok sister, here we go
$60 from katie in AZ

Jillybean said...

Oh, I'm so on you like butter on toast.
I bid $61.

mysistersjar said...

More like a fly to flypaper.
:o)

Anonymous said...

i love butter on toast !!!
katie in az bids $70

tanya said...

Ooooh! I love watching bidding wars! The only problem with an online auction is you miss out on the hair-pulling.

Jennie C. said...

The trash talk is definitely one entertaining advantage of this system versus eBay!

Anonymous said...

The colours are wonderful together & a great original design. Linda you have done it again!! Can't wait 'til Sat.

Anonymous said...

Well ladys, i love butter and jelly on toast!! lol. you guys are to cute! i bid 75.00

ANA from AZ.

Anonymous said...

$ i bid $ from Az katie

Anonymous said...

i meant to say $80 from Az i think i missed it

Jennie C. said...

ANA from AZ - you are the highest bidder! If you haven't already, please email BagsForZaza@gmail.com to arrange payment and shipping/pickup.