Monday, September 15, 2008

Homesteads and Heritages

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Homesteads and Heritages is a unique bag made from a vintage colonial print I found at an antique store.

The flap has different fabric pieces sewn together making a quilt-like look.











Under the flap is a beautiful embroidered piece from a tablecloth purchased at the same antique store. My friend Cheryl gave me the rusty orange, and green and white check fabric that I needed to compliment the vintage pieces.

The front has a large pocket divided in three, made from the barn on the fabric- just perfect.

I just had to use the majestic eagle and so he is flying at the top of the back of the bag.

Below are two pockets, the cell pocket had a perfect spot for a fancy rhinestone button.










The lining has 3 pockets across it and one small one with a cute button for extra decoration.

All the piecing was time consuming, but worth the effort for a fun creation.

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 20th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Grace.

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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I saw this bag I knew even before I read the details that Grace made it! Beautiful!!!
KC

Anonymous said...

ANA from AZ. bids 30.00

Jillybean said...

Grace made a funky purse! This is quite unique. Love it. $35

Anonymous said...

ANA from AZ. says, Yes, it is very unique! 40.00

Jillybean said...

Why must we have the same tastes, Ana?? Aaaaaaah. $45

Anonymous said...

Because we are girls with taste!! I sure like ur style!! 50.00 remember, theres always next week. lol

ANA from AZ.

DB in AZ. said...

Would love to have this!!! $60.00

Anonymous said...

Okay Jillybean, I won't try to outbid my own daughter....sure is a pretty bag though....Mom from Bend

Anonymous said...

I was going to take a couple more pictures because the front of the bag looks washed out -- it is a lovely sage green. The back of the bags picture is not very clear, but it seems like you gals are going for it anyway! Thanks for the great comments. Wow Jill, can you believe I can do funky!!! Zaza's Grandma, Grace

mysistersjar said...

I've seen this bag in real life. It is a beautiful green. The photo of the front of the bag makes it look gray. The photo of the back of the bag on the white chair shows the true green color.

Also, Mom said it in passing, but in the photo where the book is shown, ALL those yellow flowers under the flap and hand-made embroidery. It is fabulous.

~Zaza's Mama

Anonymous said...

ANA from AZ. bids 65.00. It is truely an awsome bag and would go well with my other 3 bags i hav won!!! lol

DB in AZ. said...

Still got to have it!!!! $80.00

larisachristine said...

haha! U guys are a little crazy! :)

awwwww everytime i go on to look at the new bags week after week, i get this happy feeling inside. All this; all the bags, all the hours, all the material, and all the love that went into making all these bags was all for my lil sissy! :*)
I just want to thank everyone who bids and sews for BFZ!!! You all are amazing! Thank you for helping bring my sister HOME!
Larisa (ZaZa's big sissy)

mysistersjar said...

Ah, that was sweet Lala. You will be the BEST big sister. Well you already are, but it will be better with a lil sis.

And I stand corrected. Mom called me today to tell me that the yellow embroidered flowers are machine done. Sorry.

It's still a great bag... 1808.

Anonymous said...

far be it for me to bid on an "I got to have it" bag. good job db from az. but just so you know, i think this is one of the finest bags i have seen on this sight besides my very uniquelucky brand bag. it is so original and very classy. my father is a state senator here in az. and would hav loved this bag. very patriotic. dont u think?

ANA from AZ

Anonymous said...

To Ana: Thanks for you kind words about my colonial bag - the fabric at the antique store really appealed to me and it was quite a task putting it together. I've enjoyed all you gals commenting all week. Thanks for supporting us. much love, Grace

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh Grace, with a name like that the bag could be nothing but the finest!! thanks for the shout out! it is truely an honor to be recongnized by such a fine artist as yourself!! Truely.

ANA from AZ.

Jennie C. said...

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