Monday, September 22, 2008

Like Abigail

Click on any picture for a larger view.
** Additional photos added Tue, Sep-23. **

Like Abigail is an apt title for this girlie bag. It is constructed of mainly denim, made sturdy by fusible lining. It is made from pieces of my most favorite denim and blue velour-trimmed dress.

The flap is made from a remnant embroidered border print with pink and green polka dot and lime green fabric trim.

The lime green fringed fabric is from a jacket from which I cut out the front pocket and sewed it on the front of the bag. It makes two usable pockets and I topped it off with a cute pink button.


I used pieces from two vintage tablecloths on the under flap, lining and straps. The gorgeous lacy piece under the flap is machine embroidered and bordered in pink ribbon.

The double pocket in the lining is a hand embroidered piece from our Grandma Nikander and is topped in green print fabric with a lime green flower button.



The back of the bag has a pocket made from my dress, decorated with coordinating shell buttons.

I had fun making the straps using bits and pieces of all the fabrics.





[Editor's note: This bag would be fabulous on women and girls of all ages - my 10 year old daughter carries a BFZ bag back and forth to school and the size is great on her; we just tied the straps shorter. See this post for photos.]

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 9pm (PDT) on Saturday, September 27th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Grace.

About the Bags ~ FAQs

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this bag!!! Good work!
KC

Kimberly said...

Love this! My niece would go ga-ga over this! $25!

Anonymous said...

this is a definate I hav to hav bag! the pinks in it are soooo adorable. i wear tons of pink and green so this would be great. its very girlie anf i love that. i'll bid 30.00! u ladies did great as usual.

ANA from AZ.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I'll bid $35

Anonymous said...

oops....I forgot to say I was Raedeana in WA bidding $35

Anonymous said...

i bid 40.00.

ANA from AZ.

Anonymous said...

This is one beautiful bag!! Denim is my favorite.
Shirley

LaVonna said...

I agree. My 8 year old loves her bag made from the Zaza pattern. It is a very versatile bag for any age.

Oh yes, Linda, Rachel says more pink, please. :)

Anonymous said...

thank you to all for not outbidding me today. i am going broke bidding on these baqs but it certainly is for a great cause. and i am enjoying the great conversation everyone is sharing with each other. still a week to go!

ANA from AZ.

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy, joy, joy,!!!!!!! la, la, la, la, la, la, yes. this is me singing!!! lol

ANA from AZ.

Anonymous said...

$41
Shirley

Anonymous said...

i bid 45.00

ANA from AZ.

Anonymous said...

QUESTION?
Are the 'bottom' & 'sides' of this bag stitched like a regular messenger bag or is it constructed like a tote bag ie) 2 flat panels stitched on 3 sides with the corners sewn square. Thanks, hard to tell without a pic of bottom.

mysistersjar said...

The bag has one seam across the bottom, not two. The side panels are separate though. So it's half tote and half messenger.

Chelsey said...

This is such a sweet bag!!!

Anonymous said...

JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I STILL WAS AHEAD FOR 45.00. :0)


ANA FROM AZ.

Anonymous said...

He, he, he, ????

Anonymous said...

who the heck r u ????everyone is wondering and now i am to. lol it is pretty fun though!


ana from az.

Anonymous said...

Kristy bids 51.00

Anonymous said...

52.ana

Jennie C. said...

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

Anonymous said...

boy hav i been doing this all wrong! i just read on how to bid and the whole time i hav been going straight through the comments section! i am a dope!

ana