Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nature's Wonderlands

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The fabrics in Nature’s Wonderlands are a textile delight for your fingers with suede, velvet, tweed and linen. They were almost all donated remnants and were chosen to complement each other. We sure appreciate the many generous donors!









The flap has a lovely piece of peach ultra suede on one side and a brown tweedy fabric blend on the other. The turquoise velvet is from my stash and it borders two embroidered linen fabric pieces embellished with turquoise mini sequins. I pieced them together with striped turquoise and brown linen-like material which made the diagonal strip down the center of the bag. The three turquoise shell buttons add a nice touch.

The front of the bag is ultra suede and brown tweed with two pockets made from off-white and peach polka dot upholstery fabric. It is trimmed with off-white cording and topped with a two toned peach button. The under flap has a linen embroidered piece surrounded by the other fabrics used in the bag to tie it altogether.

I used the brown tweed and brown and turquoise striped fabric to make the straps and the back. The back and straps are accented with complimenting rick rack. I had fun making the cell pocket by fringing the embroidered piece and sewing it on the peach ultra suede.

The lining is a striped fabric that has been in my cedar chest for years, finally being put to good use! There is a double pocket sewn with the brown striped fabric and velvet and trimmed with just the right button. This would be the perfect bag for traveling with your Mp3 player, cell phone, BlackBerry, head phones, and laptop. I have strengthened the linen fabrics with fusible lining to make the bag sturdier.

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, October 4th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Grace.

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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this bag!!!! It must come home with me......25.00
KC

Anonymous said...

I too think this is a lovely bag and would like to have it come home with me....26.00

kristy said...

Grace, you have done it again! This is a piece of art! All of the bags this week are wonderful...so much in fact that I don't know where to start! :)

~Kristy

Anonymous said...

I like this one. Put me in for 28.00

Patty:)

JDP said...

Great design!
$31
JDP

Anonymous said...

i will start at 40.00. :0)

Jennie C. said...

Sorry to keep HARPING on this - but ANONYMOUS bids just won't do. As in they're NOT VALID and you'll be SAD that you LOST so please give us a NICKNAME or something. PLEASE?

Heather said...

This would be the perfect girls' night out bag!!! I bid $40.00
Heather

Anonymous said...

i bid 41.00 and was in a hurry. did not know i had to tell u who i was. sorry. maybe i was tryin to be mysterious!! lol

ana frm az.

MarciaMichele said...

oooooh.....ahhhhhh! I'm gonna hold off on the bidding for now, oh, but I will!! Just had to ooh and ahh first. ;-)

Anonymous said...

What is the measurements of this bag? Is it smaller than some ofthe others? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The measurements of this bag are 11 X 13. Thanks for your interest and also thanks for all the wonderful comments from you all! Grace

Anonymous said...

An amazing work of art. Difficult to think of it being used to carry regular old purse items; I would be tempted to hang it on the wall & decorate around it.
Shirley

Shannon said...

I love this, very nice! I bid $45

Shannon

Elsa said...

I love this bag!! what is would the cutoff time be in the arizona time zone?

Thanks,

Elsa

Anonymous said...

To Elsa: The last bid that counts is 9:00 p. m. - tonight. Thanks for your interest and comments. Grace

Jennie C. said...

Up to and including November 1st, BC and AZ are in the same time zone. So the cutoff is 9pm in AZ.

Anonymous said...

Hhhhmmmmm,$$$,??

Jennie C. said...

I'm not sure if that last question is rhetorical or not. But just to clarify, Shannon is currently in the lead with a bid of $45.

Anonymous said...

Heather $51.00

Jennie C. said...

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