Tuesday, September 30, 2008


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"What I saw was this. Everywhere, here and there over the ground, lay little, dark-looking lumps of something more like earth than anything else, and about the size of a chestnut. The beetles hunted in couples for these; and having found one, one of them stayed to watch it, while the other hurried to find a glowworm. By signals, I presume, between them, the latter soon found his companion again: they then took the glowworm and held its luminous tail to the dark earthly pellet; when lo, it shot up into the air like a sky-rocket, seldom, however, reaching the height of the highest tree. Just like a rocket too, it burst in the air, and fell in a shower of the most gorgeously coloured sparks of every variety of hue; golden and red, and purple and green, and blue and rosy fires crossed and inter-crossed each other, beneath the shadowy heads, and between the columnar stems of the forest trees. They never used the same glowworm twice, I observed; but let him go, apparently uninjured by the use they had made of him."
[George MacDonald -

I'm loathe to say more, but I suppose I must try...

The primary colour in this gloriously rich bag is sage green. But the tapestry used for the body and straps of Phantastes sports hues of purple, plum, teal and gold.

The contrasting upholstery sample on the front flap is a one-of-a-kind swirl of eggplant and gold with little plush dots of texture. The accenting ribbon is burgundy-plum and a strip of sage green velvet finishes the flap off.

The pockets and straps are lined with a fine sage corduroy. One strap features a piece of the same sage green velvet featured on the flap. The double back pockets are decorated with a retro plum button. Hello you happy little plum button.

Phantastes is lined with a gorgeous decorator floral of rust, teal, plum and more. The inside double pockets are also accented with a plum button.

Credit: The eggplant swirl was donated by Melanie G. The sage velvet was from a thrift store. I can't remember where the rest came from. My mom? My mom's friend? Feel free to claim credit in the comments section.

"Thus I, who set out to find my Ideal, came back rejoicing that I had lost my Shadow. "
[George MacDonald - Phantastes].

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 Abbotsford, BC). This bag was created by Jennie.


kristy said...


Love the colors and the fabric! Very beautiful, great work Jennie!

JDP said...

Such unique pattern/fabric. I'll start it off with $26.

mynameiskate said...

I bid $30!

Heather said...

Classy! I bid $32.00

mysistersjar said...

I just keep enlarging the pictures on this bag over and over again. I think this is the most beautiful bag that you have made, Jennie. I LOVE the fabrics... and if I'm not mistaken, those are CHENILLE dots on the flap.


Anonymous said...

40 - Corey from work

JDP said...

great design. so fun to watch the bidding

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

sorry - corey from work $45

Anonymous said...

WOWZA!!! Knock out bag!

heather said...

I bid 46.00

mynameiskate said...

I bid $50.

Jennie C. said...

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

mynameiskate said...

YAY!!! I just sent an email!