Monday, September 22, 2008

Ulysses

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[* The pictures with an asterisks/star are those that seem to represent colours most accurately.]

I'm being quite presumptuous in naming this bag. The idea for BFZ was inspired by re-Joyce's Darfur Project. Since I used (stole/pirated/blog-lifted) so much of her idea, I don't mind pointing y'all in her direction. I love her bags and I can only dream of creating such magnificent works of art. When I whipped this bag up, I felt like I'd come close to capturing the eclectic nature of some of her bags. At least in my own happy little mind. So, the bag is named after a book by James Joyce, the only name I could come up with that would point back to my hero, re-Joyce.

The floral tapestry upholstery piece that makes up so much of this bag was a thrift store find. It's heavily textured with browns, golds and creams, on an ivory background. It is featured on the front, back, and flap of the bag.

The flap also show-cases a piece of navy-blue and gold upholstery from a stack of samples donated by Melanie G.

The sides and bottom of the bag are pieced from a fuzzy navy-blue upholstery sample and a heavily textured brown and gold sample from Susan F.




The side pocket, back double pockets, inside double pockets, and straps are made from a navy-blue fabric (I'm not sure if it's linen or cotton) and lined with a blue and cream floral rayon from a skirt donated by my mom.

Both the back pockets and the inside pockets are accented with old copper buttons that smelled like pennies while I was sewing them on. Several button donations have been blended together in my stash, but I think these came from Grandma Anita.

The flap and body of the bag are lined with a fun and sturdy gingham checked navy print donated by my co-worker, Marjorie T.

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

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27 comments:

mysistersjar said...

This does look like a Darfur bag. It's fabulous!

Anonymous said...

i think i might hav to hav this one. the browns in it are awsome! o.k. ladies. i was nice last week. i won't be this week! lol :0) 25.00

ANA from az.

Darla said...

I think I like this one too . ..

$26

Anonymous said...

i bid 30.00

ANA from AZ.

Anonymous said...

oh thank you, thank you darla for not outbidding me today. lord knows i am going broke buying up bags!! lol but, we still hav a whole week left!!! could i b4e this lucky???? we shall see. :0)

ANA from AZ.

Anonymous said...

thank you, oh, thank you ladies for having mercy on me!!!! lol only 3 days to go!

ANA from AZ.

mysistersjar said...

Mercy is nice and all... but all's fair in love and bidding at BFZ. :o)

Diane Kristine said...

$35

I have no mercy ;)

Anonymous said...

This bag is awesome. put me down for $40.00.

Patty:)

Anonymous said...

put me down for 42.00.

Jennie C. said...

Hey 42! Please identify yourself.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birhday to Me, #49. I bid $45 Bonnie from Stony Plain Ab.

Jennie C. said...

Happy Birthday Bonnie!

Darla said...

I'm not sure if I can let this one go by . . . . $50

Anonymous said...

it was me jennie, i was just in a hurry and did not leave my name.:0)

ANA from AZ. And Darla, how could you???? it is bonnies birthday for crying out loud!!!! lol lol

Darla said...

Oh good grief . . . grandma are off limits and now birthdays. I'm not close to either . . . . am I ever going to get a bag.

Jennie C. said...

Rest assured Darla, in Zaza's books, only guilt trips are off limits -- bid away!

Chelsey said...

Darla, is it your Grandma's birthday soon? You could give that a try! Oh and don't forget it's your Unbirthday! (you normally have 364 of those a year!)

bonnie said...

that's ok, my official birthday is on monday so i will up it to $55. Bonnie,stony plain,alberta

Grace said...

k. i will bid $51.
grace a.

MarciaMichele said...

This one is boo-tee-ful! I have lurked around for quite awhile and am finally bidding, I just love this bag! I bid $58 Marcia from San Diego

bonnie,alberta said...

I guess alot of us love this one.
I will up it to $60

MarciaMichele said...

One last shot...because I like it so much! $61 from Marcia in san Diego

Anonymous said...

$67
J.A.

MarciaMichele said...

whoa....that was like ebay. How sad :( any chance bidding closed at 8:59???

Anonymous said...

to be honest i thought bidding closed at 8:45.

ANA from AZ.

Jennie C. said...

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

Marcia - we say highest bidder "at 9pm" -- so 9pm is still good. Sorry.