Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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If Beatrix Potter had written a book entitled The Tale of the Ladybug I would have used it to name this bag. But alas, she didn't, so here is The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Yes, that's a huge ladybug. There's another one under the flap as well. This is a newer, improved version of the first ladybug bag I made with this valance. This time I lined the bag with quilted place mats so it is sturdy and holds its shape well.

The front flap is a smorgasbord of lime green, red gingham in two sizes as well as kelly green dots. I'm not sure what those are supposed to be? Maybe the ladybug's food? There are two thin satin black ribbons with white polka-dots sewn on the front of the bag for the zing factor.

Most of the material was donated by Connie in California and her daughter Rebecca. The sides and straps of the bag are a lime green chenille stripe. The insides are a lovely cherry and pink flower print of cotton.

The straps are quite unique because I used pieces of the valance that had waves and leaves. I also added a little strip of black satin ribbon to the strap that reads "I LOVE YOU!" The straps on this bag are 48" tied.

On the back of this cheery bag are two large pockets divided by black and white XOXOXOXO grosgrain ribbon. I plan to add a lime green button to the top of that pocket... once I get up to my mom's house and have at her button collection. I'll update the picture when it's sewn in place.

The cell pocket also is accented by the XOXO ribbon and is a tad shorter than usual.

Make it a ladybug Thanksgiving!

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 (PST) / 10pm (MST) on Saturday, November 29th gets the BAG! Postage extra (from Phoenix, AZ). This bag was created by Linda.

22 comments:

Patty said...

very cute. put me in for $25.00

conniewoman said...

Becca Heath is THRILLED!! put her down for $30

LaVonna said...

Okay, I get it. I just did not read. This is bag #2. :) You are good in recreating the pattern scheme. This is such an adorable bag. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Love the bag
would it hold a 3 ring binder?
if so.....$45 :)

mysistersjar said...

Yes, I just put a 2" three ring binder in it... and there is room to spare.

We do need your name however, if your bid is to stand.

Thanks!
~Zaza's Mama

Elizabeth said...

Thank you! THese bags will b perfect for "school to go"
DO u ever do boyish ones?

Deezer said...

So are we at 30 or 45? I love it. Put me down for 35. It is so cute.

mysistersjar said...

Elizabeth, Yes, we've done man bags. Or was it man BAG. It did sell, but not sure if it was actually for a man or not. There was a hunky male model too.....

conniewoman said...

Becca likes!!! Put me down for $46!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

I' really interested in 3 bags! :)
2 girl, 1 boy [8]
I would like darker colors or denim but still juvenile or retro.
Sew keep em' coming :)
thanks

conniewoman said...

how close are we??

conniewoman said...

Just checking the timeclock...hehehehe

Anonymous said...

four minutes and counting... I was going to call and remind you...

conniewoman said...

and I will probably be bidding against myself again...just to save on shipping!!

Anonymous said...

two minutes

conniewoman said...

Becca really wants this bathrobe...uh...bag...back! so she bids $51

conniewoman said...

what time is it?????

conniewoman said...

When is it 9???

Anonymous said...

YOU WON! Becca can wear her bathrobe again.

conniewoman said...

ahhhhhhhh...ok now I can go to bed...I need to quit bidding against myself...no, what I REALLY need is proxy bidding!!! ARGH! Becca is VERY happy...and she is buying it with her own money!

Anonymous said...

I'll deliver it on Thursday! Can't wait!

Jennie C. said...

ConnieWoman - you are the highest bidder! If you haven't already, please email BagsForZaza@gmail.com within 1 week to arrange payment and shipping/pickup.