Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Tapestry of Hope

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[Picture with button added Nov-26th]

It has been requested that we do neutral colored bags and so here is A Tapestry of Hope. It is made up of two reclaimed fabrics: nice quality wool tweed from a sports coat and dark brown suede-like polyester fabric from a dress. The other fabrics have been most welcome donations. One is a rich, woven chenille designer fabric of tan and dark brown. I also used a plaid fabric of tan, dark brown with a rust stripe running through it and two coordinating multicolored designer fabric samples.

After it was finished I realized that all the fabrics are sturdy and so it can be REVERSED! One side is dressier with the flap being trimmed in dark brown with fun coordinating fabrics pieced across the bottom.

The pocket is trimmed with dark brown fabric and has a two-toned antique button that matches perfectly. The cell pocket is dark brown with fringe trim made from the plaid fabric and is topped by a square design fabric that I also used for trim on the strap and front flap.

The strap is a little shorter than usual at 43” as tied.

Tapestry of Hope: Reversed...

The other side of the bag is a more casual look using the same fabrics, but more of the plaid. The pocket is dark brown with contrasting trim, divided into three with two unique square patterned buttons to reinforce the stitched seams.

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 Grace.

15 comments:

Jillybean said...

Yet another work of beauty from grace.
I bid $30. .... and can Buffy borrow that book?

Anonymous said...

Good morning Jillybean: Glad you liked the bag! The book is Linda's and Buffy is welcome to borrow it. It sure was good. Love and hugs, Grace

Patty said...

What a great bag. Love it. I bid $31.00. Great gift for christmas.

mysistersjar said...

Jilly, I might as well tell you now, so I don't have to listen to you laugh quite as hard later.... this book is LARGE PRINT. NOT because I need it, but because it was on SALE!
~Your younger friend, Linda

Jillybean said...

LOL LOL LOL Shucks, there's no way to make this type bigger. Well you can tell I'm laughing anyway. Of course you don't NEED the large type .... my 20/20 friend.

Anonymous said...

I didn't even think about the LARGE PRINT on the outside of the book. Dad, always looking out for me, blocked it out for the blog. Mom

Jillybean said...

OK - that is hilarious. What a sweet husband!
$32

Deezer said...

This would be great for Christmas. I bid 33

Jillybean said...

$34

The Carmodys said...

I was recently introduced to your blog - you are very talented. I love the bags you and your team create and, being an adoptive parent myself, I love where the funds are going. Keep up the great work.

I will bid $35 on this bag.

k

Jillybean said...

$36

Melissa said...

$37 - Mama needs a Christmas present...she'll LOVE this!

Jennie C. said...

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

Jelisse said...

What a wonderful idea you had...I bid $38. :)

Jennie C. said...

Hello Jelisse and welcome to BFZ. The auction for this bag closed at 9pm PST, but there should be more bags posted Tuesday morning! Please come back.