Monday, January 26, 2009

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees was created by Grace and is located in Phoenix, AZ.
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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, January 31st gets the BAG! Postage extra.

I found a book that suits just perfectly this week called The Secret Life of Bees. One of the fabrics has a golden bee pattern on it. It’s on my dining room chairs and one of my grandkids said “Why would you want to sit on bees?”

What fun I had putting together all these gorgeous fabrics! I used my remnants and almost all new high end donated fabrics. The only recycled piece is a beautifully embroidered section from an antique tablecloth that I used on the inside pocket. The colors are soft greens, gold and off-white. The main fabric is a soft green embroidered ultra suede remnant.

To change thing up I made a knotless strap measuring 48 inches and used the coordinating fabrics from the bag.


The front flap is a polka dot chenille designed fabric trimmed with gold bumble bees buzzing across the bottom with the edge being gold ultra suede and gold braid trim. The handy cell pocket matches the flap in fabric and trim.



The front of the bag has a large double pocket topped with the reverse of the bee fabric. I made a self fabric button to secure the pocket. The back also has a double pocket trimmed with braid and more bees!






Inside the coordinating check fabric added a nice accent. The large double pocket can hold lots of your treasures and the gold flowers will cheer you up whenever you open your bag. I marched the bees all around the sides and bottom of the lining.

20 comments:

canuckcricket said...

I'll take the first bid - $25.
Corinne

Miriam said...

I'll make the next bid - $27.

Hi Grace!

- Miriam in Calgary

Jeanie said...

i will bid at $35
Love the bag, nice colors
Jeanie in Aldergrove BC

Jillybean said...

Great bag, Grace!
$40

Darla said...

I seem to have seen this fabric on some chairs some where . . . .?

Anonymous said...

"Cowboy Coffee comes just one way...."
Sorry. Just sitting here listening to my country music.

mysistersjar said...

Jillybean, is that you, cowgirl???

Anonymous said...

$45. from Aunt Janet in Cal.

Miriam said...

$47 from frozen Calgary!

- Miriam

Anonymous said...

$50. Aunt Janny

mysistersjar said...

Hi Aunt Janny!
~ Linda

Jeanie said...

$53
from melting aldergrove bc

Miriam said...

$54 please. Thanks!

- Miriam in Calgary

Jillybean said...

Oh, Miriam is on top of this one!!

Anonymous said...

Ari says $55

Miriam said...

Yes, I am!

$56

- Miriam

Anonymous said...

Ari $57;)

Jillybean said...

Ooooh, competition! I love it. Only when it's not me in it. You go, girls!!

Anonymous said...

Ari - $61 if need be

Jennie C. said...

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