Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Alice the Fairy

Pay attention people. We're changing things up. This bag is available for bidding for 3 DAYS ONLY! All proceeds go towards Zaza's adoption. And we're starting the bidding at $30.

Bid on this bag by leaving your name and a bid in the comments section. Bidding starts at $30 and increases by whole $s please. Highest bidder at 9am (PDT/MST) on Saturday morning, March 14th gets the BAG! Postage extra.

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Alice the Fairy was created by Jennie C. and is located in Abbotsford, BC.
Click on any picture for a larger view.
*** New photos added Wed evening ... and Thurs evening. ***

This bag is fresh out of the oven. I madly sewed it from start to finish last night after work.

I'll get more pictures up as soon as I have the chance [I had the chance]. I'm sneaking this post up while sitting in a workshop for my job. Shhh.

I'm just a tad in love with my recycled recycle bags. It's a great message. It's funky and cheeky (just like Alice the Fairy, a darling little book that is somewhere in my house and is currently refusing to be found [I found it!]).

It has two back pockets, one small side pocket, and two inside pockets. It's a bit smaller than the other bags - about 11" x 10" x 3.5". Still a very roomy purse.

The lengthy 51" strap can be shortened by tying the knot differently.

Sturdy Brown Denim - Mystery Pete donation.

Light Purple (mauve?) Corduroy (flap) - upholstery sample donated by Melanie G.

Wool Scraps (arrows) - an abandoned high-school project, my Great Aunty Del's closet, Kera B's donation.

Light Purple (mauve?) Plaid (lining) - Kera B's donation.

I thought we needed a better picture of the back of the bag, as well as proof that I really do have this book. So, my daughter fixed my hair up and took the picture of me reading on the front step.

The updated photos above were taken by my talented li'l sis, the Informal Matriarch. They're still kinda driving me nuts. The purple on the flap and inside the bag isn't coming out right. I would describe it as a lilac or mauve, definitely less blue than the pics show (on my PC).

29 comments:

mysistersjar said...

Love the colors.

Anonymous said...

aw, too small. i love the rcycled recycle bags too. That is what I want. Can beggers be choosers?
Like, I LOVE the symbol on denim but not w/ big yellow plaid? =)
12x13x3.5 or your reg. size.

Anonymous said...

oops thought I left a name

Elizabeth said...

Well, third times a charm
~Elizabeth

Elizabeth said...

me again.........
I went back and looked at "the little house" bag and I LOVE the colors used for the symbol and then i thought maybe the bold plaid gave it attitude.
So I'm excited to see what the next one looks like.

Jennie C. said...

Elizabeth - you're cracking me up. Are you perhaps an "out loud" thinker?

This bag ended up smaller because my daughter did some cutting for me and in the process of straightening the lines, it lost a couple inches each way.

Yesterday, I "needed" to make a purple and brown bag. I don't have any more of that denim I used on the last bag - but I have some other denims and I'll keep making RRR bags ... hopefully one will meet with your approval :)

Beth said...

Very nice Jennie! I'm in awe that you can just whip that up in one evening!

Elizabeth said...

ditto! I was thinkin' the same thing!
30 bucks for me

Jennie C. said...

Well - it was certainly a looong evening.

Kristy F. said...

I know all about long eveings to make a bag. Not always fun. Looks great Jennie!

Hi Liz! This one could be used for Franklin to carry his Baby E. "watch" from the library!!

And yes, Jennie She is an out loud thinker!! (that's why we love her!)

Jenna said...

Love it!

$35

~Jenna

Anonymous said...

I think you are really on to a great idea with your recycled, recycle bags. Different sizes & colours make them even more special!
J.A.

JDP said...

Love the colours and the concept
$36
JDP

Anonymous said...

i love this bag jennie dearest! what a great idea to make a recycled bag with a recycle symbol on it! cool! i love your creativity and you too :)
jilly

Anonymous said...

$37. I love the size.

jules

Anonymous said...

Best size ever

Elizabeth said...

ok- looks like there is some compatition now!
Hi Kris, don't you think the strap be a little long for the little guy =) good idea though.
I'm kinda getting attached to this bag
$40

Anonymous said...

$41

jules

Kristy F. said...

Liz, that is why they make the straps ADJUSTABLE!! :0) I can just see him trying to keep his balance on his short little legs while lugging this bag full of goodie's around! You know he has the spunk to do it!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure enjoying all the chatter! Great bag Jennie! I am working on a sturdy tote bag this week. My friend, Cheryl gave me a lovely wool blend tapestry in greens, beiges and gold. See you next week -- Grace

Jennie C. said...

SPECIAL OFFER: If you like, I can overlap the two ends of the flap together at a specified length and sew them flat so that there is no knot.

Anonymous said...

Please make more recycle bags in this new smaller size.
Alice

Anonymous said...

Great job on the additional pics!
KCar

Kristin said...

Ooooooooooh, love it!
$42

Jenna said...

$43!

Jenna

Elizabeth said...

AH MAN! I forgot about the deadline....I looked at the clock when it hit me and it was 12:02a
est
I gotta pay attention!

joyce said...

This bag is imaginative, creative, and just darned sweet. I love that recycle symbol

joyce said...

ok. freaky. The next verification word is:

recysk

freaky.

Jennie C. said...

Thanks so much Joyce. I have many more plans for RRR bags (as I call them).

Very freaky verification word. Are we to recycle Saskatchewan perhaps? Or perhaps just reuse ... to start off with.