(If that's messed up, blame the online translator)
- Man in White
- A Tangled Web
Bags for Zaza is an eco-friendly fundraiser I'm conducting on behalf of my brother&sister-in-law. They are in the process of adopting a little girl from Colombia; we don't know her name yet, so we call her Zaza. My family and I are using the fabric and scraps we already have, as well as donated fabrics and thrift-store finds, to create unique messenger bags, totes, and purses. All profits are donated towards Zaza's adoption.
Words From A Fearless Heart is a bag with attitude. The book is a collection of wit, wisdom and whimsy from Laura Ingalls Wilder.... and the bag sort of reminds me of one she may have sported (minus the fringe trim). Here is a luscious burgundy purse with pizazz and style all wrapped into one. The fabrics, inside and out, are upholstery velvets, so the bag is thick and durable. I think the fabrics are from Donna B. Thank you!
The outside pocket is trimmed with some flashy braid from Darla adorned with flowers and beads. It has exciting fringe on the top and bottom that lends to the gypsy look (or shabby? or chic?) I couldn't decide if I should put a button on the front pocket or not. So it will be an option for the highest bidder. I do have a cool square button that matches the beads on the trim. So you decide.
Inside is mostly burgundy velvet with the exception of the pockets being a paisley coordinating light-weight velvet.
The purse has an oval bottom so there is lots of storage room inside. The bottom measures 6.25" across and 13" long. The bag itself stands 12" tall. The straps are 16" long, perfect for over your arm.... and over your shoulder only if you have skinnier arms than I do.
I planned to put a magnetic clasp inside to hold it shut, but realized I forgot to put it in, after I took the pictures. So it WILL have a silver metal, magnetic clasp.... eventually.