Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Man in White

Man in White was created by Grace and is located in Phoenix, AZ.
Click on any picture for a larger view.

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 8pm (pacific) on Monday, May 4th gets the BAG! Postage extra.

I found nine different black and white fabrics in my stash which all fit together to make this bold, Man in White bag. The main fabric is an embroidered linen-like material that has a nice body and texture. I used it on the flap, the under flap, the strap, the cell and back pockets. The flap has curved corners edged in black cording with sample pieces across the bottom featuring an embroidered flower and trimmed with black and white braid.

The front of the bag is striped and has a large double pocket. I used a vintage hand embroidered and crocheted pillow case piece for a wonderful “change of pace” decorating the pocket.

The stripes are horizontal on the back with a nice size pocket trimmed with braid.






Inside I used black and white polka dot, animal print, striped and floral materials. The pocket is divided in three with a polka dot ribbon trim.

The black material used throughout the bag is a medium weight fabric with a wavy design. I used fusible lining on most pieces to make a sturdy bag.

The strap, top stitched in white, is one piece measuring 41 inches and the bag is approximately 10 ½ x 12 ¾.

23 comments:

Miriam said...

Love it, Grace. Start my bidding at $25 please!

- Miriam

Anonymous said...

$26.00

Sabriena

Anonymous said...

Grace as usual.....stunning!
KCar

JayP said...

$27.00

Miriam said...

$30

- Miriam

Chelsey said...

I just read part of that book recently!

Miriam, are you Miriam-old-friend-of-Louise's? It looks like you, but the profile pic is too small to be sure. If so, this is Chelsey-old-friend-of-Louise's...

Miriam said...

Why yes, Chelsey, it is Weezer's old friend!!! I live in Calgary now with my family and miss Weezie like mad. Get to visit with her every time I go home though!!! Where are you? Would love to get in touch with you!

LaVonna said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Grace, you are the bag guru!!!

Chelsey said...

Miriam! What a small world wide web!

Drop me a line at mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca and we can catch up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, LaVonna. Did you have a fun birthday? Glad to see our blog brought together two friends!! Have fun getting caught up. Love to all, Grace

Becca said...

Love the fabrics!
$33
Becca

Anonymous said...

$35.00
Coral From Canada. :)

Supergirl aka Nadia said...

$36

:)

Miriam said...

$40

JayP said...

$41.00

Miriam said...

The battle begins for Grace's bag - LOL!!

$43

- Miriam in Calgary

Kristin said...

Love that you've stitched so many great black&white fabrics together!!! So pretty!

mysistersjar said...

HEY! On closer inspection of this lovely bag..... is that my skirt with the white stitching????? I can't find it.... HMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
~ Linda

Anonymous said...

Actually the check material on the cell pocket is from Cheryl's skirt.....Not yours. Sorry, you'll just have to keep looking for yours! Love, Mom

Jillybean said...

Ooooh..... I can't wait to see who ends up with this beautiful bag!! I'm on Pins & Noodles.

mysistersjar said...

Not to add pressure or anything, but this will be Grace's last bag for about a month. She's vacationing for a spell. (Can't believe she's not taking her sewing machine!)
~Linda (chief plant waterer)

Anonymous said...

$50 Would make a great Mothers day gift.

Jennie C. said...

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

Anonymous - sorry, but your bid came in after 8pm. But please come back for more bidding. And please give us a name or nickname to know you by.

Thanks Gals!