Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Day's Work

The Day's Work was created by Jennie C. and is located in Abbotsford, BC.
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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 12pm (PST) / 1pm (MST) on Saturday, February 14th gets the BAG! Postage extra.

I actually spent more than a day on The Day's Work, but this bag will be a hard worker, so I felt the name was appropriate.

This fabulous wine coloured, wool-blend boucle started it's life as a lady's overcoat. I couldn't resist this thrift store find's $1 price tag. After a good washing (dry-clean only? i think not!) and a lot of snipping and stitching - it was reborn!

The front flap of this bag is a plaid houndstooth remnant discovered at another thrift store. It is black and white, with bits of red and tan.

The berry and tan flower adorning the flap is pinned on and can be moved, removed or worn on your jacket. The yarn for the pin came from Cousin Dawn's stash, which I was recently bequeathed. Thank you Dawn!

The outside of the bag features a back double pocket and a side cell pocket. The flap, straps and pockets are lined with a coordinating tan and wine floral cotton upholstery remnant.

This bag is very sturdy. I wouldn't hesitate to throw a textbook or even a laptop into this bag.

The Day's Work is lined with the coat's original lining, a gorgeous wine coloured satin. The inside double pocket (as well as the outside pocket and flower) is secured with a button from the original coat.

And just for fun - here's some pics of The Day's Work in progress.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE it! I want to feel the fabric inside and out. You did a fine Welcome Back bag, Jennie!
~ Linda

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT TOO! The color combination is great and I love the flower. It was fun seeing the process and your model. Love to all, Grace

Anonymous said...

Genius makeover, you are truly an ispirational recycler! The Day's Work is sew "pretty".
Cyber Groupie

joyce said...

ooooh- cute. Love the flower.

Anonymous said...

here's my bid
Heather in Edmonton

Anonymous said...

Jennie, you are so resourceful with an imagination. Great looking bag.

Anonymous said...

fabulous!! Arlisa bids $65

Jennie C. said...

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