Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

How do you like our new format? Any questions or comments?

Bid on this bag by leaving your name and a bid in the comments section. Bidding starts at $35 and increases by whole $s please. Highest bidder at 9am (PDT/MST) on Monday morning, March 23rd gets the BAG! Postage extra. All proceeds go towards Zaza's adoption.

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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me was created by Linda and is located in Phoenix, AZ.
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Here is the perfect bag for this Roald Dahl book... if a giraffe was going to be lavender, it would indeed be Dahl who would imagine it!

This looks like our typical BFZ carrier bag, but it's not. It measures almost 12" across, 11.5" tall and only 2.5" wide. With the narrower width, the straps are a bit thinner and the cell pocket is a cell pocket if you have a razor phone. If you do not, it is a lip-gloss or small-ring-of-keys pocket.

The fabrics were mostly a donation from my mother's friend, Cheryl. The giraffe print is a silk with velvet patches in two shades of lavender. It was a sample piece with the coordinating lavender, tan and black stripe fabric. The price tag was still on the silk and it actually said $180/yard. Holy smokes! The spots change colors with the direction you look at them and are so soft!

The front flap and the lip-gloss pocket are trimmed with a black and tan braid for added texture and flair.

The black bottom, sides and straps are a velvety soft corduroy. We thought it was velvet, but if you look very closely, it has tiny ribs. It is some of the softest fabric I've ever run across my cheek.

The back pocket, the lip gloss pocket and the insides are made with a tan ultra suede with a diagonal decorative stitching on it. My friend Donna donated yards of that beautiful fabric.

And the inside pocket, bottom and sides are from a decorator pillow that used to grace my mother's living room. The lavender velvet is a bit stiff so it holds the shape of the bag nicely.

I tried something new with the ends of the straps... circular! It compliments the shape of the giraffe patches and worked rather nicely. They are tied at 45" but could easily be tied 3 or 4 inches shorter or longer.


Anonymous said...


JDP said...

really cool design and love the new format

Anonymous said...

Love it! I'll start the bidding @ $35.


Jennie C. said...

Sarah - it's all yours. Please email your address to and we'll arrange payment, delivery, etc.

Anonymous said...

Lucky Sarah. This bag is a knock out!

Anonymous said...

Bummer I just looked at the blog, I love this bag! Can you make more with the animal print like this? It's very cool! Kathy D.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the beautiful bag, I LOVE it! It's perfect!