Thursday, September 8, 2011

Finished my bag.

Hooray, set up day for the exhibition is tomorrow and I've actually finished my bag today.
A whole day early. That's gotta be some sort of record for me.

All that was left to do last time I showed you was attach handles...which was all kinds of difficult...and make the birdy brooch.

I stupidly tried to stitch around a curvy solid object with a straight needle and fairly soon realised it was a recipe for disaster. Two snapped needles and many a swear word later, I finally went hunting for the curvy upholstery needle that I knew I had somewhere... and made light work of finishing the handles.

Then I moved on to the birdy brooch. I was going to trace a bird shape and maybe add a wing or two, but my prototype wasn't cutting the grade. So I started pulling out the fabric stash and uncovered one little fat quarter I had with a bird print on it. Perfect!

I tend to work more with imagery rather then silhouettes, so it suits my style, I think.

So here's the front,

the insides...

and the back.

Not the fabbest machine work and it took me far too long as an inexperienced bag maker, but I luv's it all the same.

Oh and my quote or poem that doth inspire my creation...

'The spring has sprung,
the grass is rizz,
I wonder where them birdies is?'
~ Winnie the Pooh

He he... I can thank my 3 y.o for that inspiration!

Jay xx

P.s Exhibition officially starts on Saturday, more details here:

and once we are set up I'll take pics of all the other designers bags too.


  1. I love love love your bag. The branches and bird are a perfect combo! and I like that you chose a different fabric for the back as well.

  2. Jay, your bag is gorgeous. I love the little birdie detail. It's so you. Will definitely be popping by Olive Grove to take a look at the exhibition.

    And yes, let's catch up next week when we're both lurgy free {hopefully}. I'll text.


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