Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Bags of style

It's my youngest daughter, Annabel's, 21st birthday on Friday so I am rushing around organising things. She wanted money from us, so that she can start saving for a house deposit and I didn't want to just put the cheque in an envelope, so I searched around for something a little more special.

I made this little tote bag using a template from Creations by AR
My pictures don't really do this justice - the paper is GCD Studios Ella Blue, and it has a lovely linen texture and a faint, glossy text design that my camera hasn't picked up very well.

I thought the little key charm was appropriate for a 21st, but it looked a little bare, so I put a heart on there too and tied on some ribbon.

The handles are fastened on with pale blue, pearl brads that match the colour of the lining in the bag.

You can just see here that there is also a little pocket on the inside of the bag.

Can you make out the stitching on the handles?
It was really tricky getting them through my sewing machine, but well worth the effort.

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Hazel said...

Wow! This is such a creative and clever project - saw it on MIM x

Vicky said...

Fabulous! I've always been meaning to make one of these - off to buy the template now before I forget again! :)

Mandi said...

It's fantastic Caroline
Im in AWE!
mandi x
Happy 21st to your Daughter

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this si just gorgeous i would want to use it outside lol. great work hugs pops x x

Anonymous said...

I'm speechless!!!! Absolutely wonderful! xxx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww this is totally stunning, a beautiful gift, luv these papers, gorgeous charm, sue,x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow this is fabulous! Love the colours, its so clever! hugs Heidi x

Vicky said...

Wow....such an amazing project hun and your daughter will just LOVE it..just sooooo pretty!

hugs Vicky xx

Chrissy said...

Absolutely wonderful. A beautiful project.

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chrissy xx said...

Just Stunning!! Just Perfect!!
LOve everything about it.

Julie said...

This is lovely, so pretty and cute.

ahlers5 said...

Just love this little bag! what a great idea. thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.

Pauline said...

What a gorgeous bag! It's perfectly made, absolutely gorgeous!

Wishcraft said...

Oh it's beautiful Caroline! I've got these gorgeous papers so I know just how lovely it must look in real life - still looks fabulous in your pics though :o) Lisa x

Kasey said...

Oh Caroline this is just gorgeous. I'm sure your daughter will love it. Happy 21st to her by the way! I was surfing around blogland and came here via Make it Monday. I'm so glad I did cause this is simply devine!

Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Netty said...

This is so different and I'm sure your daughter will be delighted. Great bag. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at 2 Sisters. Annette xx

Juls said...

wow wow wowzer!!!!! this is amazing!!! Hugs Juls

~Tammy~ said...

This is just gorgeous! I thought it was a real purse till I read your blog post! Oh my! I bet your daughter was so pleased!!! :-)