Monday, September 13, 2010

sneeky peeky



Yes, it's that time of year again...I've got nothing interesting at all to talk about, because every waking moment is spent in the studio, but I'm starting to have some pretty cool stuff to show off.

Pam has designed yet another adorable bag and it's my job to test the pattern and make samples. She comes up with the prototype, sticks some notes inside, and then pretty much tosses it out her car window to me as she drives by. And that's not much of an exaggeration. I figure if I can make a bag, anyone can. I'm definitely 3D challenged.

This is the first version, 100% Red Rose Farm. I'll be making at least a couple more for the pattern cover and for our booth--with different fabrics.

It has a scrappy gusset that's perfect for charm squares or left over jelly roll bits. Of course it has ruffles--while you certainly don't have to add them, why wouldn't you?

I just love it--it's pretty and very practical--nice size, not too deep, big wide pocket inside. I'm seriously looking forward to making a few more. And that's just one of the new bag patterns for this year!




I about died when I first saw these handles--aren't they perfect? I'm thinking of starting to carry that sort of thing on my website, so let me know if that's a plan you like!

27 Comments:

Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Your RRF version is so cute!
And the flinging it from the window is no exaggeration at all.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh WOW! Too adorable!

11:41 AM  
Blogger Cyndi Walker of Stitch Studios said...

SWOON!!! Totally love it... :) And somehow the mental image of Pam doing a drive-by on your house keeps making me laugh. People think I'm crazy. Oh wait... oh yea. I am.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Bradie Sparrow said...

OH! So pretty!! Really looking forward to grabbing some of these lovely fabrics for my shabby chic room makeover. :)

2:13 PM  
Blogger Bailey said...

Beautiful fabrics and love the handles!

3:09 PM  
Blogger happy zombie said...

Pam is brilliant!!! Pam's brilliance + your fabric = AWESOME!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

Seriously darling!!!

6:32 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Great bags with lots of detail. The handles are perfect for that fabric combination and as a shop owner, I love the add on sale. = ) Good job!!

7:11 PM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the bag. Love the fabric. Romantic and sweet. I think the bag size is perfect. THose handles are so fantastic.

8:35 AM  
Blogger alobsiger said...

How cute is that bag?!?!?! And, yes, the handles are stellar! Fabu!

8:54 AM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

Love the adorable handles but really Pam's pattern, your fabric, whats not to love!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Fabuous bag and the fabric is to die for. Houston bound. It is work work work and thinking about work when not working.

Pat

3:40 AM  
Blogger Greta said...

I have been hunting this type of handle on the net for months now and can't find them anywhere. I would be thrilled if I could order them from you. I especially want those red polka dot ones that I saw on Pam's blog. Please do consider selling them!!

2:53 PM  
Blogger schmidt1016 said...

Oh, that bag is gorgeous! Your fabric really does the design justice. How hard are those handles to attach? A perfect choice!
Leslie S. in MN
esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

11:27 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOL - I am imagining Pam doing a drive-by! ha! What an adorable bag! I am in love with the tiny ruffles, too. Yes, who wouldn't want them? Your fabric is amazing!
Cannot wait to get my hands on some...and wait! That will be tomorrow! Looking forward to our lunch and shopping!

xoxo
becky

9:40 AM  
Blogger Gloria said...

Very sweet! I found you on Renee's blog...Sewn with Grace. Have to say your photo with the little fridge is to die for! Adorable! :)

9:58 AM  
Blogger Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Precious! The bag and the fabric are so sweet!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I love this bag and the pretty fabric you used in the making!

1:17 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

Oh my! The handles! Of *course* the bag is delicious, but the *handles* are sheer genius.

10:52 AM  
Anonymous barbara@quiltsoup.com said...

I love this wonderful bag. Can Pam whip me one up?

7:29 PM  
Blogger Becky R said...

Wonderful bag and terrific handles. Just perfect for your fabrics and bag style.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Grandma Shell said...

Ohhh! I want to make one! This is the most adorable bag I've seen. Love, love, love it. I want one in that fabric too! Where do I find the pattern?

7:14 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Pretty bag, think I need one of them. The handles are such a perfect match too. I would love to have some of them too. So if you can put them on your website please do so.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous bari said...

The bag looks gorgeous! Love it!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Amazing. I totally adore your fabric line and style.

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

****The PURSE, DESIGN, the FABRICS & the HANDLES are to die for : )****

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I purchase the bag pattern? I would love to make a couple for Christmas gifts

6:28 PM  

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