Monday, July 10, 2006

Bag-A-Rama

I made my first purse last week for our Anniversary date night. Oh my goodness...it's so much fun to make a purse! It seems so odd and not right, all inside out and hoopdey, and then you pull the whole the right side out and...presto! Like magic, it works! This is Amy Butler's Velma Bag and I used the leftover fabric from the cute skirt I made a while back. And speaking of cute skirts...I sized it down and made three more of those pretties. There's fabric for at least four others waiting in the hopper. I love that pattern!

I've been very inspired by all of the patchwork stuff I've been seeing around like this, and this, which have been inspired by this incredible book which I finally bought at Uwajaimaya on Saturday . So today I tried my hand at some quilted patchwork. My, oh my. There will be plenty more of this in my future! It's really satisfying and fun.

12 comments:

Alicia A. said...

Two gorgeous bags! Whip Up this month is a bag competition. You should sign 'em up!

rebecca said...

dang! look at you go! they are both totally awesome!

jojo* said...

Wow, Meegan. These are both gorgeous! Love 'em!!!

Ali said...

Wow - amazing, especially the quilted one. Your colour combinations are fabulous.

And I second Alicia, put them on whip-up, go on.

h&b said...

Oh !
I want the green one with the pretty green ribbon .. please give it to me ?

:)

Bessilu said...

They are great; I love the fabric of the first one!

textile_fetish said...

I'm very excited now! I bought that book from YesAsia and it should be arriving any day! I love inspiring pictures.

lisrobbe said...

Amazing! those bags are so cute!

Kai said...

Wow - those are beee-u-tee-ful! I love the green one (of course). amazing to think that a little over a year ago (or is it two) you didn't even own a machine. Just goes to show that you are one crafty babe - through and through!

xo Kai

Anonymous said...

shit, meegan...how do you find the time to whip this all out? can you quilt me a five bedroom home, 2 bath with a large backyard??? I bet you could! Totally impressed, and as always, inspired. Thanks!

beki said...

Bags and patchwork, my two favorite things!! They turned out beautifully.

Monica said...

what a gorgeous bag... your fabrics are stupendous! I want it!!!