Tuesday, June 16, 2009

the garden party bag -

Here is the first of my new summer bags for my Etsy shop, it's "The Garden Party Bag", and I love the way it turned out!
It was made using really lovely summer fabrics from a couple of Heather Bailey's fabric ranges - Bijoux and Pop Garden, aren't they lovely?
I have been admiring quilts lately that have a lot of linen accented by strips of patchwork print fabrics, so I used those as my inspiration. Also, I had to sneek my signature flower, the coneflower, onto the design somewhere - so I embroidered it on the front with a lovely variegated orange thread. Doesn't the lining just make it pop, love that orange!
I'd love to know what you think, so be sure to leave a comment!
Happy Tuesday!

8 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Love the bright colors you used...very summery :)
I love Heather Bailey too!

NICO Designs said...

Wow! I love the look of this bag. I admire Japanese design and they seem to love linen--this is most definitely something that I would see in one of my many Japanese books but with such a bright and lovely twist!! I LOVE the touch of embroidery.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Love the name - and the bag!

Three Dancing Magpies said...

It is wonderful!

Splendid Little Stars said...

a beautiful bag! lovely embroidery and fabric!

patchfirstshop said...

Love that.. very beautiful!!

uniquecommodities said...

Love the summer bags! I hope you sell a lot of them

julie (jane's apron) said...

Cute bag! I sent an email to you about the swap (just some questions and stuff)...I always worry that it might have been lost as spam. I know what I want to make but was wondering what colors to stay away from. Talk to you soon!