Sunday, July 15, 2012

A finish

Only one person was correct as to my sneak peak , so what is it you say , well pictures say a thousand words so best to show you a photo of my finished project , I had a blast making this . I'm giving this old door another work out :-)
Yes Ellie it is another bag , a giant beach bag or tote  with a nautical theme. The stripe fabric is a denim , the waves of course are denim (from an old pair of jeans),the green for the sail boat from that same shirt I used earlier , the sails a fabric I used a while back for a tote and the off white is a denim or light canvas so a very sturdy bag and this one I lined , why would I do that , well I wanted to add these pockets .
 These pockets I took off a pair of overalls and simply resewed them on , I think they give it a neat addition , they are on the inside back lining which I used unbleached cotton . Want a little close up of the applique , my free style drawing of the waves and the boat , well a child could do that but it worked and I think it gave this otherwise plain  bag some life.
 I also made a sturdy bottom so it will hold treasures without sagging. The threadwork on the denim waves as well as the waves coming over the boat were achieved with some aurifil wool thread , first time using this and all I needed was to change the needle to a 16 and it worked like a charm . Wish I had that in other colors that is great stuff. I have to say I am happiest when I am creating something from my own head , it might not take a genius to think this up but for me it is looking at the pieces of fabric that I have on hand and trying to come up with a plan that will work and have enough for that plan , it just gives me a rush , crazy I know but that truly is when I am happy , the world stops for a while and all those aches and pains just disappear :-)
 I hope you enjoyed a great day , I know I did , I had a lovely day at Caribou Beach , Bill was doing an open house at a cottage he has listed and I was the lawn ornament  lol.
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.
 hugs Sheila

22 comments:

  1. It's awesome Sheila... and there is nothing too crazy about being passionate about creating your own things.... we are all a bit crazy aren't we???
    Hugz

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  2. It's a lovely bag Sheila, you should be proud to take that to the beach with you.
    You are good at this.:)

    Last year I bought a book on bag making and even bought the material to do it with. Just haven't got round to it yet.
    Maybe this will give me the push I need. :))

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  3. Cool bag. Love what you have done. Hugs,

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  4. What a neat bag!! I like the fabric choices that you made, especially how you reused the denim pockets.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Judy

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  5. that one lovely bag Sheila well done.xx

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  6. What a fantastic bag Sheila... and so useful, strong and sturdy! LoVe it! :)

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  7. Very wonderful bag, Sheila! I just came from another site where the gal made a cute bag. These are such great things for summer fun and such!

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  8. I am so happy reading this post! Your little bag is scrumptious and I love how you explain the process of how you create. I'd say Bill is pretty lucky to have you as a lawn ornament...make sure you get a commission with the sale, giggle!

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  9. Great beach bag...love the theme.

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  10. I love your bag Sheila. So cute. Your creativity sure was flowing!

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  11. I knew it was a bag :) Very pretty. I love your creativity.

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  12. What an adorable bag! I love it! :0)

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  13. What a great Beach Bag. I need a new one this year Sheila!!!!! LOL

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  14. Love your bag and especially the way you have been re-using material!

    Cheers!

    Jeanneek.

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  15. very cute. love the sailboat, so perfect for summer.

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  16. Sheila, Did you know that " Aurifil Quilt Patchwork and Embroidery Threads" has picked up your bag picture on it's Facebook page today ?

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  17. I love it Sheila! And congrats on the Aurifil Quilt Patchwork & Embroidery Threads FB page! Way to go eh?

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  18. I love your bag Sheila.

    Re-cycling a pocket from a pair of jeans is a brilliant idea and I like the idea of using the Aurifil wool thread to give some texture to the stitching on the waves.

    All very clever.

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  19. Beautiful bagand great that you designed it yourself.
    I love anything with a nautical theme.
    Margaret

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  20. It was worth waiting for- great bag. I love all the weirdly wonderful bitty individual touches you did, I can't imagine how that could not make you happy!

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