Sunday, August 15, 2010

stop and smell the roses

Or, in some cases, sew them.

When Cat and I went on our field trip to Lowell, I mentioned that I picked up a couple of pretties at the Quilt Museum that you might see later. Well, later is now, since I finally sat down with my sewing machine and turned them into a finished something.

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My Mackintosh rose bag! The outside fabric is a Japanese fabric fat quarter that I got at the Museum, which is where I also found the pink polka dotted purse handles.

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I've been a big fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh ever since I went to Glasgow, about six years ago, so I couldn't resist the rose fabric.

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And the purse handles were just too cute.

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The lining fabric is just a small pink print that I found at Winmill Fabrics; I wanted something that wouldn't take away too much from the outside.

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I based the shape and measurements for the bag on this One Hour Bag pattern. I'm so pleased with how the whole thing turned out!

1 comment:

seenonflickr said...

That is AWESOME!!!