Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sunshine in a bag

File this under "sincerest form of flattery." I fell in love with these bags that Ali/a2(w) made for Kelly in the Goodie Bag Swap. I LOVE the Weekender bag, but I've also heard enough stories about that pattern to scare me away from it. After perusing stalking Ali's photo stream, I came across this bag, and decided I must have one like it!

Sunshine bag
Hello, new friend!
(fabric here)

Sunshine gpleats
The little pleating details make me happy.


Love how the straps turned from chevrons to stripes.


For the interior, I used this print from Ty Pennington's Impressions. (I'm loving the yellow/gray right now, as seen in my 4x5 inspiration mosaic.)


This is an excellent pattern, available from Green Bee Patterns on Etsy. I highly recommend it, and I'll be using it again for sure!

sunshine bag 2
In conclusion: Thanks to Ali. Kelly is a lucky lady. Excellent pattern. Love my bag. The end!

17 comments:

Kati said...

LOVE it!! I have to get some of that fabric. Fabulous bag.

Kelly said...

I love your bag! It makes me want to make a smaller version of mine for when I don't need a monster tote! :) Great job!

Sonja said...

Love this bag and the bright sunshiny fabrics!

traceyjay said...

LOVE this Katie! :)
(and thanks for the link to the fabric; I was wondering what it was!). :)

Leah said...

I've decided that you're a robot and you don't need to sleep.

Ali said...

Thanks for the flattery! :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute bag! Congrats.

Megan said...

Gah! I loved Ali's bag too! Now I seriously want to make one! :)

Kristie said...

La-la-LOVE!!!! Grey and yellow is my new happy place. Again...you have awesome taste ;)

**nicke... said...

C U T E!

Kristy said...

That is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE your color combo!!!

Kelly Irene said...

I'm totally swooning over your bag. The yellow fabric is beautiful, and I'm a complete sucker for the pleats. Gorgeous!

Vicky said...

Too cute! I love the size of it. It looks like you could fits lots of stuff in it!

Alexia said...

oh yay! I love your vera bag! So glad you enjoyed my pattern!

Connie said...

Beautiful purse, love the fabrics you chose!

A Home In The Highlands said...

Your Vera Bag is amazing, I love your choice of fabric, I think it actually looks much nicer than the one on the pattern - Don't be too surprised it you see a very similar bag appearing on my blog in the next few weeks, I think I might have to steal the idea!

Diane said...

Love this bag! It is perfect for summer and will go right into fall!