About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lilybeth Bag

I was blessed with a copy of the Lily Beth Pattern from Beki, at Artsy Crafty Babe. When I saw it, I knew it would make a great ballet bag. Savannah has been asking me to make her one since last year. Since ballet starts in a few weeks, I figured I would be a good momma. She was sleeping over at a friend's house when I started it, so she got a surprise when she got home : ) She had already picked out this fabric, and I knew it would look great with this pattern. This is actually my first purse/bag ever. I really enjoyed putting it together. Beki's pattern was very straightforward and easy to understand. Of course, Sydney and Isabella both want one now as well : D Sydney has already picked her fabric out and I have it cut and ready to sew. I just need to buy some more fusible fleece. So, I should have another bag to show you in a few days. Isabella is deciding on her fabric, and then Momma is going to have to make one for herself! I am thinking some Pop Garden fabric would be nice. Oh, and I used an antique button I bought on our St. Francisville trip in April. A covered button would have been really cute, too.

I also sort of finished the Elephant from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. He still needs eyes, but I can't decide if I want to satin stitch them on or use buttons. Also, I need to redo his ears, I put them on too low on his head. Here is a picture anyway, I will show another one when I redo him.


Tine said...

The bag is gorgeous! Good job choosing the fabrics :-)
The elephant is cute cute cute!

Michelle said...

Love that bag!!! and the elephant is adorable!! can't wait to see him with his eyes! :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Can't believe you have never made a bag before!!! Love your daughters choice of fabrics - can't wait to see the other ones that you whip up! Fabric you used in the elephant is soooo cute.

muralimanohar said...

The bag is gorgeous! Great job!!

I made an elephant ages ago that looked similar (from a vintage pattern), and I used seed beads for the eyes...I thought it was so cute. :p It's somewhere on my blog, deep in the archives. I LOVE the short, stubby shape of these! lol

beki said...

Tonya, the bag turned out great! I love those fabrics together ;-)

Anonymous said...

Love the bag! What a cute pattern! Great job :)

Marie said...

I saw that pattern and was thinking about getting it, but wasn't sure about the difficulty level. I'm glad you reviewed it, I may get it and try it now. I love the choice of fabrics and it's such a cute design.

The elephant is adorable, I like button eyes, but satin stitch eyes might be better depending on who gets the elephant (babies or older kids) for safety.

All so cute! Are you heading this way yet (to Katy)?

cathy gaubert said...

oh, i love the bag!!! isn't beki that best? i have a pattern, too, and need some fusible fleece before i get started. i've never used that stuff before, so i'm a bit nervous about the results. beki promises that it's easy, and so do you right?! :) and the ellie...absolute sweetness!

Sarah said...

That is a great bag! I love the fabrics you chose. I'm adding this to the must-buy pattern list.

Amy said...

The bag looks great! It sounds like it was a hit with the right people :)

The elephant is very cute too. I like button eyes best, especially on a busy print like that one (unless it's for a baby who might eat the buttons).

Wonderful creations!