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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

A bag for Em

Our friend Em was 21 this week and last night we went to her party. It was a lovely night which saw us dressed in cocktail attire. Tony has decided he is getting old when most of the music played is our music remixed and his hearing is so bad he can only catch 2 words in every sentence. We came home after midnight and I heard Lucas drag himself in around 4:30 this morning.
This is what I made Em, she has just finished a teaching degree and is going on to do honors this year. I am always uncertain about making thinks I like for the younger generation but Gemma liked this bag so I thought I would be safe.

Baguette bag

It is the Baguette bag by Cinderberry Stitches.
The pattern is in the November Homespun.

Baguette bag

I used a Moo Moo huneybun called Wonderland(I think)

Baguette bag

The stitcheries are very cute but quick to do.

Baguette bag

Inside it has 2 very colourful pockets and stripey side panels.
It is a lovely large bag perfect for Em to carry all her books to school in.

Baguette bag

37 comments:

Amanda said...

Those handles are perfect. I have decided to make mine in the colours I am using for my tailfeather quilt I have plenty of fabric so will get on to it when the quilt is finished I think and then I can use it to put the quilt in. Though I love your version too.

Lorrie said...

It's gorgeous. I love the mix of fabrics, and the stitched pieces add that extra-special touch.

Lorrie

Connie said...

I love your bag.

Susan In Texas said...

Very lovely bag; I'm sure she'll love it.

Happy stitching,
Susan

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your bag is truly Gorgeous..The label are a great idea!

crafty things said...

A beautiful bag. The stitcheries look great.

Shiree said...

it is a gorgeous bag, I quite agree.Lovely mix of fabrics as well, how could she not love it, but I hear what you say, as I am always just a little unsure when giving to young people!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Shiree said...

it is a gorgeous bag, I quite agree.Lovely mix of fabrics as well, how could she not love it, but I hear what you say, as I am always just a little unsure when giving to young people!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Chookyblue...... said...

the bag looks beautiful.......I am sure the birthday girl would have loved it............

Leisa said...

The bag is gorgeous!! I am just stitching the handles on mine now. I am sure your friend will love it.

Jill said...

You've created a masterpiece Leanne - how special for the lucky recipient!

Kris said...

Nice work Leanne! It is the second one I've seen made up. It's a really nice pattern. My girls would love a bag like that - perfect for the younger generation!

Renee said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I think the fabric is brillint for that bag.

Stina said...

Love the bag... :o)
She will be thrilled over it..

Gina said...

It's gorgeous.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Shontelle said...

Gorgeous bag Leanne, who wouldn't love to receive it? I know I would - but I am no longer in the younger generation. Last birthday I went up an age group! xx

Sue said...

Hi Leanne,
I just love your (or should I say Ems) gorgeous bag. I have been waiting for you to blog about it coz Amanda said it was very nice. I do have it on my list of things to do but I think it needs go go up a spot or two and be the next thing started.
Oh dear .... too much to do .... too little time!!!! See you soon.
Cheers Sue

Lorraine said...

I have the handles!! This is on my "must make" list.....and the fabrics you chose are perfect! I have been in finishing mode and am pleased with my efforts so far....! Have a great week....!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a gorgeous bag with such sweet stitchery. The fabric you used to it is perfect. So happy and bright for a young woman (O:

Batiklover said...

Gorgeous Bag!! As is everything else you make!! :-)
Love the stitcheries, they are soo cute!!!
Can't wait to see your next project.

Shelly

Anonymous said...

How lovely to see this in different colourways I love it!
Wendy

Teodo said...

Leanne, this bag is fantastic.
ciao ciao

Shirley said...

Hi Leanne,
Sounds like a great party. Those were the days when we had the stamina to stay up till the crack of dawn. The bag is great and Em is a lucky girl.
Love Shirl.x

Sue-Anne said...

I Love the bag! The fabric range is perfect for a 21 year old and the handles are perfect.

Levin said...

gorgeous bag - i remember seeing it when we bumped into each other at hettie's patch. you really are very clever....
l
x

Grazia said...

So lovely!!!
Em is a lucky girl...
Grazia

Annie said...

What a beautiful bag you made, and just perfect for taking to school. I've just made myself a new school bag for the new year ... which starts on Wed arghhhhh!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It is gorgeous...bet she will just love it!

Julie said...

Just gorgeous, I'm sure she will love it. Great fabrics you have used.

Sarah said...

Gosh that is a lovely bag - you really are so generous to your friends and family - lucky them.

Che Birba said...

Hi, I'm Laura from Italy! I have a blog and I'd wrote a post where is cited also your blog:

http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2010/01/creative-blogs-from-australia.html

I'd like to invite you to visite my italian blog, bye bye Laura!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a gorgeous bag! I love it! Lucy x

Jenny said...

Lucky Em-it is gorgeous

Mariasun said...

Que precioso...enhorabuena por tu trabajo.
Un saludo desde EspaƱa.

Quilter Kathy said...

This is so beautiful Leanne! Pretty fabrics and lovely stitcheries...love it!

Judith Tetley said...

Oh what a gorgeous bag....I love the fabrics, the colours work so well with the stitcheries.
Well Done!
Kind Regards From
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

May Kristin said...

What a great gift you made! I've seen this bag on several blogs. I love the way it is made!