January 08, 2007

Crafty Clivia again: bags

Today´s Swedsh word: väska. Means bag.

Oh yes, my sewing frenzy continues and my man is cooking. Today something electrical in our oven burned so now we will probably have to buy a new stove. Woohoo. (I mean, what a shame. So expensive!)

I made these bags for two little girls I know. The oldest, aged six, knew exactly how she liked hers and even draw a picture of it. Brown, with purple handles and a gold pocket, and then she drew something curly that I have interpreted as lace. The younger, aged four, said that she wanted a red bag. A little more room for improvisations there...

The brown bag is made of velvet, brown and deep purple, and it is lined with a flowery cotton fabric in brown. I made a gold pocket and after a little pondering also decided to add the small beads because the bag looked so "grown up", not as something for a little girl. The red one is made of simple cotton fabric, with a "pouch" pocket and handles in a red fabric I hade left after the quilt. It is lined in bright yellow and I found a lovely "flower" ribbon to decorate it even more. Oh, what a lousy picture this is but the light was hopeless!
I had so much fun making these and hope that their new owners will like them too!

5 comments:

Steve said...

Heating elements and electric burners are easy and not to expensive to replace. You might get lucky. I'd hate to see your creativity restricted to cold dishes.

Pille said...

You are being very crafty these days, Clivia!!

Tanna said...

I look at the two bags and my head fills with all the stories those two little girls will create playing with those two bags. How much fun!

Anne said...

I tried to leave a comment earlier, but apparently no.. :) Anyway, the bags are absolutely gorgeous!! Love them!

Clivia said...

Thank you all for nice comments about my dear bags. I had a hard time parting from them today when I put them in the postbox! But I will make more bags!

We haven´t investigated our oven thoroughly yet but hope it will be OK...