Thursday, March 31, 2011

besties = bags!

when i saw this pattern by Miss Anna at Noodlehead, i just knew it needed to be made for my bestie's birthday! she's one trendy minimalist and this bag lent to such a unique design & function ability... it had her name all over it. period. i made a few personal adjustments for her... but other than that, this is one slick pattern that can easily be made in one afternoon!

i did end up making the strap 6" X 39", so my friend could use it more as a messenger bag when she takes her girls to the farmers market.

and yes, i pinned the crap out of it! haha... ( this pic is for youtraci! )

this picture is purely selfish... the pattern allowed me to use my new scissors again... and i lOVE them so, that i thought i'd throw them into a pic :)

i added an additional top stitch on her handles too! :)

even another bestie came over and modeled it for me!! ( without stealing it! ) LOL

in the end... i lOVE it! and i hope she will adore it too!! this was a ton of fun!

fact: Portland has now had 28 days of measurable rain during March, breaking the old record for 27 days as of March 29. Can you see why i continue buying rainbows??? wouldn't you! good grief... i NEED some sunshine!!! hahaha... Xo, Heather

29 comments:

  1. LOVE it! I bought the pattern last week, and have been auditioning fabrics for the perfect Spring bag! The green is the perfect POP!

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  2. The bag looks fantastic. I love the fun look of it. I also love the rainbows you buy. I bet you need it with all that rain :)

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  3. Ooh I just bought the pattern and I'm weighting for some white on green and green on white Wild Thyme Pods.

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  4. 28 days of rain, I'd be freaking nuts. What a strange winter every where. In SoCal we have finally ended 5 yrs of official drought and we are all tired of the 5 days a rain a month. Love the bag and I always pin a lot!

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  5. This looks great! Anna is the queen of bags isn't she? I haven't made this one yet... looks like I need to buy the pattern.

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  6. I ordered this pattern too. Cant wait to make it. One of my biggest sewing/quilting faults is not pinning, or not pinning enough.

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  7. I feel for you, we had a ton of rain in northern California. Last week was really bad but this week is so nice. Hope the sun is starting to shine in your part of the west coast.

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  8. I'm headed to check out the pattern. For some reason it reminds me of a pear. It looks great and I bet your BFF will love it.

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  9. That's a fantastic bag Heather! I love it, I want it!

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  10. I've been eye balling that pattern ever since I saw it on her blog, it looks fabulous!! I may have to make one now :P I can't blame you for buying rainbows, this weather is driving me up the wall...

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  11. This is one beautiful bag! How on earth did your friend not 'borrow' it?!! It will make someone very happy. :)

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  12. That is one great bag! I'm sure your gal is gonna love it. Aaaand... I'm pretty sure I just drooled over the fabric in the last photo.

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  13. I am sure you have seen this video... but every time I see a rainbow or someone talks about a rainbow it is all I can think about! if you have already seen it, watch it again and have a laugh... if not, you are in for a HUGE treat! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

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  14. You're such a Bag (lady)!
    It's awesome, she'll love it. I feel your rain pain, too.

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  15. So cute. I need to get that pattern. It looks like it came together very easily!

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  16. Great bag! Love the rainbow fabrics, nice and cheery!

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  17. love it heather!!! love!! and the little details you added are awesome. :) so glad you had fun making it.

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  18. Just bought the pattern. MUST make that bag too! I'll bring it to circle next week- you better come!!!!

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  19. I love the bag and the fabrics you selected for it-- your friend will love it! I thought of you today as I was driving-- on my local NPR station, between segments, they played one of the songs that I recognize from your blog (I looked at the playlist and listened, but I'm still not sure exactly which one it is)

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  20. I've been thinking about making that bag too... I love it with that green, leafy fabric!
    I'm totally with you on the buying rainbows thing too! Up here in Seattle we've had just as much rain, and I'm over it. My husband just told me that we have to move South, lol!

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  21. Great job Heather, I have been debating getting that pattern to and you saucked me in . I can't wait to make it now :) Thanks for eing an enabler!

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  22. I LOVE the bag! The fabrics that you chose are pretty awesome too. Sew On!

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  23. oh my ... i would not do well with that many days in a row... we are on about 6 and i'm crawling the walls!

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  24. I love the bag! And just fyi, I heard back from Judi Bellingham. She's planning to put your tutorial on the EPP up on her newletter.
    Her stuff comes through the bella site and her part is at quilting(dot)bellaonline(dot)com

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  25. morrisey.......how did i know....

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  26. That bag is awesome! And I know what you mean about the rainbows. I am a bit obsessed with color these days. I love the rain (shhhh- born in Oregon and I think it is in my blood), but oh my. I could use some sunshine across the river here!

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