Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Boho Bags

I have been bitten by the
Boho Bag Bug.

I went to the local thrift shops
 looking for a bag that I liked.
I had intentions of taking the
bag apart, using that for
a pattern.  None of the bags
I found,
were really what I wanted.
I dug through my stash of old
patterns.  Finding one for a purse
 I had made back in the 70's. 
I liked the shape,
but it needed to be bigger.
Using the pattern as a guideline, I
did a redesign drawing my
own pattern.
While I was at the thrift store I found this
lovely yellow 100% wool blanket.
$2.00...I could not pay for it, fast enough!
I brought it home and after several
washings in HOT water, it felted nicely.
I then tried out the pattern I had created. 
Next, I found this piece of vintage
needlework in my stash and made
a small lunch bag. 
 I then got busy on the Boho Bags.
 I love the feel of the cut velvet and the
upholstery weight chenille back.
 Remembering the detail of, you should
look good when leaving a room I added
a touch of stitching to the back pocket.
 This bag is slightly smaller and
has wonderful fabrics as well as a
removable flower tassel on the front.
 The next is my favorite.  I love the
subtle differences in the creamy
shades of fabric.  Those subtle
differences, also make it difficult
to photograph.
 Close-up of front details.
 Fringy back pocket too!
The purses are lined with pockets
a magnetic closure.
I have a craft show coming up in
 6 weeks.
  I will be in my sewing room,
 if you miss me!

Love to all,


Dianne said...

Oooo I love these! And I love the new look of your blog too!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous bags dear Deb, can't wait to see what all you create:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

DeeDee said...

Oh you girl... you are so good.. my favs are the lunch bag and creme one... I need to try my hand at this... hehehe! you are so inspiring....thanks for the pics....:D good luck at the sale ... I know you will rocfk it and sell all...

Dezinaworld said...

I so envy your talent Deb, i LOVE these gorgeous bags, all of them. the bottom one is ultra pretty and they all would look good with casual wear
fab work my friend
hugs June xxxxx

Lynn Richards said...

Holy cow, Deb!!! These are fabulous!!!! I really love what you have done with everything. I would love a lunch bag so cute!!!

Sharon said...

Wow and I love your favorite. I can hear your sewing machine from here!!!

Simply Debbie said...

I stopped by to say hi and I am sooooo glad I did....these purses are gorgeous...I love the one that has the flower tassel the best and then the cream and white lace one and the one you call a lunch box would make a great purse for thrifting and garage saling.
Are you going to sell any of these on Etsy....
Keep sewing...if I was rich I would buy them all....I just love the unique and you could sell these well in New York.....
How is your husband doing....
I was away from my blog for about two months...ill but 90% better.
simply debbie

Suztats said...

Lovely bags, Deb. Don't know which is my fave....can't pick just one! These will be snatched up at the sale.

Fiona said...

Wow... you are on a roll... those are fantastic....

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

You have been a busy lady! Great job on the bags! Like your new blog look too. Take care, Connie

ShirleyC said...

Well, look at you! I thought you were just working on one bag, and you just can't stop, can you!
They are all unique and beautiful!

Createology said...

Each of your bags is just fabulous. Unique and one of a kind will be a huge sales factor. Your attention to detail is wonderful with the back pockets and trims. Happy sewing...

Carol said...

Great bags! I think your favorite is mine too, but that leopard print one is ...well...maybe THAT one is my fav. Can't choose.

Thanks for posting pics.

Pat Winter said...

I can't say I'm sorry you were "bitten" these are beautiful bags and I can imagine the fun you are having!

Riki Schumacher said...

Wow Deb, look at you go! I love these bags, and so many wonderful colors and great texture. Very fun, yes, you have been a busy girl! Take care, Riki

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Stopped by to see how you've been and well you have been busy ! and I love each one of those fabulous bags.

karen said...

busy, busy!! gorgeous bags.....

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You're on a roll! I like all of these but if I had to pick a favourite it would have to be the lovely orange & animal print one.

vicki said...

Oh my gosh Deb - you are really on to something here - your latest creations are adorable. You better be planning to sell these somewhere because they are totally fab!


Cathy K said...

Woo-hoo! You’ve been busy while I was at the CQI Retreat. Wowsers, I just checked in and was blown away. I love your bags! And what is so cool is that even though there are many of us doing Bohos, everyone has their own unique style. I LOVE yours!! And those cuff bracelets are to die for, too! Big hugs, Cathy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb,

Your unique bags are lovely and very creative. Neat idea. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. Hug Judy

Brynwood Needleworks said...

You've been busy! I love all your boho bags, girlfriend. I just know you're going to have a good show.
Happy Weekend,

Susan said...

Wow...you have been busy. Loved them all! Hope you have a good day.

vicki said...

Hey girlfriend - just checking in on you! I am sure you are busy creating something wonderful! Hope all is well~~


Gaby Bee said...

WOW, you have been busy! A really fabulous collection! These bags are amazing. You are one talented gal!

Have an artful weekend!
Gaby xo

T's Daily Treasures said...

All your bags are great! I hope the sewing is coming along nicely. I'm guessing you still have a couple of weeks before the craft show. Wishing you much success. Best wishes, Tammy

karen said...

I am waiting patiently here in Lancashire for pictures of your holiday????? Have your puffs arrived yet?? It takes about ten days and I forgot when I posted them....

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Your bags are lovely. Thank you so much for posting my little knitted Pinky on your sidebar and helping to spread the word.

Susan Elliott said...

Holy Smokes! You REALLY have been bitten by the boho bag bug...I really like the orange with black flower tassel. Good luck on the production line AND at the craft show!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Deb,
these are absolutely beautiful!!
Have no clue why I didn't see this post earlier!Sorry.

jelly andrews said...

I really love the last one. It is really cute. And I like the fact that it is not too small or too big. I guess it is just the right size for an everyday use.

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