Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fiona's Freeway in Purple

After I tested Fiona's Freeway, (from the Easy Street Collection of bags) for Christine of ChrisW Designs, I decided to sell it and one of my blog followers purchased her. Then after she received Fiona, I got an email from her asking if I could make another Fiona in purples. You see she gave the 1st Fiona to a cat rescue place for them to auction off. How sweet is that?! I hope Fiona fetched a lot of money for the cat rescue.

So here is Fiona in purples. I again machine stitched decorative stitches on the flap and added some French knots by hand and a few buttons too. My favorite part of making this bag was creating the flap and that is not even in the instructions, but my own artistic nature coming out to make this Fiona special. It was hard seeing Fiona go, but she went to a good home and that makes me happy.
I chose a batik print for the body of the bag and a hand dyed dark purple for the accent fabric.


Fiona's backside.


I took this before I added the large bead for the drawstring.

Inside is a slip pocket and a zippered pocket.


This is the slip pocket inside. I added an applique kitty to the pocket.


I used a large bead instead of cord stops for the drawstring.




 
To give you an idea of the size of the bag I put Fiona on my dress form.

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13 comments:

  1. So cute! I think the detail stitching is my favorite part.

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  2. And your creativity made a lovely bag into a one of a kind spectacular bag!!

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    1. Thank you so much Judith. You are a no reply so I couldn't email you directly.

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  3. LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! (THe kitty made me smile!)

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  4. This is awesome. All the little details are so exquisite.

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  5. The fancy stitches on the flaps of these bags is such fun! I really love the batik body fabric on this bag. Kitty inside was a fun surprise!

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  6. how fun is that, you out did yourself. great color and the batik fabric is so rich looking. Everything lines up so well. You went to town on those decorative stitches. she is going to love it.
    Tara

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  7. Bellísimo!!! Cuántos detalles lindos. Muy inspirador

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  8. Lovely and very artistic bag. What a great purchase for Charity idea. Your bags are sew well made and unique. Purple Bliss...<3

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  9. "Fiona's backside"... LOL! Very nicely done, Daryl, and I love the purple and black combo. The custom flap is stunning. Like the variegated ricrac too, does it come like that or did you dye it?

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  10. A one of a kind bag with that gorgeous stitching Daryl. I love it!!!

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  11. O.M.G. I just fangirled over your Fiona in blue ... and now I see it in purple and I am DONE. Just DONE! I subscribed to your blog after finding the first Fiona, and I'm having a wander through your eye candy ... I mean through your posts :D Your bags are fun and creative and colourful and beautifully embellished and stitched, and now I see an applique on a slip pocket and I have to run downstairs and go through my applique templates to see what I can add to my next bag, lol.

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