Thursday, April 16, 2009

small projects week-day 4


selvage purse (with iron on vinyl covering)

this was a bugger to make, but totally worth it.
inspiration purse here.

67 comments:

the Campfollower said...

What a fantastic bag! Small project week is really working for you! You are just cranking out greatness.

Karen said...

.....very nice. Ur begining to inspire me to tackle some projects!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Your little project has even got you swearing like an Aussie;-)
(Jodie from Vintage Ric Rac is an Aussie like me).

Well done, it looks lovely.

Melissa said...

you've inspired me to work on some new projects this week. Love the purse! What will you use it for?

Peggie said...

I adore it! (standing ovation)

Suzanne said...

I can only imagine the time it took to piece together those selvages, but you are right the end product was totally worth it. LOVE it!
-Suzanne
JustAnotherHangUp.blogspot.com

amandajean said...

melissa,

i'm going to use it to cart around all my stuff. :)

aj

Anina said...

So nice! I'm very scared of that iron on vinyl.

wa-bound said...

I love it ! So that is what we do with our selvages that we save. You are having a productive week, Amanda Jean. I wanted you to know that I mailed your surprize thank you gift today. The mail person said it would get to you Friday. I will give you a hint. (think dots). Bonita from Northeast FL

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

love it!

Mushyhed said...

Great tote! I love it!

rachel griffith said...

haha...i JUST commented this pic over at flickr.

LOVE this bag.

and you are on a roll for small projects week.
hi-5!!!

Robin said...

That bag is awesome...very pretty. I just started saving mine this week....I had no clue they could be so beautiful!

Jodie said...

Amandajean, I thought you were the most prolific quiltmaker ever - but now it seems you are just as prolific with your small projects.
Obviously, I love the bag!!! Hope you are having a fun week.

annie said...

that's such a cute bag! well done!

Ariane said...

Very cute little bag.

Danielle said...

That bag is divine! I've been saving my selvedges to make something with too (hopefully soon). Any chance of you having a selvedge sewing tutorial on the blog? Thanks for all the inspiration this week!

Renee said...

it looks wonderful - well done!

CJ said...

Ohhhh, very cute! Someday selvedges here will get put into some project.

Valerie said...

I know I have said this before but you amaze me. I love this bag.

SewAmy said...

oh this is adorable.

heather said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bag. I need to get that style down. I just LOVE it!!!!!!!!!! Can you feel my excitment?:):) It's sooooo great!!

Andrea said...

oh my gosh it's the coolest thing ever!!! I've been throwing away my selvedges from the beginning. I will change my ways. You are a superhero.

Hip Mama Crafts said...

So cute!!!!

Amy Jo said...

I. AM. IN. LOVE!!!!

Simply gorgeous!!!

miss you - - - -

Muddling Through said...

Oh, wow! It's gorgeous.

Natalie said...

I LOVE selvage projects. I am patiently saving all mine up for a project. Now sure exactly what I'll do... who knows maybe a bag :)
-Natalie

Meg said...

Cute! I like the handles!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great purse!

another amy said...

Aahhk! (That sound is me sounding amazed and excited at the same time.) This is wonderful! I love it.

Leslie said...

i love how that looks...it is really pretty...i am sure you are going to get many wonderful comments on this one when you go out with it

Oiyi said...

Aaaaaahhhh...I love it!

Terriaw said...

Wow, this purse is so fabulous! I have a shoe box full of selvages I have been saving for... something. This looks fun!

The Odd One said...

I recognize that inside fabric! It's from Joann's! I used it for the outside of a bag then saw Kristin Chenowith's character on Pushing Daisies with an arm sling made out of the same fabric!
But back to your bag - that selvage is awesome!

Debbie said...

I love it!

Threeundertwo said...

So fun! Some of your "small" projects would be big projects for me. I am so impressed.

Annie said...

I love "selvage work"! The bag is adorable.

R I T I said...

Dear Amandajean !
You are sooo creative. I came across your blog just like that and its so nicey put together. You seem to have so much to do with your time. Great ! :). I want to start quilting too. Here in India, its not much of a craze and making quilts out of scraps of cloth is like a 'lowly' thing to do. Here, you do that when you can't afford to buy one from the market.
Anyway, I am planning to make mine out of Jaipur and Ahmedabad block printed cotton. Will post pictures when I'm done. Thanks agan for inspiring me :))

Priscilla said...

it is just adorable!
Kristina
priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Journeying Five said...

love it, love it, love it!

Alexis said...

I love it! How fab, and it will last a long time with the vinyl. Love your blog, gives me such inspriation - must get on!

Emily said...

Very cute!

How does the iron on vinyl measure up? I've been toying with the idea of using it on the inside of some of the bags I make.

Lorraine said...

I could love this bag .

kat said...

so cute! Perfect for spring.

lera said...

Oh, I love, Love, LOVE this!!!!!!!

Mette said...

Lovely! I love these projects. I made a pouch last weekend and had so much fun making it.

Anya said...

Selvages are fun, aren't they? Very nice bag!

nannergirl said...

I can't get over all the wonderful things you're accomplishing this week. Very inspiring!

MichelleV said...

I live in Cranston, RI and the Cranston Printworks selvage in the middle of your bag is right around the corner from my in-laws. It's a small world......Love your work - you are a great inspiration.
MichelleV

Aimee said...

Great bag! Your short projects week is pretty much my idea of what I can accomplish in half a year! : )

Jessica Christensen said...

Oh, my gosh! So cute. Really, I had my doubts as I was waiting for the page to load (yes, still on dial-up here). Do I always say that? I'm a natural skeptic, I suppose. But, I. Love. It. Seriously.

And okay. The word verification "word" is deendog. It's making me giggle. = )

MichelleB said...

It's great! I love that lining fabric, too. I have got to look into that iron on vinyl - it sounds so intriguing.

werd said...

I knew I was saving my selvages for something! I love it!

Rebekah said...

this is so cute! I will have to investigate that vinyl covering stuff...it sounds intriguing!

Em said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work! Really cute bag!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love those selvedge projects and yours is adorable!

beki said...

that is way cool!

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely loving your small projects series...each project is SO inspiring and has gotten my little self into the sewing room...thanks!
--Vicki K.

sandra said...

Great bag!

Life is Sew Crazy! said...

I can imagine what a PITB that was to sew, but It's absolutely fantastic, love it - nice work!

em's scrapbag said...

What a great way to spend your week doing small projects. The bag is great! Love how the table turned out.

The Humming Cat said...

Really Pretty.

julie green (from up up and each penny pretty) said...

what a great idea, and well executed. i'm loving small projects week.

Katherine said...

oh yeah! more than worth the struggle to make... it's fantastic and I love those dotty handles too

Terry said...

Great job on the purse! I love it! :0)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Saw this on flickr and loved it! I can see how it would be a bugger though :)

Becky said...

This selvage bag is too cute!! I wish I had thought of that!! As I was making a quilt for my best friend who had cancer, I happened to look at the selvage and one of the fabrics said "True Friends" and one said "Best Friends." I couldn't believe it! I still have the selvage edges.
Your site is so much fun! Keep up the good fun!