March 10, 2008

Mum, don't peak!

It's my Mum's birthday soon, and after the cushion I made for christmas went down so well, it has been difficult to know how to top that, until I spotted this tutorial on Betz White's blog.  So, after felting a wool cardigan, I set about making one of those lovely bags.

(front)

I've adapted it slightly by completely changing the colours, adding a lining, blanket stitch decoration to the edges, and a press stud flap for security.

(back)

Am very pleased with the result, and will simply have to make another!

(close up detail)

Thank you Betz for such an inspiring project idea!


Well now, down to the real business, this morning, there were 85 comments (sorry to those who were too late), after knocking it down to 84, as one person had commented twice, the winner, courtesy of an online random number generator, is...

49

which is Louise of LuluLollylegs!

Congratulations Louise, if you email me with your address, I'll get Rosie and a few added extras in the post.  Thank you to everyone who joined in and played along, some weird flavours of crisps there, salt & vinegar is most definitely quite a popular choice, gave me the munchies reading all the comments!

39 comments:

Goiuri said...

Wow!! I love those bags!!

sara said...

beautiful lucky Mom

Katy said...

fab bag!!!
well done, Louise!

Trulymom's Creations said...

Beautiful!!!!

Betz White said...

love it! thanks for sharing, it came out great and I love your adaptations to it!
Betz

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a gorgeous bag! And jealous congratulations to Louise! Only joking, sincere congratulations to Louise!!!!!!!

monda-loves said...

Beautiful! You really must open your shop soon and fill it with all kinds of goodies like this lovely bag :o)

Monda
x

Whizzz said...

I love that bag!

French Knots said...

Love the bag, looks super in those colours.

SewToBed said...

I saw the original tutorial and now that I've seem this I might just have to make one.

I have a free day tomorrow so maybe I can go jumper hunting!!

Bunny B said...

Cute bag! Lucky mom.
And lucky Louise too!
:)

Laura B said...

This bag is beautiful, I'm sure your mum will love it! I used to make felted bags and there is something so much more substantial about them than just cloth!

Mytutorlist.com said...

Wow, I really like your version of the spring tote. It looks fabulous. Your mum's gonna love it!

Fubsy said...

Oh that is so beautiful! (Miaou)

Prue said...

I LOVE that bag and I am SO NOT a handbag person.!

Kate said...

Fantastic bag!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

That is a fantastic bag LK. I really like it. I just wish I had won the draw, but congratulations to the winner!

Michael House said...

That bag is fantastic and really inspiring. I have piles of felted jumpers (deliberately felted I hasten to add), so this would be a great way to start using them. Thank you

Lina said...

Very special indeed.

Blossom said...

your bag is just lovely!!!!

Penny said...

Awww, I love the way your bag turned out, it's precious. I might have to try that tut!

Sylvia C. said...

Lovely bag, and lovely rosie, too!


truly,

Sylvia C.

Kitty said...

That's a beautiful bag - I'm sure your mum will love it. If she doesn't, I'll be happy to take it off her hands ;-) x

Felicia said...

Fantastic bag :)

Rubyred said...

WOW,that really is a beautiful bag,lucky mum!

Louise said...

Yay for me!!!! I absolutely adore that handbag - lucky mum! The colours are divine - what is the fabric behind - it's all so beautiful and rich looking.

JackBlackRoady said...

i love the bag, the flowers on it make it look even more special!
xxx

farawayme said...

your mum is so lucky! what a gorgeous bag!

dottydesigns said...

love the bag it is beautiful, your Mum is one lucky lady.x

Arlette said...

This really knocks my socks off! It's absolutely darling and I'm certain your Mum is going to love it.
Aloha!

scj said...

That is such a gorgeous bag. You are amazing!

Sheila

jillian said...

When I saw the bag I had to call my neighbor immediatly to tell her she just had to see it!! We LOVE it!!! Sooo sweet!
Jillian

louise said...

well done on the bag. it is beautiful i love the colours and the flowers are perfect!

happy year long blogging too - it goes by fast!

Valerie said...

Love the bag! I love your blog! I will be back to visit soon.

katelnorth said...

hey, great bag - I think I really must felt a jumper or two :)

Ravenhill said...

What a gorgeous bag! Your mom will be so happy!

mellyandrosie said...

WOW - that is a STUNNING bag!!!! I am sure your mum is going to be completely over the moon!

Anja said...

The bag is WONDERFUL! I love it. I just found your blog. Beautiful!!

megan said...

hey lucykate your bag is on betzwhite's blog!!!
your bag is gorgeous - bet your mum will be so pleased with it :0)

x vInTaGe VioLeT x