Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Autumn Bag

I made three items for my swap partner Brandi for the Fall/Halloween themed swap organised by Bonnie at Pink Stitches.

You have already seen the cute Halloween purse, so here is the Fall themed item - I have called it The Autumn bag.


I found this beautiful fabric, Co Co Chi by Kokka. After a bit of a browse on the internet, it seems that this fabric is kind of hard to get, I found it here. The colours are perfect for the Fall theme and I love the small details - the rabbits, birds and deer in amongst the trees.


I made up the pattern myself using a lot of the elements and techniques I learned when I made my first bag, the Tohoku tote. The trim fabric was a red cotton I had left over from making a Super Mario Brothers costume for my sister to wear to a fancy dress party!

To finish it off, I added a large faux tortoiseshell button I had in my huge op shop button stash.


I was really happy with how it turned out, and my swap partner Brandi said she really loves it! I have a fair bit of the Kokka fabric left. Any suggestions what I should make with it?

19 comments:

  1. You've done a great job designing the bag, Ros. The fabric is striking and well suited to an Autumn theme. Perhaps you could make another bag for yourself.

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  2. Those colours are fantastic! My creative mind hasn't kicked in yet.. it's too early in the morning! lol. Maybe you could make a pot holder? with red bias tape, would look really good! I love your new header btw :o)

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  3. what a beautiful purse! Great work :) love the fabric.
    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  4. Thanks for popping by & leaving a comment on my blog. You have some great projects here and the "Link Within" looks great!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  5. That fabric is just great!! I love the purse! I am a bag addict, so I have this feeling you'll be seeing more of me here ;-)
    Esther!
    http://happyinred.blogspot.com

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  6. What a cute bag, I love to sew and love making bags. So this is now on my to do list. Also love the fabric. Great Job! I would it if you share this post at my Sunday's Best party going on now. Sharing is a good thing

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  7. This is a gorgeous tote. I love the fabric!! Stopping by from TGC linky party and your newest follower here and on Pinterest.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/10/knitting-and-loving-it.html

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  8. thanks for sharing, i'm stopping by from tip junkie and would love to have you stop by my blog and check out the huge ($100) giveaway going on now- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html

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  9. i love, love, love that bag. the fabric is perfect and interesting. great job!!

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  10. Great job!!

    I was awarded the Liebster Award for 'Up and Coming Blogs' and in return, selected YOUR BLOG as an up and coming blog!

    Stop by to learn about the award, and pass it on to our fellow bloggers :)

    http://thedomesticatedmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/liebster-blog.html

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  11. VERY VERY nice - great job and wonderful colors.

    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

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  12. Beautiful job! Maybe you could make a pillow with red piping.

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  13. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  14. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. Thanks, Peggy.
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-work-up-wednesday-weekly-linky_25.html

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  15. I'm loving this bag and the fabric you chose to create it!

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  16. Beautiful fabric and I love the purse! Nice job! Thanks for linking up to DIY Diva Thursdays this week!

    Kara
    www.mineforthemaking.com

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  17. This is beautiful. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  18. This bag is so cute. I love it!!

    Ruth

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share. We hope to see you and your newest project on Wednesday.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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