Sunday, August 7, 2011

Winner and more bags

I used my alternate random generator this time to pick a winner for the little bag below. I asked David to pick a number randomly out of his head and he came up with #28.
So confetti falling on your head Chookyblue, because that happens to be you. Congratulations, send me your snail mail address and it'll be in the mail tomorrow along with extra goodies in the bag.

Thank you sooo much everyone for all the wonderful comments and helping me to celebrate. The only downside of giveaways is that there can only be one winner.
The bag bug hit me bad after making that one so I decided to make some time to play around with some variations of a sewing case. I made this one for my daughter using the sewing box tutorial listed on this page.I have made it before but decided to add some interfacing to give it more stability which in turn made it much harder to sew. There was some unpicking and teeth grinding going on.
I used a hair tie for the loop and a vintage shank button for the inside pocket. I loved using these colours which were perfectly funky.
The other bag I made from a Japanese linen I picked up in New Zealand on my last trip but it was looking a little bland so I added the polka dot to the handles and ..................................
 some stitchery to the sides in perle cotton.
I drew up my own pattern for this one but used the same lining technique as the giveaway bag. What I didn't like was hand sewing in the lining pieces and the depth inside could have been bigger.
I haven't finished yet, I think I'll make up another bag pattern using several different techniques to get a good shape and a lining and zip that's easier to put in.
Stay tuned, Janet

46 comments:

Darlene said...

Congrats to Chookyblue - woohoo!

Those are all adorable bags, Janet.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Lucky Chookyblue!!! I'm loving all those bags you're making the big spot in your daughters bag is really fun!

ranette said...

Amazed as usual at your talent Janet ! I made a couple of zipper pouches today and I almost pulled all of my hair out in the process....lol.

Congrats to chooky!!

Cathy said...

Congrats Chooky!! Ooh yes, a bag pattern for this would be wonderful Janet, they are such divine little bags!! xo

Linda said...

No sour grapes here... congratulations on your win, Chooky Blue! Janet, your cases are just to die for. You have the best natural color sense, and the right amount of perseverance to make the most beautiful things. If you keep making them, I'll keep doing my part... appreciating them.

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

well done Chookyblue! Janet this is a fabulous bag, and a great choice of colours. will wait to see what pattern options you come up with.

Christine said...

Congratulations to Chookyblue.
Janet your bags a fabulous.

cheers
Christine

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG..........how exciting that's me..........the bag you made was gorgeous and now I get to keep it..........

love the new bag too........your very handy.......

OMG I just looked how many people had commented on that post........this sure will brighten up my week.........

Quilts And Pieces said...

How fun those are!!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulations to Chooky...they are fantastic bags..

Miriam said...

Congratulations Chooky!!

Great bags, Janet. I love the polka dot handles. Thank you for the link.

Chookyblue...... said...

actually just been out with the kids at the fire cooking little dampers on the end of a stick and thinking this may be perfect to hold my EPP gear..........currently scattered everywhere.........perfect to take to the road with me while at the cows sewing............

Kathie said...

congrats to Chooky! how lucky is she!
having a bag like this would encourage me to take my applique along with me when I go out! I would just want to show off the bag and get to use it!!!
the bags just keep getting cuter and cuter! love the stitching. Your DD and her friend are going to be thrilled with their bags.
Kathie

Ethne said...

Congratulations Chookyblue - what a beautiful bag Janet - I might just select some fabrics to go with some beige or navy linen I've kept (old pairs of slacks) and do something similar myself - thanks for the inspiration

nicolette said...

Congrats to Chookyblue! Love those sewing cases you made! So clever!

Shirley said...

Lucky Chookyblue and you have become the bag queen now to add to your list of credits. They all look fab.

Notjustnat said...

Congratulations to the winner. What a cute bag! I must have missed this post :( Been very busy lately - Hugs Nat

Carol said...

Congratulations to ChookyBlue...what a lucky girl! Janet your bags are absolutely incredible...you are amazing!

Handmade by Mai said...

Beautifull bags

Crispy said...

Wonderful bags Janet!! I'm very impressed with how you are able to make changes to the patterns.

Crispy

SandyN said...

Congratulations chookyblue....

Sandyn

Oops-Lah said...

Lucky Duck, Chookyblue! Love both bags, especially the embroidery on them.

Mary said...

Wow Janet! YOur bags are just as fantastic as your quilts! I just love all the stitching! Love it :)

Mimi said...

The bug bag surely has hit you, hasn't it? They are all adorable.

Nedra said...

Your bags are delightful! I love the fabric combinations and the extra touch with the stitching.

pinsandneedles said...

Cute bags...I think I'm going to try that little sewing box bag. Sew adorable.

Lisa said...

Janet, it looks like I just missed your giveaway. :( Your bags are all so cheery, but I must say the one for your daughter is my very favorite. Such bright colors!

Barb said...

congrats to Chookyblue -
I love the Japanese bag. The stitching detail is wonderful!

Jeanna said...

Congratulations to Chookyblue.

I love your bags and envy your creativity!

Have a great week!

Sallie said...

Congratulations Chookyblue! Love the other bags shown, too!

Janet said...

Janet,
What I love about your sewing is
"IT IS SO HAPPY". Whomever gets
these bags will love them.

Jill said...

These bags are great!! Love everything about them, fabric, designs, the whole package!

Cardygirl said...

Woo hoo Chookyblue! She will be thrilled...how lovely! Love your other bags too...I am inspired!

Shari said...

I've never tried making those sorts of bags before - looks kind of tricky for me - but I just love yours.

liz said...

Missed it by that much - reminds me of agent Maxwell Smart. Lucky chookyblue. The detail in your work is stunning, I wish you could share the talent!

Sewjournal said...

That coloured stitching looks great

Roseanne said...

congrats to Chookyblue on her win. I love all your bags they are so nice.

MARCIE said...

Love your bags! They are so adorable! And your fabric choices are great! Clever lady!

Stephanie said...

Congrats to the lucky winner. Your bags are amazing and cute. The one with the BIG polka dot lining makes me do a happy dance.

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee! Congratulations to Donna -- what a lucky girl. Your bags are beautiful Janet. I especially LOVE the hand stitching -- very cute!

taylorsoutback said...

What a lucky duck!! The bag is adorable and really like what you are doing with the others...so creative.

Dixie said...

Wow, love all your bags! I wish zippers and I got along better...

Ivory Spring said...

The bags are tooooooo cute!

Robin said...

Look at you go! Those bags are all just wonderful. I love all of the attention to detail-- like the lovely hand stitching, and the little button. So fun!

tijerasycuchara said...

I like your works, they are beautuful
congratulations
have you a good weekend
Josefina
tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

bunny said...

beautiful bags. love the stitching on the side.
anyone! :
what the name of the type of bags that zip open and lay flat?
thanks!
onebadbunny@yahoo.com