Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rescue effort

I made an Evening Bag today. I decided to make it in evening (wedding?) fabrics for a change. When I turned the bag through, I thought that those interesting textural bits on the fabric rather resembled crinkle-cut potato chips.

Luckily, I'm a terrible hoarder of anything that looks like it might EVER be useful....

These broken (fake) pearl strings have been in my possesion for over 20 years - surviving multiple shifts between houses, countries and hemispheres....

..and the potato chips are now poppies... sort of.

Because I finished it long after the day's light was gone, I couldn't get a decent photo of the whole bag. Can you put the picture together in your mind...?

Don't worry - I'll follow up with a proper photo another day.

14 comments:

Handmade said...

Wow - very swish!!

craftygirlwithruffle said...

I can and I love it! The bag looks great Nikki.

Katherine said...

Oh-la-la. Very posh, Nikki.

Now wasn't it smart of you to save those bits as they look perfect on this bag.

PaisleyJade said...

Very pretty!

okie2thfairy said...

Where do you get your labels?

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Its divine. There's only one person I can think of who could possibly turn potato chips into poppies!! The beading looks very pretty.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just lovely!! Looks very glamorous.

My Black Cardigan said...

Hoarders everywhere rejoice!

laura said...

I love the lining and the facing! Too funny though, I NEVER eat potato chips but just last night I opened a bag of exactly those kind of chips!! At least yours are pretty and calorie free.

Carolina said...

So...are you calling it the Smiths Bag?? LOL
Looking forward to seeing it in full but it looks devine!

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

What a posh delight! Everyone needs a bag that makes them crave those ridiculously tasty, fat-riddled things we call chips. I want some now!! :-)

MissyP said...

Hey Nikki. GREAT bag - love your potato chip flowers ;)! Actually, my favourite part is the machine embroidery. Lovely, just lovely. By the way - your button on my blog links to an error page. Hmmm ;/ Think I'll try re-loading it and see if that works. Cheers, MissyP.

MissyP said...

OK, cancel that. Re-loaded it and now it's linking just fine. See ya!

Tracy said...

Hello! Stumbler here in a round about way, and very glad I did...your blog and projects are beautiful! LOVE this bag and all its pretty details. Love those potato chips! ;o) Very glammy!