Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sam Is At It - Again!

The Bag Saga continues....
Bag Prototype I
Watercolor and Ink
Sam* got loose at the fabric store the other day and decided we just have to have a new bag for our big adventure!** I'm not even going to tell you how much material we came home with, but let me just say that if we make up all the material she just had to have, we'll have a coordinating bag for every outfit in the closet!

But I digress and Sam is giving me that look that tells me I need to get back on subject....the bag you see in the sketch above is actually made. It is missing the handle(s) and the flap is not sewn on yet. That won't be done until after handles are complete.

Sam wanted to use the two materials, the blue stripe and paisley....until we returned home and she found the green stripe in our stash to use as the lining. Of course, the whole point of this is to create a bag that's not too big and not too little and has just the right size/amount/type of pockets.

Much debate ensued with regard to what was big enough and what was too big. It turns out this one may be a bit too small. Which thrills Sam no end as she gets to make more bags. When and where we're going to find the time, I have no idea, but that small detail doesn't bother Sam. She has no concept of time.

Must be nice.
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*Welcome to new readers and followers! For those of you unfamiliar with Sam, she is my muse, alter ego and all around troublemaker that gets me into worlds of trouble....and loads of fun!

**Big announcement about the big adventure Sam is excited about later this week!

11 comments:

  1. Pretty! Sam has good taste. Can't wait to see the finished product. (I'm glad I'm not the only one to gets excited about new bags...I have two to tell you about the next time we meet up!)

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  2. Pretty bag. This sounds like a great plan. My purse is large enough to carry most of my stuff but that isn't so fun as a special bag! Is this one large enough to hold a journal or is that why you are going to make it a bit larger? Love the colors and design. Wow Sam, you're a great designer!

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  3. Very pretty! I'm hoping I'll get to see it in person!!

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  4. Looking forward to it, KJ!

    Timaree, it will hold a journal up to 6.5 inches wide and 10 inches tall. I can also get my little palette, 3 waterbrushes, a pencil, fountain pen or other permanent ink pen and my iPhone in there! It's tight, but manageable. I, oops, Sam thinks the next one will be about an inch wider.

    Cheryl, if not this one, the one very similar to it!

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  5. That!s a great bag, very pretty and practical! It!s a good thing that I don!t have a fabric store near me,could mean lots of trouble!

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  6. Gee, Sam's creation is making my sewing fingers itch to visit a fabric store! It looks lovely, and much nicer than my re-purposed camera bag which only has a smudge of silver paint on it. Where DOES she find the time?!

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  7. So many projects, so little time!! There's something about fabric stores - you just have to have more than you need!

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  8. Can I borrow Sam - I may 'need' one of these. Whatever size you make it - it won't be big enough. LOL

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  9. ...Sam is a seamstress too! I love this bag...looks marketable! :-)

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  10. Oh that Sam is totally amazing. Wish I had her. Lovely idea. You need to take a pix with everything in it.

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  11. Are you sure you have all your marbles?? You certainly duke it out with your muse, don't you?
    This bag is so pretty and I like that you painted it instead of just photographing it, like I would. :)

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