Thursday, 22 October 2009

Happy Birthday Kath

It is a dear friends birthday today, and I have had such a great time making this Messenger Bag for her.


Kath is of Irish decent, and I love all the little stories she had told me of her parents and grandmother, so the colours etc reflect my 'dreamy' interpretation for this bag.
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I found some vintage silk ribbon which was perfect.  Its the size of a tote bag, and whilst not designed for a weekly grocery shop, it is capable of it.



I envisaged it being used when visiting and taking goodies or presents - rather than in a plastic carrier bag .  Or perhaps on a picnic - or even for storing things hanging on the back of the bedroom door.
Or maybe keeping the holiday scrapbook you made of your trip to Ireland.

Whatever it gets used for - I know you will enjoy it.   And at least it is original - there will never be another exactly the same!

13 comments:

Moira said...

It is really beautiful Lottie Kath will love it

Momiji said...

this is gorgeous..I love the way the lace falls in scallops and that green ribbon is perfect..she will love it!

Christine B. said...

How can you have lost your Mojo this os beautiful. Thanks for the comments on my cards .Hugs x

stampdiva said...

This is stunning! Personally I would hang it on my wall or from a vintage coathanger and just gaze at it .... is that strange?!!! Lynne M x

Lottie said...

No - it is very kind of you to say so - I must admit that I had a job parting with this.

Paula said...

beautiful work and such a beautiful and thoughtful gift, but then youre always very thoughtful and have such a generous heart and spirit.
If I was LK, I'd treasure this bag always x

alcoholinky said...

Stunning Lottie, what a thoughtful and beautifully crafted present

Sally H said...

Beautiful, Lottie! You are so clever!

Minxy said...

Aw thanks ever so much for the lovely comments on my blog...this bag is awsome, i'm not really a vintage kinda girl but this is just so beautiful :)
hugs Minxy x

LazyKay said...

It really is GORGEOUS and you have to hold it and see it in real life to truly appreciate how wonderful this is.

Rob say's it will be my 'Sunday' bag, meaning I have to take care of it, which, of course, I will. I AM tempted to keep it for looking at but as it's meant to be used, I WILL use it. It's already had lots of OHs and AHs from my visitors and people holding it and stroking it.

I LOVE the green, my very very favourite colour.

Thank you.

xxxxxxxxxxx

Rein said...

This is beautiful!

Melinda Cornish said...

this is really beautiful Lottie!!! she will adore it..thanks so much for visiting my blog.....Melinda

Pearl said...

Oh Lottie I absoutely love this. She is beautiful and the colors oh so me! Great job wish I was this talented! You Rock