Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bella's Bags (Copycat Challenge #36, #37, #38)

Just like any girl, Bella Phant needs her bags. Again, more is more! Bag #1 (the Winter Tote Bag on pages 20-21 in the book Blanket Statement by Vicki Haninger)
holds all the outfits as shown in the recent blitz post "Meet Bella Phant" as well as her shoes. One might note that the bag applique of the striped elephant is a recycled/felted sweater remnant. Bag #2 is Bella's purse perfect for holding the smallest of treasures. It is embroidered with words to melt your heart...
Vicki called this project on pages 58-59 the Rose Petal Potpourri. I tweaked it by leaving an opening in the top to turn it into a pocket instead of a mini pillow and added side handles.
Bella likes to wear it this way across the front of her body.
Bag #3 was the Techtronics Bag on pages 64-65 in Vicki's book. Seeing as I know Bella will be an avid reader, I tweaked this to be a mini book bag. A "B" was pieced with foundation paper and an appliqued flower on the side. Tiny books fit inside.
Add three more projects to the "fireworks" Blitz going on as the green blanket is dwindling in its size, but going out with a bang! Coming: the shoes.


Timi + Andrew said...

Just simply amazing! So creative! Thank you for your comment on our blog, Deb!

The Lindahl News said...

Timi, we continue to think of you and your family! Thanks for commenting.

Sonia said...

Deb, I love the purse! Bella is so stylish. Inquiring minds want to know...what are the words to melt our hearts that have been embroidered on Bag #2?

Lovin' this blitz!

The Lindahl News said...

I (embroidered heart) U (you)!

Anonymous said...

Love the craft work. I am also a fan of Turkey Feathers, nice job!