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Monday, February 17, 2014

Vicki Batman ~ #handbag Monday: Checkered Past?

#handbag Monday
Wow! I went to Jazzercise before church yesterday and TWO ladies remarked on my lovely bag. Take a look: 

This is a vintage Margaret Smith I picked up on eBay or ETSY (my sissie would love to have one, too). I probably paid less than $20.00. It springs open and shut and has handles a little longer than I'd like, but would be used to sling over a shoulder.
I think my friends liked this one because it is fabric. So that got me to thinking when was the last time I saw a fabric bag? Before the holidays, I went to a large department store and found Vera Bradley bags. They are usually flowery, sweet-looking things. Nothing quite as bold or as classic as this hound's-tooth check.
I've seen fabric bags more on ETSY than elsewhere. When I worked market, fabric bags were quite the thing.
So what do you think? Do you like fabric bags?
Poinsettia Handbag: Week 1
I've begun another new project, a holiday handbag!
I bought the canvas partially stitched with the poinsettias on eBay. I'm using the same floss I did for the Paris bag in black to fill in the background. That's all there is too it! Couldn't be any easier. In this case, I'm using two strands instead of one.
The bag will be shorter and a tad wider. I think I'll make the gusset not as wide.
Stay tuned!
And in case you might want a fun romantic comedy to read:http://amzn.to/1cuV6Ry


Melissa Keir said...

The bag is so pretty. I love the fabric bags for a fun change. I used to have this wonderful suit in a green houndstooth. I miss it, even though it had the biggest 80's shoulderpads.

Did you get the Paris handbag done? You must show photos!

vicki batman said...

Thanks, Melissa. I've even pinned a big red flower on it and wow! Weren't the eighties and those shoulder pads funny?

Paris handbag needs to be made. thank you for asking. I'll take 'er in this week. Hugs.

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