Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Dragonfly Roses

Another Bag!  Nice and large with lots of room, this is such a great hand-bag.  Designed by Nicole Mallalieu for Australian Homespun Magazine (issue 57).

I made this particular bag with a very special Aunty in mind for her 60th Birthday.  The fabric is reminiscent of Tiffany Stained Glass with dragonflies, roses and leaves, giving it a lovely 'comfortable' feeling, so well suited to a bag which will have lots of use.

The entire bag

Front flap and clasp detail.  There is a magnetic snap underneath. 
Hidden under the flap, inside the bag are two pockets and a very roomy interior space for lots and lots of 'stuff'.  Next time I make this pattern I will modify it slightly to include 2 zipped pockets; one on the inside for little bits and one on the outside for keys and public transport fare cards.
Handle detail.
The handle is nice and wide and very comfortable when I tried it out for length.  I am definitely going to have to make another one of these bags for myself - although how many bags can a girl really have?  Never too many! LOL!

And... my Aunty loves it - her surprise and delight when she opened this gift was wonderful, which is what makes making gifts all worthwhile. :)

1 comment:

Elizabeth Newton said...

Hi Andrea,
Your bag (from Homespun) looks fantastic. Would you like it considered for Readers' Showcase?
Deputy Editor, Homespun