Monday, October 31, 2011

New Bag!

Hello! How lovely of you to stop by. It has yet again been a crazy weekend. Because she was having some trouble in her current host family, we decided to invite another exchange student. Not for a whole year, but just for the two months she has left of her stay in Holland. This meant a lot of rearranging inside our home, so that she can have her own room. Next Wednesday she will come, and then we will be with 6! I’m really looking forward to having her around; she is a very nice and bright young lady, and it will be great, to be not the only  female in the house for a change.

And still there had been a little bit of time to craft. And I really felt like making another bag. As usual I started with collecting a bunch of fabrics and the first thing I did was to embroider a panel for the front of the bag.

As I went on, I kept changing the fabrics I was using, so I can’t show you the pictures I made at the start, because I ended up with a complete different bag as I originally started to make. For those who have been reading my little blog before, that won’t be a huge surprise.


This is the front panel. The center is embroidered and I tried to match the colours in the fabric surrounding the panel. I think now it looks quite nice.

The fabrics I used for the bag itself, are mainly woolen fabrics, a bit of tweed, a piece of loden.



The bag is lined with Sari Fabrics in different shades of red and it has a pocket with a zipper.


Maybe not the best possible picture!


Two extra pockets in the front of the bag.

Again it was a challenge to mix and match all the different fabrics and colours; but then again that is what I really love about working with fabrics.


Groetjes, Dorien


Simone de Klerk said...

Wat spannend, nog een bewoonster. Knap hoor, hoe jullie dat doen!
Mooie mix and match tas.

Teje said...

Hi Dorien! Suprise news again from you! You are having and interesting year with all your children! It's nice to have a girl also for a while!
Your new bag is fantastic! You are very talented with mixing different fabrics! Colours are beautiful and it looks really practical!
Have fun with your big family! How is Fleur? I guess she is happy to have lots of friends!
xxx Teje

Monique said...

Zo Dorien, jullie hebben de smaak te pakken met jullie gasten. Je zal het wel druk hebben.
Wat heb je weer een prachtige tas gemaakt. Echt zo mooi afgewerkt. Super.

Groetjes, Monique

sue said...

Such a beautiful bag, I love the colours you used, that sari fabric is lovely.

Corina said...

Wow gave tas zeg! (ook helemaal mijn kleurtjes!)

SewLindaAnn said...

Your bag is certainly stunning!

Wendy said...

wow, gorgeous bag! The embroidery is stunning

Naturally Carol said...

Beautifully embroidered and matched with your fabric. I admire your gift of hospitality and generosity in taking this girl into your home..have fun!

Madeleine said...

This is gorgeous! Horray for bags! ^^

Anonymous said...

Hi Dorien! I heard about your beautiful projects from a friend who purchased your flower scarf on ETSY. I have been knitting the flowers and leaves from patterns in the book you referenced. Would you consider giving directions for assembling the scarf. It is such a cool project!! Many thanks!

MarĂ­a said...

Hello, nice work.
I love portfolios ... (bag)
My English is very poor.
Greetings from Buenos Aires - Argentina.
I invite you to visit my blog.