Sunday, 24 August 2008

Holy? Hardly!

My 12-year-old blossie went off to a friend's birthday sleepover on Saturday. She put in an order for a bag to be made as a gift for her friend. She & her friends go to a Christian youth group on Friday nights, & the girls like to have something funky to carry their bibles in. The brief was something bright, not too girly, definitely no pink, but some dominant lime green. Here is what I came up with: The funky floral & stripe are 'Eyes Wise' collection designed by Luella Doss and Robin Fleming for FreeSpirit. (I came across a very cool & modern quilt pattern using this fabric here if you are interested). I have made many of these bags over the years, both as bible bags & as simply cute & quick little girly bags. I was surprised how many I had made when I went back through the photos: 1. Pom-pom love, 2. Girly pom-pom bags, 3. Fete bags, 4. Pink & green pom-pom bag 1. Blue & brown velvet, 2. Checks & roses, 3. Fresh blue & white, 4. Pink & brown frilly
A friend & I have made some of these bags for school fetes, and they sell like hotcakes. I took lots of photos as I was making this latest bag so that I can put a tutorial together. I hope to post it soon. 
Please let me know if you can think of a better name for my tutorial than 'Bloom's Bible Bag' - this sounds far too holy for me! I am working on it, but am far from puritanical yet - LOL!

14 comments:

  1. All those bags are just gorgeous, you have such a lovely style. You can make me a "bible bag" anytime LOL

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  2. Oh I just LOVE the Pom Pom Love and the Checks and roses. The bags are fabulous.
    Joy :o)

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  3. Just Bloom´s bag! They are awesome. I love the blue and white one.

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  4. How about naming the bag Sunday Special. BY BLOOM ?
    Hugs Mary.

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  5. I love the bag and cant wait for the tutorial now how about
    Blooms beautiful book bag
    hugs Beth

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  6. your bags are great cant wait till you write a tutorial for them. I just love pom poms and ric rac but I havent mad anything with both as yet

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! Cant wait for the tutorial!! I must make one too!! Can't pick a favourite, I love them all!! Cathyxx

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  8. They are all so pretty! One for each day of the week! :o)))I'm looking foward to your tutorial!

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  9. love the Colours & the pom poms on this bag it is Great.
    cheers
    maree

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  10. I had a thought for a bag name - it came to me in the middle of the night so I thought I'd put it out there in the light of day (scary!). What about "Blooms Bread and Butter Bag" - because you can dress it up any way you like and it's always great - just like bread and butter. It's just a thought and maybe it doesn't work so well in the light of day. Love, Liz.

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  11. Hi,
    When I saw the bag I straight away thought of my daughter and the lack of a bag for her Bible and when I mentioned that there might be a tutorial she said "when will you make me one". Thanks for a great blog very inspirational.
    Sylvia:)

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  12. Bloom's pom pom bag, or Bloom's fete bag. I love it, I would carry my bible in one of them too! Looking forward to the tutorial. Jodie

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  13. That Bible bag is just lovely! The colors are so bright and cheerful! I hope you do put up a tutorial because I would love to make one for my daughter! Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Oh WoW Ros, all your bags look great. What great little practical bags for anyone.....

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