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This week I have another bag to share. My bags received quite a few compliments and one even sold in one day (!), so I have been on a bag making frenzy-o.k well, I made 1 more so far, but more are in the plans : )
I love this bird fabric and it makes a nice theme right now for Spring-it has sprung! There are so many types of birds in our yard, I don't even know the names for. I know I've brought this up before, but those giant robins kinda seem (scary) large so I looked them up, just to see why they seem so big to me. Apparently the American ones are about 10-11 inches and the European ones (I'm guessing the ones I remember?) are about 5 inches.
Anyway, fortunately we didn't get the predicted snow this past Monday- but it has been gloomy and sprinkly, hence the darkish photos.
As I dig through my goodies I find more slides-I think this one is vintage too. At least vintage for my collection because I 've had it so long I don't remember ever seeing it before, lol! I think it is Mother of Pearl. Boy, I hate to say things I don't know for sure but it appears to be some sort of shell and it looks opalescent on the back. So for now, I'm going with that.
I added the little color dots (official name?) from the floral fabric's selvedge, to the bottom half of the adjustable strap. The floral's a reproduction -I love the dusty rose color.
The music notes coming from the birds beak, I added some coffee staining to myself-I'm hoping it stays put :0 I'll test it out before putting it in the shop. It was just a little too bright and had to be toned down. The big and the butterscotch colored button, as well as the lace trim are all vintage.
Yep, that's a little Easter project from last year on the table. I have brought out my box of decorations and filled the house and it barely looks like a dent was made in the box!Here's the inside- I didn't add pockets on this one (oops, note to self, write out a list of directions to follow for next time)
And, just because I'm changing things up a little bit on the blog, and I rarely (o.k, only once) have shown myself here, I thought I'd post a photo from a little (lot) while ago. It's one of the first my Mom took with this camera that she still has(!) I like this picture even if it's a little goofy.
It's hard to see my face here, I may have to remove it :0