Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sometimes all you need is a new piece of fabric

to get your creative juices flowing (or flowering?).
Here's my story...I had (there was a sale on, which obviously necessitates a retail stop) to make a visit to the local fabric store and after finding what I needed, I found something I wanted. The bright pink flowers on the soft green background was begging to come home with me. It was on sale (hear me rationalizing the purchase??? LOL). It just so happened it coordinated nicely with other bits in my stash and gave me the idea to make this: and thankfully it had only one hiccup in the pattern drafting (which was easily resolved. Whew.). I've yet to line this bag, so it's still a wip; but so far, so good.Now that my 'test' bag has been made to try out my idea, I can say with some certainty, I will be making more of these. I've already been playing with other fabric combinations (you should see the fabric mix and mess I've got going on all over my cutting table...) and thinking of details to add to the basic design.
Sometimes, I get it right when I come up with a project that goes together easily, offers me the chance to combine several different fabrics and results in something attractive and useful. That's my kind of project! I'm so glad I gave in to the temptation of that new piece of fabric.;o)

10 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous fabric Katherine, and what a beautiful bag!
    If a fabric is calling to you, plus matches other fabrics in your stash, plus is on sale!! how can you ignore the signs? If you don't buy it, you will regret it (I know this from experience)

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  2. And you have "all the reasons and one more" (as we say hereby) to be glad
    What a pretty bag, Katherine!

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  3. So much reasons to buy bthe fabric and make this gorgeous bag! Love it!

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  4. Great fabric and fab bag. I'm sure you will get a lot of use from it.

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  5. I love the flowers and polka dots together! And the shape is perfect. :)

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  6. Very pretty design and fabric Katherine! Love it! (And I love the title of your post - now there is a saying to live by!!!)

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  7. The fabrics look very good together! That's a gorgeous bag!

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  8. Oh of course you had to buy the fabric - it is 'drop-dead' gorgeous. To have left it there would have been irresponsible! Lovely, lovely. The bag looks wonderful.

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  9. Beautiful bag and what a great design you came up with. I love things that are pretty and also very functional. The fabric/colour combos are so fresh and clean looking.

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  10. I love the bag.

    and I could really use a new piece of fabric, too. I haven't bought any fabric this month yet. but the temptation is strong. :)

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