Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blog Candy! Purse up for Grabs!


I've been wanting to make this purse for a while. One with side gussets, and piping, and an inside zipper pocket. With this gray fabric. And some vintage or vintage looking fabrics. All this fabric is from thrift stores. So I did.

There are a few weird things on it. But the button IS centered right, as is the ribbon catch. It's just wonky in this photo and the one above, I promise it is centered and lays normal. I pleated the lining. That was not really necessary. It also caused a weird outward pucker on the zipper part. If I insist on pleating a lining again I will do that pleat BEFORE I set in the zipper, then carefully carry the pleat into the cut out hole for the zipper. It will be a PITA so I probably won't pleat linings on bags with zippers inside them anymore. I'm sure it will be fine when you use it though. Whenever you open the zipper you will remember that Erin, a self taught crafter made it for you. It will bring you joy.


Here's the roomy pocket that you will access after you unzip the wonky zipper. (the zipper itself is fine, I'd NOT give you a bag with a messed up zipper.)


Do admire the custom made piping trim on this bag. This trim is so adorable it is taking everything I have not to keep it. I simply don't need a bag though.

So there you have it. If YOU would like this bag and have a use for it you just leave a comment here. If you spread the news somewhere then you can leave two comments. If you spread it more places you can leave even more comments.


I AM participating in a Pay it Forward. I want to be clear that this bag is NOT my pay it forward item. This bag is being given away in shameless blog promotion. If you choose to give something away after you get it that's adorable of you.


I will pick a winner Super Bowl Sunday. Then if you love sports it will be a super awesome day for you and if you don't you will have something to look forward to. You know, instead of being excited about a new crop of commercials.


If you live on planet Earth in the Milky Way Galexy you are invited to win the bag. *My son Stephen always says the whole "Earth in the Milky Way Galexy" part.*
Oh! I just realized you could not see the cool inside lining on the sholder strap. It's more of the lush orange print. Which was a Ralph Lauren pillowcase earlier today.

32 comments:

christie said...

Oh Erin this is super cute!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!

Heather Grow said...

Hey Erin, I love the bag. I'm impressed by your piping skills.

Frankiesue said...

Erin its awesome.......... loving the colours

tojoco said...

OK this bag is mine -- wonky zipper and all. I love it; So now you can close the contest.

runningonink said...

Oh my oh my- I love the colors! Gray and orange a perfect combo!

Lisa said...

this is beautiful......I always say you can never have too many purses. :)

Mrs. Fence said...

Love your purse Erin. You always make great stuff!

Aunt T said...

What an adorable purse Erin. I'm so proud of you for working so hard on your sewing projects. I have a new sewing machine and can't even thread the darn thing :)

Teresa

Anonymous said...

Terry said:
What a great purse.... love the piping and the colors.

Juanita said...

I read your blog all the time for your humorous take on your creations and I will gladly direct my blog readers over here to see what you are offering up.
http://rubbersidedown-schmoopie.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-hop-on-to-erins-blog-every-few-days.html

Sherry said...

You did a superb job, Erin!! I'm so impressed that you are self taught. Way to go!

Mindy said...

Erin, THe purse is totality adorable! It would be a honor to win it!
MIndy

CharityHand said...

What a beauty!! I love the fabrics that you used. You are quite the seamstress these days. I know you're loving that new machine.

Erin K said...

Double entry for Juanita.

Adrienne said...

Oh what a cute bag! I may like it better than the purse i just bought! Hehehe. :D

I linked you up on my blog!
http://scrappin-a-rose.blogspot.com

(its right under the blog header)

Erin K said...

Double entry for Adrienne.

shuggy said...

i love this bag, erin. the colors are awesome!!

{ erin } said...

The purse turned out adorable. My favorite part was "which was a pillow case earlier today". You did a wonderful job and way to repurpose stuff!! I love the bright lining/piping on the dark shell. Beautiful! {erin}

Awna said...

awesome bag Erin! I so wish that I could sew. Heck, I can't even do buttons without major issues!

Awna

Charlene Austin said...

It's fabulous!! Who wouldn't want an Erin K original???!!! Count me in for the chance!!

Loobylou said...

I live on the Planet Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy- even if it is on the OTHER SIDE of the earth. LOL
our Aussie Stamping pal (and did I mention Bag-a-holic friend)would love to add this to my collection.
Sarah

Sherrie D said...

Erin, I LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win such a beauty!

Ethel Amutan said...

Erin....I don't care if I win the bag or not. I just want to tell you that I love you, and you made my day simply by being who you are.

Pink Camo's Creative Place said...

very cute! I love it!

jules p said...

Oh my STARS!
Erin this bag is soooooo gorgeous! You make the most sensational bags. I love all of your work.

I hope I can win!

maiahs_momma said...

Love your blog and your giveaway, thank you so much for this chance :)! I posted about your giveaway on my blog: www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

maiahs_momma said...

Hope you have a great day :D!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

jules p said...

I love the zippie too! That is so cute. Your work is so pretty. I wish I could sew like you.

Secret said...

I love this purse. I wish I could sew and make myself awesome purses but of course I cant. I love the colors you used.

erinann said...

I just stumbled across your blog. It is awesome. I have bookmarked it on mine and will be a vistor often!

Love this darling little bag!!

Anita Hovey said...

Lovely bag! Thanks for the chance to win it...wish I could sew like that. Will post a link on my blog and comment again.

Flores Hayes said...

cute bag!

my roomate is THRILLED with her bag!
she won’t put it down!!!
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