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Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm Addicted!

Hello...my name is Anna...and I am addicted to making bags! =)


It all started with Linda's Bag/Bucket swap, and with all of the inspiration I see on other blogs...not to mention all of the really great tutorials out there...I just couldn't help myself! I really like making things and giving them away as gifts, so I've been giving away some bags lately as birthday presents. I used the tutorial at Pink Penguin as my starting point for all of the bags, but of course had to change things up a bit!


I posted about one of the bags that I made for Rick's youngest sister's brithday a few weeks ago...you can read about it HERE. A couple of weeks ago, another of Rick's sisters (he has six sisters) had a birthday, and I decided to make her a bag to hold her present. I chose more warm colors, not only because we are going into fall, but also because I think they fit her better. Here is the bag that I made her:

Last Friday, was my mom's birthday...you can read about her in my previous post. For her birthday gift, she requested that I make one of my bags for her in blue colors...she wants to wear it with jeans. She also requested it be a little bigger than the others I have made, and also that it have longer handles. I still used the Pink Penguin tutorial...just changed the dimensions to fit what I wanted. Here is the bag that I made for my mom:

I also put a pocket inside (and probably should have smoothed out the lining before taking the picture---oh well):

Now....I think I need to make a bag for myself! =)


Hope you have a great day!!!

15 comments:

Christina said...

Anna, you are the THE bag lady! Great work as always!

Sherri said...

Great bags...I think I'm addicted too. Actually the pink penguin bag was my first bag as well...and now I have plans for so many more!

erica e said...

wow! these are so great. i especially like the fall colors one. oh, and i forgot to comment on the sweet post you did about your mom! she seems like such a remarkable lady. and i love that her pictures from when she was younger look just like a blond you! :)

Karen said...

Please add me to the list of addictiees...aren't they a blast!

spideybrian said...

Nice, you have such a great talent Anna!

henny said...

Hi Anna...I'm from Indonesia. I just found your blog and love to see all those bags, really cute!!
I, myself, starting to learn quilting these days. A beginner of course, since this is my first time to sew -still hand sewing-
Have a nice day :)

Penny said...

making bags is so addicting, I agree! Love the ones you have made Anna!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Bags are so fun. And they are addicting. I love the browns in the first one.

Judith said...

The bags are beautifull and magmaking is very addictive.
Thanks for your card.

ayumills said...

Beautiful Bags!!!

Sonia said...

Great Bags Anna, love the patchwork tops, Just about to start stitching for the day, and a bag was on the list....so going to give it a try - will blog about it later....thanks for the mornings inspiration.

Sara said...

I so love those bags - just too cute! How about a tutorial for the first one in the fall colors?? Or you could just email me the measurements! LOL!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I do like them both but those fall colors feel right, right now!

Thimbleanna said...

They're beautiful Anna! What a lucky mom to have you for her daughter. I enjoyed your post about your mom very much too. Also, I tried to respond to the comment you left on my blog but it bounced back to me ... must have been something up with the servers!

Micah and Kristine said...

Love the top bag, I'm gonna have to try that pattern!