Friday, May 08, 2009

A sewing FO

Did you ever finish a project that was meant to be a gift, and end up so pleased with it that you can hardly wait 'til the recipient sees it? I just did, and with the recipient's permission, am able to show you the finished project before it goes into the mail.

This is fabric with goats on it.


When I saw it, I knew it would make the perfect bag for my pal Mindy -- nobody in the world loves goats as much as she does. I needed a contrast fabric and lining, and I found the contrast fabric (the tippy top of this photo)




with little sheep and hedgehogs. Laura from Spool helped me pick out the dotty lining (great call, Laura!).

Ta-da!



A handcrafted goat bag.

Happy birthday, Crazy Goat Lady!

11 comments:

JellyDonut said...

How cute is this!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

I'm sitting here in happy tears!!!! I love, love, love it- and can't wait to stuff my knitting in it! I will open it the second it gets here- no waiting for the actual day. Going to start haunting the post office tomorrow.

Love you more than I could tell you! (and you called me Crazy Goat Lady- I've achieved my goal...)

Crystal said...

Whoa! That is entirely made of awesome. Perfect fabric choices and I even love the shape. What a nice gift :)

subliminalrabbit said...

i was going to say that she'll love it, but she beat me to it!

it's adorable!!!

Carol said...

It's gorgeous! Damn, if you can sew a bag like that you can definitely quilt!

Marin (AntiM) said...

1) I never knew how much I liked goats until just now.

2) Good heavens... you sew too?

Rooie said...

Oh my gosh, that goat fabric is adorable. And the bag is cute, too. Lucky recipient!

anne marie in philly said...

happy birthday mindy!

Bridget said...

Wow, that really did turn out well! And you know that Mindy will truly enjoy it which makes it ever better.

me said...

This turned out so great! Bravo to you - sometimes we get so attached while making a gift that it is tough to actually give away... you did very well, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Great Bag! - Is this your own creation, or did you use a commercial pattern? I need to sew a diaper bag (and I don't want it to look like a diaper bag).