Sunday, July 17, 2011

BOHO BAG




I spent this hot weekend putting together and sewing my version of a boho bag. The outer fabric is a blue and cream flowered chintz that I found in my stash and of course I have lots of lace and doilies from my flea market jaunts. I did buy the blue and cream loop fringe at JoAnnes last week. When it came time to cut out the lining I went on the hunt and could not find anything suitable. I had some heavy weight muslin but thought the light color wasn't too good for a lining. Friday I had played around mixing up some dyes using 1 koolaid and the others Easter egg dyes. I put them in jars after mixing and dipped a little piece of cotton or lace in each color to see what they actually looked like. Well it hit me last night why not use the muslin and dye it after I cut out the pieces. They came out a blue grey shade that is just fine for the lining. I just did not want to go out in this heat.

Here are a few pics of the bag. It is quite large but hard to tell in the pics. The next one I make will be smaller. I just cut out my own pattern from newspaper.

6 comments:

carole brungar said...

Hi, What a pretty wee bag! And I loved your bird tags too! Pleased I popped in for a visit!

Pat Winter said...

Great job Freda! It looks so feminine, very pretty. Hugs,Pat

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I like this Freda - lovely colours! It's hot here too and I hate going outside if I don't have to. We're trying to move 'stuff' to the apartment so I'm going out more than I'd like!

Nettie Baker said...

This is really, really lovely work! I love your blog!!!

Gina E. said...

I have no idea what a boho bag is, but your version sure is pretty!
I heard more aabout your hot weather recently from some friends who have just returned from six weeks in the USA. They hired a motor home and followed the old Route 66 Tourist trail. They enjoyed their trip, but were glad to get back to a Melbourne winter!

Cathy K said...

I love your bag, Freda - nice colors! I plan to do some of these bags myself! Hugs, Cathy