Monday, September 6, 2010

Glad Plaid Bag is Done!

Thanks to Jennifer's detailed assembly instructions, the bag is finished. In fact, I took it out with me yesterday and I love the size.

Here are some pictures of the finished bag - with the glorious hardware - and the funky lining.




I love that, without the flap, a little of the lining peeks out. It makes me smile.

For some reason, it feels like a "back to school" bag, probably because of the many plaid kilts I owned as a kid. There's something very familiar about it and it feels old and comfy already.
I am now on a quest to find a plaid wallet to carry with it.

In hindsight, I should probably have hooked the outside solid parts a bit tighter. As is the case whenever you hook a dark colour on the rug warp backing, any kind of bending exposes the backing. Oh well, nothing that a little strategically located Sharpie won't fix.

I look forward to the conversations that this bag will invite. It will be hard pressed to rival my "faces" bag, but time will tell. 

Thanks again Jenn, for giving the inspiration and the tools I needed to create this wonderful bag. I'm sure I will be wearing it a lot.

3 comments:

Kim said...

HOT lining. Looks great

Jen Manuell said...

Can't wait to see it next week, up close and personal. One trick about the peek-a-boo backing is that you can pull up some narrow strips - or better yet, yarn - in the ditch. It's really only where the bag curves that this is an issue -- unless you're a packer, like me! ;-)

Well done! It looks great!

xxoo

April DeConick said...

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Thanks in advance!