Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's My Bag, Baby

Back in Utah, I made some girls flight suit purses made from a desert flight suit.  I LOVED THEM!!  So much that a friend of mine offered to let me have one of her husband's desert flight suits so I could make myself the much desired bag.  Well, John put an axe through that idea and said that I am not allowed to make myself a desert bag unless it's out of HIS desert flight suit.  Up till then I was always happy that he hadn't gone to the desert yet but once the stipulations were set I wanted him to hop the pond and get on over there!!!  So he finally did, as you might remember a couple months back for the end of my pregnancy and even missed the birth of our daughter.  It was all worth it though, because I got my desert flight suit and subsequently my *New* Messenger bag!  I special ordered the fabric from spoonflower.com and it was expensive.  I have never and will never again spend that much money per yard on fabric!  But for the occasion it was worth it to me! 

I squeezed this in so that I could proceed with confidence with Messenger bag orders since this was only the second one I've made- the first being for my dear SIL, Pamcakes.  Besides, I make a lot of bags for other people and every now and then I just need to take a quick break and ground myself by doing something that I want to do.  Maybe that's selfish but I've found that it really helps me keep going.

Check out my new bag and if you've never checked out my website, head on over to Fly-bagz.com and marvel at my brother's amazing web design skills!






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5 comments:

BrassWillow said...

Beautiful! I love the placement of the birds on the front section!

Megan O. said...

You are so talented! Its not selfish to make something for yourself at all. Plus its great advertising when you're out sporting that awesome bag! ;)

pam said...

Looks great! The ribbons on the front look great! Speaking of ribbons, tell me how you make a ruffle out of a ribbon? I've got an orange/blue ruffle-butt in the waiting...

Mom said...

Very clean-cut and fresh looking! Gonna do a cammo one too???

Maria Gridley said...

wow! What talent! That bag is so great! :) And how very special that it was made from your husbands suit! :) I love things that have a story to it! :)