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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New Book


We went to Winnipeg today and I got this little book. (Thanks Brenda.)
It is pictures of bags by famous bag makers and also some antique ones. I thought they might inspire me to make some more original bags. Here are a few sample pages.


This one is my absolute favorite. I could imagine quilting all those little scales on but I can't imagine carrying it around! (Sorry about the glare on the pages.)
It says it's done by Priscilla Snyder by sewing miles of multi-colored machine stitches on canvas.

These are simple totes but such great fabric. The white one is LL Bean, and the red ones are by Patch and Kate Spade.


These two bags are beaded but I could see them in fabric, maybe 3D petals. The one on the left is by Enid Collins and the daisy is not attributed to anyone. I love them both.

And I just love the chocolate one by Moschino. It is in leather but it could easily be a tote bag in cloth.

18 comments:

Myra said...

Lovely bags! I couldn't see myself carrying the lizard one either, but my DD2 probably would! Good conversation piece! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

jovaliquilts said...

So much fun! Remember the old rhyme, "In came the doctor, in came the nurse, in came the lady with the alligator purse"? It was nothing compared to the one you showed!

I think the chocolate one is definitely worth a try.

Clare said...

My you've been sewing up a storm. Love your Fungly quilt and that chocolate handbag is yummy!

Morah said...

What fun! It looks like great inspiration! Can't wait to see where the ideas take you!

Quilt Pixie said...

I LOVE the iguana! If you wanted to make it I could force myself to offer my services carrying it :-) hehehe

Tracey in CT said...

What a fun book! I think the chocolate frosted one looks yummy!

I think I could carry that iguana one. It certainly would be an attention getter!

em's scrapbag said...

I love the bags. I especially love the chocolate one, but never have it. I gain 100 lbs. because I would always be craving chocolate.

paula, the quilter said...

The iguana bag immediately made me think of a bag, more of a basket really, that my grandma had. It was an armadillo biting it's own tail. The snout and tail formed the handle. Wonder what ever happened to that? It was fascinating for a child. The heart shaped one could be turned into a strawberry very easily with the addition of a cap of green. Fun post.

katelnorth said...

now come on, Joyce, you know you want to make a lizard bag, really!

Cascade Lily said...

LOL at the iguana/lizard bag! OMG the miles of thread in that one boggles the mind. The chocolate pudding one is a definite fave!

Chocolate Cat said...

What a great book. The chocolate one is definately my favorite!!!

Darcie said...

Looks like it'll be a great coffee table book for awhile! What inspiration!

Judy said...

I like that chocolate one too!

YankeeQuilter said...

How fun is that! While waiting for my Dh at the doctors the other day I skcetched out a tote bag shaped like a cupcake...maybe I'll melt some chocolate over it!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Oh now, you know you are just dying to free piece that lizard!! lol
I know my boy would think that was about the only bag worth owning! Tracey

Ali Honey said...

Oh wow! Just what I needed...more bag ideas. Aren't they fabulous.

The red one on the cover looks too good to use.

I wonder if Ali should have an aligator bag?

By said...

show images!!!

upstateLisa said...

looks like a great book!