Ha woo, pups, it's me - Dave. Guide Dog for the Color Blind. As a follow-up to last week's Sew What Sunday, I thought I'd show you the pictures of the bag Mom made for our grandma.
Before I begin, I want to share a comment our pal Tucker left on that post. He said, "I 'specially like the reversible bag! When it's full one way you can turn it the other way and fill it up again!" He's so CLEVER! I never would have thought of that! Ammy keeps giggling over his comment; I'm not sure why. He's just so smart! Woo.
OK, so Mom actually used a pattern for this one. She made a shop sample for the Bernina Shoppe and followed all the directions, so shoppers could make one just like hers. Mom didn't really like the directions, but that bag turned out OK. Here's that one.
It's the Gypsy Bag by Moonshine. Anywoo... for Grandma's bag, we chucked the directions out the window and did it like Mom wanted to. She seemed happier that way. Here's how hers came out:
The fabrics are by Laurel Burch, a really talented artist who unfortunately recently passed away. In my professional opinion, as a Guide Dog for the Color Blind, she really knew how to use color!
Here's a close up of the cell phone bag Mom made to go with the purse.
See the fishy? It's glass. Mom had made Grandma a necklace, earrings and bracelet using those and some Czech glass beads and some pewter charms that were different ocean-type of stuff.
On the left side of the purse, Dad hammered a big grommet in for Mom and she hung a key chain from it - either to use or to be decorative or to clip other stuff to. She made some hangy-down things out of more of those glass fishies and some glass beads. They are lime green and match the cell phone bag. I made sure of it! We didn't get a close-up of that. I'm not sure why.
Here's a peek inside.
You can kind of see the thing hanging from the grommet. Cool, huh? And color-coordinated! Mom put more pockets in there than directed. That seems like a good thing.
That's it for today, pups. We're on to new projects soon. I better rest up - choosing fabric for Mom can be exHAUSTing!