This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

~My Finished Bag...with a photoshoot at the beach~


I have finished my 'No Place Like Home Bag' by Anni Downs
I have thoroughly enjoyed this bag and I love it to bits


from cutting the squares


to joining them into strips


and then hand quilting


sewing the binding on


down to choosing the buttons
I looked through my collection and saw that I had timber ones back from the eighties when I knitted Mr Armchair a cardigan......
the other ones I though were a perfect tealy colour to match
the pic shows the teal one on the reverse side but further down there is the other side


I even tried to machine sew the buttons on but ended up doing it by hand


I woke up Sunday morning thinking I'll do a photo shoot down the beach when I have finished the bag


Didn't get there till nearly 5pm though
I wanted JoJo to come with me but she can be hard to move especially if she is engrossed in her music
So off I toddled by myself and about 10 minutes later her and Mr Armchair appeared!!!!
This is the first shot and lucky 2 bits of driftwood were already there......


I took lots of pics of the front of the bag
the tide was coming in so had to be careful although it did get a little wet
I don't mind that though......love the idea of sea water on it






Then going back I thought it might look nice in the grass which of course it did!!!





Then Mr A said what about the back of it
well I hadn't thought of that......so back down to the beach


and he came up with the idea of burying a part of the timber and hanging the back
Great idea I thought (just as well he came down)



and this is the last shot!!!
I have thoroughly enjoyed making this bag.....it was such a pleasure and a lot of fun
especially with Anni's great instructions!!!

Thanks so much Anni for a wonderful bag pattern and kit
I have loved every step of the way of this!!!!

21 comments:

shez said...

wow Dzintra i have that pattern,i will have to make it up soon as yours looks fantastic,well done and you can tell you enjoyed making this,well done on a beautiful finish and also lots of great pics,enjoy.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a fantastic job you have done on the bag Dzintra...the photos are just so good...well done...

Notjustnat said...

So cute, I can see you enjoyed it to the last drop! Love the photo shoot on the beach too, very romantic! Hugs Nat

Annie said...

Bag looks awesome Dzintra - and the photo's are really special.....thank goodness for Mr Armchair else we would have never seen the back :) xoxoxo

Susan said...

That must be the most photographed bag ever! You have done a great job on it, and the photos show that it will fit right in wherever it goes! I love it, well done. Thanks for the dose of the beach too, it looks like a divine afternoon.

Kath said...

I love it all, the fabrics, the buttons the photo shoot!
I think Mr A was right, the back is beautiful and (whispers) my favourite part of the bag.
Any plans for a quilt?

Chookyblue...... said...

love that bag too.......and all your pics are great.....looks like you were having some fun.......

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, I love that shot with the driftwood! IT IS FANTASTIC! You are always up to something beautiful and your idea of taking it to the beach to show us is wonderful. I could literally feel the cold sand on my feet and the salty air on my lips. THANK YOU! I am here in the MIDWEST portion of the country and there are no oceans, but our lakes are a wonderful substitute.

ENJOY! Anita

Cardygirl said...

Fabulous bag...love the preloved buttons!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yes, THE SEA! It holds so many wonders for ALL of the senses!!!! ENJOY YOUR DAY MY DEAR! Anita

Zuly said...

So cute!
Beautiful pictures.
:-)

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful bag, Dzintra. And, I guess you didn't only have fun in making the bag, but also in making the photos. Lovely!
PS: Are you left handed?

Sandi said...

Your bag turned out beautifully, and what a handy size too. I enjoyed looking at all the photos.

Terry said...

Photo shoot is wonderful!! I know you really enjoyed working on the bag from your posts. The result is super and you will enjoy using it for a long time. Thanks for sharing your stitching journey and the trip to the beach.

Suedio said...

I love that you had as much fun with the photo shoot as with the making of the bag (which is lovely, by the way). You've done a great job with the fabric selection. And how nice to sort through your old buttons to find just the right one. I've got a thing for wooden buttons, and I really like the earthiness of it with the teal.

Thanks for sharing (and inspiring).

Susan said...

Dzintra, your bag is simply beautiful! I love the colors that you used and the backdrop for your photoshoot is lovely too! You do good work! Hugs!

Ann's ~ 'a photo a day for 100 days' said...

Just beautiful!! Wonderful photos showing the progress and I LOVE the backdrop of the beach. I would love to live near the beach, your pictures are gorgeous and the sand and sea look wonderful.

Clara said...

Love this bag and the colors you've chosen! Your work is perfect!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This bag is so beautiful!! And the photo shoot is wonderful, I enjoyed every photo!!

RitaGri said...

Fotosesija gandrīz kā Rīgas jūrmalā. Soma skaista!

Palomasea said...

Dear friend, you have many gifts...one of which is photographer...these are gorgeous shots! And that beautiful bag...how much work and love went into making it...wow!
Thank you so much for sharing this...
Sending love to you!
- Irina

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