Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cosmetic Bag ~ Shower Gift Part I

Our niece Karie is getting married next month.
Here's a little look at one of the gifts I made for her bridal shower.
:o)

There are plenty of online tutorials for zippered cosmetic bags and I've wanted to give those a try for some time now. But, it wasn't until Carrie gave me Amy Butler's book "12 easy ways to 26 wonderful bags" for Christmas that I found instructions that were really easy to follow.

I wanted to dress it up a bit, so I used this pretty fabric I found to
create a ruffled look on the front {eh-hm...my idea, not Amy Butler's...;o) }

I love the look of this gathered fabric combined with the heavy canvas.

I lined the bag with a pretty teal fabric but if I show you that you'd
see part II of this gift, so you'll just have to wait till my next post.

And now, I have about 500 things to fit into one short weekend!
Ready...set...GO!!!
What's on your agenda?

20 comments:

Carrie Rosalind said...

I LOVE this bag! Can't wait for you to show your blog readers what you put in it, too - because it was just as cute! :)

Mom said...

Very nice start! Can't wait to see the finished gift! Your shoulder must definitely be better--you are in constant motion again! Love you! xo

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Actually, Mom, I made this bag last month before it got too bad. I've put away the rotary cutter until I get my shoulder properly fixed! ♥

Lizzie said...

Aw, sorry your shoulder is still playing you up!
The bag looks wonderful. I do love the bright, ruffled panel in the center of the front section. Looks gorgeous - I can't wait to see the "whole bag" shot when you show us the rest of the gift.
We're in the middle of a busy Saturday - garden centre, farmers' market, buying paper (me of course!), homework (the boy and me!), lunch, garden work (DH), checking my shop/e-mails/etsy messages & orders (one last night!), visiting my mum to do jobs... now I am cooking her some meat for her freezer and cooking us a goulash for our dinner... and of course, there's the laundry etc... Tomorrow my baby great-niece is being christened, so we will be out early and not home til the afternoon. I think we're busy this weekend!
Enjoy yours!

Sian said...

It is beautiful - and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what went inside. I have an Amy Butler book about sewing for babies - her instructions are so clear aren't they?

Best of luck with the web meet-up tomorrow :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Amy Butler book. Sounds perfect for my sister. I've been a bit sick all week, so have been taking it easy. As a result, I've got lots of work-work to do (papers to read manily). Plus laundry. There's always laundry. Paul & Clara went to the snow; Henry and I stayed here for his baseball game, which got cancelled due to weather. Plus I"m teaching an art journaling class tomorrow. Wow - that's beginnning to feel like 500 things, too!
rinda

Clair said...

On my agenda? Oh, um, about 500 things (including finding a copy of that book so I can make one of those lovely looking bags.)

Hope the shoulder gets better soon x

MarleneMAZ said...

Wow! again I am amazed by your creativity and sewing skills! it looks fabulous and she will be thrilled to get it. Hope your trip to see your mom went well. We just got back from a trip to CA too, had fun but what crazy drivers they are there.

Rhona said...

I also LOVE this bag and the ruffled bit looks perfect! Like everyone else, I'm also looking forward to seeing what you put in it :) Chat to you tomorrow xx

traci said...

what an awesome bag. i love it. you are so talented.

humel said...

Oh, that's *pretty!*

You know what tomorrow holds for me - looking forward to it very much xx

Daniela said...

The bag looks wonderful. I love that fabric.

Amy said...

Do you think this book is suitable for someone who can't even thread the bobbin on her sewing machine? ;-) I think I could learn very quickly if I had this little beauty to tempt me!

Are you all set for the International Skype Cropping Extravaganza?

Karen said...

You're such a tease! I have some Amy Butler fabric and a pattern for a purse sitting in my basket. I think I might want to get busy with it since it's been there a year. Can't wait to see the rest.

I'm still struggling with pain from the surgery. Tonight we went out for a while to get a shot of the super moon, and I finished my third book in the last week! On my agenda: March Madness and I hope enough energy to make a few cards and take some photos for classes I'm taking! Good luck tomorrow. I'll be anxious to hear about it. I'm sorry to miss it.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I'm so happy to know about this book. The bag you made is SO unique an cute!!! Way to go, Deb! : )
M.L.

cate said...

LOVE the ruffled panel against the natural canvas! Can't wait to see the inside!

our weekend is about to end - it rained all weekend, so we veged in front of the tv...

Becky said...

Love the ruffled look and can't wait to see part 2 :)

scrappyjacky said...

That looks super cute,Deb....can't wait to see the next instalment.
I've been craft shopping in London yesterday.... and busy gardening today....such lovely weather we're finally having.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I love it! You really need to sell these - amazing! Deb, I SO wanna be you "when I grow up". I'll switch you lessons in anything I know how to do for sewing lessons, OK? And with the SNOW we had today, you don't even need to travel - I'll come to you!

Cary said...

Hi I popped in from a comment you made on Skip to My Lou. This is such a pretty bag. I love the colorful insert.

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