Thursday, June 13, 2013

It’s My Turn!!!

First, I want to say a big thank you to Madame Samm for allowing me to participate in this blog hop. Even though I am crazy busy right now, I just couldn’t resist the pull of the Tammy bag’s influence!

I started out with some Lecien fabric that I have been saving for a long time. I didn’t know what I was going to use it for. You know that fabric. You love it, don’t want to cut it, so it sits on the shelf gathering dust waiting for that “perfect” project. I didn’t have a lot of it, so I figured the Tammy bag really was perfect project for it!

I added a spiral crochet rope that I made from some variegated crochet cotton to be a scissors keeper, since I am always misplacing my scissors. I decided to make a little heart out of the same thread and I sewed it on just the one side. I also added some crochet trim that I purchased at JoAnn’s to the pockets on both the outside and the inside.

Now on to the pictures:

1

I added a Swarovski crystal dangle that I made along with my initial charm and some crochet markers that I made a while ago.

3

Here you can see my current embroidery project goodies all tucked inside safe and sound.5

Here are all the goodies that I had tucked in there. Lots of floss colors, my embroidery piece, a needle book, a ruler, a pencil, a notebook (just in case I become inspired), my drawn pattern and some bits, bobs and beads that I am embellishing my needlework project with. I also have some sewing thread and gold accent thread in the outside pockets. Even with all this stuff in the bag, I still had plenty of room for lots more!4

This was a fun project and I really enjoyed making it. I will definitely be making more Tammy bags in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Now go check out the other ladies that are offering their lovely bags for your viewing pleasure today!

Bente

Jane

Wendy

Geta

Julia

Jan

Loralynn (Me!)

Selina

Joan

Mara

Jan

49 comments:

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Tammy Bag ;)

Judy B said...

I can see why you saved the fabric, it is gorgeous! Love the spiral scissor holder. Thank you for sharing.

jan said...

I love, love your bag! That Leicen fabric is gorgeous! Have fun hopping!
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

jan said...

I love, love your bag! That Leicen fabric is gorgeous! Have fun hopping!
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

Mara said...

Love your hoarded fabric that you used and the crocheted rope, so pretty!

Martina said...

Lovely! Love the heart on the front and the crochet additions are so sweet!

Vickie said...

Really cute Loralynn !

Britt-Inger said...

Your Tammy is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Beautiful and so romatic Tammy bag.
Thank you for sharing and beeing part of this hop ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

feltfree på Åsly said...

Wow such a beauty. Thanks for sharing Frederika

Thearica said...

I bet your Tammy makes top 2! Love the shabby chic look! The crochet accessories are fantastic!

Fiesta said...

Your bag is fabulous! I so love the colors.Thank you for participating in the hop.

Gingini said...

This Tammy bag is the cutest! Perfect for your embroidery stuff. :D

Sharon said...

Loralynn Your "Tammy" bag is wonderful...Love the fabrics and what you filled with it. Have a fun day.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Gorgeous!! I just love all the little details you added to your Tammy bag.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness. Gorgeous...really gorgeous. I love the fabric and I love all the embellishments. I think this one is my favorite of all I've seen so far! blessings, marlene

apple blossom said...

love your choice of fabric. I'm a pink fan. and mine would probably have cross-stitch supplies in it as well. nice choice.

The Slow Quilter said...

Lovely is the bag that can hold so much. Love the pink.

Just Quilt It said...

Beautiful fabric. I think you saved it for the perfect project. Lovely work.

Madame Samm said...

Hello, your tammy bag is simply shabby chic. Very pretty indeed!

Katie M. said...

I love what you did with your bag - embellishing it with crochet! Also, super pretty fabric...

Pauline said...

Gorgeous fabric with sweet and tender colours and print! The spiral scissorholder matches perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

Needled Mom said...

That looks gorgeous. I love the vintage look.

Kathy H said...

Very cute bag and I like the scissors idea. Mine are always moving around too.

MooseStash Quilting said...

What sweet fabrics you picked. Love the extras you put on your to make it "you"! Just wonderful!

patchouli moon studio said...

Loralynn your Tammy is so elegant and lovely. I really like your scissors leash in the crochet and the heart too. Beautiful little touches that you added.

Melinda said...

Oh, a scissors leash! What a great idea! I had frames with holes for straps as well and that would be such a great use for them. Love the crystal dangle as well!

Patty said...

Pretty bag. I like it a lot.

Gill said...

What a fabulous bag - I love the extras you added!
Thank you for sharing!

Linda J said...

ooh I like those curved clasps and yours had a spot to plug in the goodies, the scissors crocheted rope and the initial dangle and crochet markers. Sweet embellishments on a lovely bag. Well done, Loralynn!

madebymeinred said...

Oops. I put my comment on yesterdays post. Very sweet.

OhioLori said...

Loooove your Gorgeous Bag!!! My kind of fabrics for sure...and even my Initial on it!!! lol lol Definitely Awesome Bag!!!

tink's mom said...

Your bag is beautiful. Great use of the fabric. You can look at it all of the time now. Love your embellishments too.

Carol said...

That is such a feminine looking bag...it's beautiful! Love all the little embellishment you added. So cute with the crystals!

Mary said...

Love your bag, the fabric is darling.

Linda said...

What a sweet feminine bag! It's beautiful!

pinsandneedles said...

Your bag is so sweet! Wonderful fabric choice!

vicki said...

Love your bag, such pretty fabric! Thanks for sharing.

Robin Sheaffer said...

Oh my goodness! I must say that your bag is by far my favorite one so far! They are all great but yours just struck me! The crochet scissor keeper was a fantastic idea.

Rosa said...

Wow,absolute beautiful.Thanks for sharing!!

Janarama said...

Beautiful, beautiful bag! So very feminine. Love it.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Lovely bag. They seem so roomy!

maggie said...

Your bag is so pretty. Such lovely soft colors. Wonderful!
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

Cindy Is Crafty said...

It is lovely, Loralynn! I love the fabric!

Lou said...

Such a sweet bag! Great job!

LJ said...

Your bag is totally gorgeous. The fabric is just appeals to me and all your special crocheted lace and beading was superb!

Cathy said...

Your bag has a wonderful sweetness. I love it!

Emily C said...

ooo, lovely Tammy. Great embellishments, they really make the bag so much prettier.

Beedeebabee said...

This is such a beautiful bag!!! I love everything you did to make is so special, and that fabric is sooo pretty!...I've never heard of a "Tammy Bag" before. Sometimes I think I'm living under a rock or something! xo :D