Thursday, August 28, 2008

Flin Flon Goes Aristocratic

In today's post; you will find approximately fifty million photos and possible spittle from my enthusiasm about the subject. This bag was finished some time ago, and sadly, I haven't had the heart to put it up for "adoption" because I love looking at it. but that's just silly, so here goes.
At the risk of boring you, I must give the credit for that unbelievable series of leaf prints to "aristocratic fabric guy" once again. They were the sort of fabric samples that made me slam the bag shut and turn away for fear of completely losing it with excitement, peeing my pants, drooling on my mumu, babbling into my wheaties, and then henceforth being commmitted to a lifetime of lunacy. Then when the leaves went perfectly with the Mayor of Flin Flon's 1960's necktie......... straightjackets and crafts out of plastic canvas on a locked ward seemed inevitable for me. The stimulation was just that much.The leaves are again, a series of colour options available in a particular sample of upholstery. They are sewn together to create the bag's bottom and edges, then pieced into a band for the edge of the flap.
The strap is Ed's necktie. His people shipped some amazing things down from Flin Flon, and I've had ever so much fun going through the donations and letting the mind wander. My husband wanted to keep the tie, but I had to wrestle it off his neck so that the bag wouldn't land up being lop-sided.
There on the inside, is lettuce and I all cozied up again. Me, aristocratic fella, Ed, and lettuce. Nice.

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19 comments:

tanya said...

I think this may be my favorite bag ever! $35

Loretta said...

Love the bag,Joyce! The tie looks better on the bag than around his neck.

Rosa said...

Joyce I can't believe it your becomeing a fabric snob I liked cider better. I think your fingers have been in the caviar too long . Stop take out the chanelle in fact I'm sending you some worn out cotton so that I don't loose you completely. By the way what are you doing this weekend want to come over?

Anonymous said...

It seems as though the two Tanya's fall in love with the same bags! I'd bet we are two of a kind....
Hate to bit against you but I love this bag as well. $50

Karla said...

This one took my breath away.

JDP said...

compelled to bid today.....$65
JDP

Crystal said...

Wow, this one is a beaut! I can understand your reluctance to part with it.

CMS said...

Gotta agree with Crystal...I wouls still be clutching on to this beauty! I love the autumn leaves...it gives it such an elegance!


CMS

Ariel Gordon said...

It is meant to be mine! $70.

Anonymous said...

I would like to bid $75.00
Simons

Anonymous said...

I would like to bid $85 Tanya B

Anonymous said...

I would like to bid $90

KH

Anonymous said...

I would like to bid $100 Tanya B

Anonymous said...

$105
KH

Anonymous said...

i bid 106

Becky said...

that was tanya b

Brian the Mennonite said...

Looks like Tanya B has got her first bag...woo hoo

Contact Joyce via email and sort all the hand-off details...she├Ęs out for the evening and has commissioned me to close the sale today.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you so much! I am so excited!! I have already talked to Becky and she said that she would pick the bag up for me tomorrow if that is alright. Thanks again, I really love this bag.

shar said...

joyce.. that is soosososososoos beautiful.. i love the leaf fabric and how it melds the colors.. i also love that you can let it go.. i myself am still working on that part of my hoarding behavior...congrats tanya!! i hope to run into some other bag lovers in my travels!!

-s