Tuesday, February 17, 2009

White Elephant Sale


Woops.... I realized this morning as I was doing the last minute stitching on this bag that it ought to be Tightwad Tuesday.. But I messed up with yesterday being a holiday and all. So, we might have tightwad day on a different day this week.

If you like elephants, and you like soft beige tones... this is the bag for you. It is lovely and understated. Sort of soothing to the eyeball.

The body is made of durable Mr Fancy Sample Guy materials, so it should live a long life.

I got my piece work fix on the adjustable straps. I used a combination of beige and light brown pieces for some variety on the bag.

For the inside lining and pockets, I cut up a shirt from Tanzania that I found at a Brandon thrift shop.
The bag measures 9.5 inches by 11 inches. A nice compromise between a big BIG bag and a small handbag.
If you purchase this handbag, you will not only feed refugees in a displaced person camp; but you will also be able to lay claim to the fact that you can easily sling an elephant over your shoulder and carry on with your everyday tasks.
Bids begin at $45.00 Cdn and the auction will continue until 8:00 central standard time.
Leave me a comment, will ya?

12 comments:

oneblessedlife said...

$45.
Kelli

Anonymous said...

Very nice.

9.5 x 11? So what size cereal box is that - isn't that how we gauge the size? :)

I'll try $65 again, but I hope I remember to come back tonight.

Karen T.

Anonymous said...

Excellent, please make lots more bags this size!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, in case that wasn't clear, I bid $65!

Karen T.

Anonymous said...

Lovely bag, it would be perfect for my cousin Wilma, so hope she gets on here & sees it. Keep them coming Joyce, we enjoy your creativity. BBNM

Jennie C. said...

Oh sure - rub in the fact that you prairie folks got a holiday yesterday. We poor, damp West Coasters did our best to hold the country together without you :)

I LOVE this bag. The beiges don't usually work for me, but the oliphaunts are really making it happen.

Anonymous said...

$70
Christine

joyce said...

wow- great clock watching, Christine! Send me your address to re-joyce@mts.net
and we'll work out shipping.

Anonymous said...

that was just in time - I was just done drying the dishes... - and found a nice reward...

Anonymous said...

Ugggg....I have just signed on for the 1st time to check out Joyce's bags...and this was MY bag. Whales or elephants....do me in everytime.
I want this bag! boooo ....hooooo

So are these auctions every Tues?

JayP

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - I checked at 7:58pm and thought I was golden. You're good Christine! Congrats.

Karen T.

joyce said...

hi JayP- It's your lucky day. These auctions are going on 3 to 4 times a week, right here. And elephants seem to be a well loved theme.
Welcome!