Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Progress on the Chicken Handbag!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Progress on my chicken handbag. This is my second go around and here's what I've found...if I get tired, I stop. The instructions are fine, but it's a little complicated...so if it doesn't make sense the first time I read it, I stop and go back to it later. I have had NO screw-ups this time (had to rip a couple of times my first go around. So here she is:
I love it! I think I want to put leather handles on it, fortunately there's a big Quilt/Sew/Craft show this weekend, so I'll see what I find there. Here's the pattern, like I said, it's pretty well written:
Here's the first one I made:
And check out my sister's blog...she made one too! www.runninghen.blogspot.com Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

  1. It looks great! Bags intimidate me- they are so complicated! But yours makes me want to try one.

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    1. Slow and steady, that's the key...and take a break when things don't make sense. As I said, this is the second time around for me on this pattern, and that helps! Give it a try, first one might not be perfect (heck, they may never be perfect) but they will be unique!

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  2. Wow, those do look complicated, but your first one looks fantastic and I simply love the whimsical chickens on the one you are working on now, way to go!!

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    1. Thanks Shanna...slow and steady is the key!

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    1. Karen, totally found that by accident...it was in the home dec department of a local store. But that's great, because it's a bit heavier and should hold up better! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. great bag in the works. I am making overnight/shave bags and I used 2 different tutorials.. sometimes we have to step away and come back to it.then the light bulb clicks.

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    1. Do you blog? Would love to see what you do! :)

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  5. Thanks all for the comments...something about handbags/chickens call to me! :) The trick for me, as I said, is to take it slow...thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I'm learning that lesson at the moment too! Things turn out better if I don't keep pushing through when I'm frustrated or confused or tired. Sometimes it's easier to say than do though, a new kind of discipline :) Leather handles will look great on your bag, hope you find some at the show! The chickens are great :)

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  7. Love those chickens! How fun it will be to get the handles on it so you can use it. From your sis @ RunningHen.blogspot.com

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  8. Love your bags! Can't wait to see this one done! I just made my first tote and they are really not too bad to put together! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey...I'm on the hunt for leather straps...we'll see what I find at craft fair this weekend!

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  9. Love the bags! I have so many bag patterns but not this one. Very well done.

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  10. Love the bags!! And that sexy rooster fabric is adorable!!!1

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