Thursday, August 29, 2013

Shabby Chic and Ruffled

A few months ago I showed a piece of a project I had started and asked for guesses on what it was. Well, believe it or not I just finished it. I put it off and put it off...I sometimes do that when I am worried something won't turn out like I want it too. 

Now that it is done, it is just like I wanted it to be, so I am happy :) ! I just love the girly Tilda fabrics and ruffles...


It is maybe too frilly for some people--but just perfect for me. My new shoulder bag!




Aren't these the sweetest fabrics? I wish I had yards and yards of this beautiful Tilda fabric!

I would so love to decorate a baby girl's nursery in these fabrics. Actually, I would love to do my own bedroom in these fabrics! But for now I am just so happy to have my bag.

I made a pocket on the inside for my purse camera.


My all time favorite wallet I got a couple years ago at Goodwill looks perfect with it.


When I was taking these pictures I thought I felt eyes on me. I was right. My sweet Sophia was probably wondering why I was taking pictures of a bag!

Sophia watching me through the curtain
She probably thinks it would be a better use of fabric if I would have made her a bed.


It is such the perfect size. We went to the fair for a early birthday celebration for Chantel and I could hold water bottles, extra wallets, and all that stuff you pick up along the way at the fair. It is not too big though, and easy to carry.

Well, this is my favorite project of the week...I hope you like it.


Thanks for visiting!

34 comments:

Karen said...

I love it, totes are on my long project to do list. I hope mine come out half as nice as yours.

NanaDiana said...

That is just gorgeous. I LOVE it and you did an outstanding job. You could see a bunch of those!!!! Love your fabric choices, too-xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's beautiful, Sandy. I love the curious expression on Sophia's face.

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
This is just gorgeous. You will be stylin with your cute new purse. So sweet. Sophia's expression is so cute. Your furry pets have the the best personalities. Too cute.
Kris

Shabby Gr8 Dane said...

Beautiful and romantic. The fabrics are wonderful and truly give the purse a feminine touch. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love it! You really did a wonderful job making it. Enjoy.
Mary

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness...Never to many frills!!! That is adorable and yes the fabrics are perfect...Oh goodness, great job!

Carol

Sweet Melanie said...

Sandy...I love it! The fabrics are so perfect together and I can see why you'd want to decorate your room with them. Maybe one day, right? ;0)

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Oh ! Thank you so so much ! I know now which kind of bag I want and I absolutely need to do ! And never too much ruffles for us !!
xoxo from PARIS/FRANCE
Joëlle

Janae said...

It turned out sooooooo perfect and pretty!! I love it! Now I want one :) ... I thought you were going to put a pic of Lacie in her dress you made with these same fabrics in this post? Sophia looks pretty peeking through the curtains

lynn said...

oh, sandy, your bag is darling! i love the fabrics and ruffles:) now, we need to see lacie's dress!

Grandma Carolee said...

Your bag is beautiful!! I love the size and how you can hang it over your shoulder. Maybe if you get a grand daughter you could decorate a room for her with that adorable fabric. :-)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sandy, you bag is lovely! You have such an eye for beautiful romantic design! You're very talented! I love this!

The Porcelain Rose said...

How pretty!
So shabby chic. I love anything with ruffles!!
Thank you for sharing.
Elizabeth

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

You did a wonderful job...... I absolutely love it. Beautiful shades of color!! I wish you can make more like this to sell.

Burlap Luxe said...

Sandy how fun to dream and create I do the same thing, if I create something that I would love to do it in a child's room or infants nursery I say to myself just what you said..( I would love to do this here or there)
To then just settle doing it for myself. I love that you created a beautifully romantic cottage tote for yourself and so shabby chic! You could make them for little girl creating them smaller and selling them, what a big hit you would be with all these little girls, you bring out the soft romance in your art of sewing.

Thank you my friend for taking time to see my no sewing just a need del and thread linen lamp shade, your tote puts my shade to shame :)

See you soon and I am sure you will be drumming up something else fabulous to create.

Xx
Doré

Pam Kessler said...

That is gorgeous! You could sell those in a shop if wanted to.

Lady of the Woods said...

It is so pretty and feminine! The only thing that matters is that you love it!, we love it too....! :D:D:D

mariondee-designs said...

I think it's beautiful... and you did a wonderful job! I love all the tilda fabrics too and need to get my hands on some pastel shades. I actually made up a nursery using the reds and greens in this fabric for a client and was so much fun! take care, maryann

Anne said...

What a beautiful bag Sandy! I LOVE that fabric and all those pretty ruffles!
xx
Anne

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Love the bag! Not too ruffly! Nancy

Aga said...

Gorgeous!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

I love it,those colours are gorgeous.You did such a nice job of it and your little purse from Goodwill is perfect. Darling little pussy through the curtain,great pic xx

Fran Mclean said...

That is just beautiful!! And I love the wallet. I hope you had a great time at the fair. I live not to far from there. Even though I am close enough to walk it, I have only been there about three times lol. Maybe next year. And who knows, I might even see you there :-)

pat in NY said...

Sandy, I adore your new bag. Every time I see what you create, I wish I lived next door to you so you could help me create a home like yours.

sissie said...

Ooh Sandy, I love this! The fabrics are so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Vintage Home said...

Great job, love the pocket & the fabric..well so sweet and dear!

Jennelise said...

What a beautiful bag! I love the ruffles and the soft pastel fabric!
Jennelise

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your bag is just gorgeous! I love the color choice and all those ruffles!
Glam chic.
Hugs,
Patti

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Not to frilly for me!! This is adorable and I love your fabric choices. That pattern is just too cute!!

~Lynn

Connie said...

That is absolutely stunning. I love it and the fabrics are wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.
Hugs,
Connie

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Sandy, I think this might just be my favourite Tilda fabric range too. I love you ruffled bag and I'm thrilled to feature it today on Shabbilicious Friday.

Amy Walton said...

TO DIE FOR!!!! Sandy, I love this!! The fabric is so pretty, soft and fun. It just makes me feel happy :) I would love to have my bedroom in those fabrics too! Beautiful job!
xo,
Amy

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Just Beautiful