Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WIP Wednesday ~ Chloe's Handwork Bag

(and I am just publishing this now on tuesday evening cause somehow the edit/post/schedule thing is proving too difficult for me this evening....)

I embroidered this in stem stitch on organic cotton poplin. A wonderful fabric that I want to make just about everything out of! And I made the embroidery into a handwork bag for my Chloe Anne. I am sure I have said already how much I enjoyed working on this, and I was so happy to find just the right fabrics in my closet to go with the cream colored poplin. (These red and white fabrics have also had me unusually excited about upcoming Valentine's Day, and related sewing...)

And I really do so love this bag! If it was mine it would be one my most favorite things. It is also quite full as you can perhaps tell. It has two pockets inside, and it turned out much larger than I intended, though I really didn't intend (measure) anything, it just kind of all came together.

I am very happy to have created such a gift for my dear oldest child.

18 comments:

sarah said...

So very pretty~!

sara farmama said...

It's beautiful Renee! Your red lining looks so pretty! And I know your Chloe appreciates her mama mades so so much!
Speaking of so so much.....I miss you guys so so much! Perhaps we could pull ourselves out of winter hibernation for a visit in the near future?
sending love,
Sara

Nicole Spring said...

*swoon* I love it!!!

Linda said...

What a beautiful gift Renee, it is so lovely:)
Warmly
Linda

eringoodman said...

oh this is just lovely!!!!

my 5 1/2 year old is just starting to take interest in making her own handwork and i've started collecting supplies for her!

xo

~erin

underthebigbluesky said...

gorgeous. i love the embroidery.

Nicole Anne said...

love love love the RED.

the nest said...

I wondered about the pretty redwork that is featured in your banner; it is part of such a special project! definitely a treasure!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Renee,
How sweet that you have given your daughter an heirloom quality bag that she can have to pass on to her daughter or grandaughter.
Warm wishes,
Tonya

momma rae said...

you are so wonderfully talented! what a gorgeous bag, love. the best part is that i am absolutely sure that chloe treasures it so very much. ;) oh how i wish we could stitch together, side by side. i do miss you so. (sorry i don't think i've said that lately, it just slipped out!)

Angela Mobley said...

oh renee...this turned out so beautiful. Your daighter is one blessed girl!
(I can never figure out the scheduling thing either. The time is always way off.)

Lisa said...

The bag is so beautiful, lucky little girl.
lisa

Beth said...

Dear Renee,

You are an expert needlewoman, obviously! I love the vintage motif! love, Beth

suzanne said...

Hi there Renee

I was just thinking today how wonderful it would be if the only things our children received from us materially were crafts we have made ourselves. A wonderful simple life. I think of Laura and Mary in little house on the prairie...Your bag is beautiful. I bet she was thrilled.

A happy day to you Renee

Warm regards
Suzanne

Earth Mama said...

That bag is great! I want one just like it too. Your daughter must be oh so proud to sport that mama made bag. I love how your daugther is taking after her mama...stuffing her bag full of handwork supplies.

:)Lisa

nicola@which name? said...

beautiful!!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Marina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Renee! Chloe must love it and what a wonderful treasure I'm sure she'll pass on to her children someday :)

Love the red color as well, you're getting me excited for Valentines day!

Marina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Renee! Chloe must love it and what a wonderful treasure I'm sure she'll pass on to her children someday :)

Love the red color as well, you're getting me excited for Valentines day!