Sunday, July 24, 2011

Loud and Proud

More is more!  Or is it????

I love Bari J.  I already made one Bari J. bag after I had seen how great my friend Jackie's turned out.  Pink Chalk offered a video seminar on how to make this Patchwork Rose "Zippered" Bag.  (I realized that the zipper wasn't so bad to put in after watching her video.)  Anyway, she says in the video when it comes to embellishing that "more is more," and she may change her mind after seeing my bag. lol!

I chose the brightest of my fabrics and even ordered in a few of Bari's new fabrics to use in it.

I chose the sweet blue and tangerine from Bari's new collection for the interior.

I embellished with buttons,


and beads.

Yes it is overdone and probably only appropriate to take to the circus!  However, it got my creative side excited again and I loved the process!

This is the back and a bit more of a calm view.

Side note..... Maranda (yes in her pajamas at 2:00 in the afternoon on Sunday) and I just hung her banner that she made in art class.  It spells out her name on each of the banners.


  1. More is definitely better! you did a wonderful job and I love little Miranda in her pajamas. Looks like she is a budding artist!

  2. More is More!! I love it. It's the prettiest little bag I have ever seen in my life!!!!!!!!!! OMG, that is so beautiful!

  3. Love Love your new purse!
    Thanks for the sweet comments!
    Come by and see us tuesday night at mix and mingle! Bring that new purse!

  4. How cute! I had never heard of this type of bag. I'll have to do some research. Thanks:)

  5. I Love it Sherri!! The color is just fantastic!! Your little one is so cute and proud too!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  6. I meant Shelly!! Ah people should not talk to me when I am typing!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  7. Love the bag! Thanks for taking the class. I agree with you and Bari, more embellies, prettier bag. I like the free motion flowers. Think I will try it.

  8. Ohhhh gurrrrl, I love it! I just purchased the Inspired to Sew book and YOU have inspired me to take the class and make the purse! I have some ideas swirling around my head for a quilt for my daughter and am thinking of using some of these techniques, too. Have fun!

  9. I would carry this all the time!! This is so fun and OUT there!! Love, love, love it!! One of these days I will have to get you to make me a bag!


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