And and this is what I came up with. Meet, Simply Cherry, A "SEW" Sweet Bag. Kind of cute don't you think?
The scallop trim is made using the new scallop ruler by Quick Points. It's really nifty and it makes cute binding and trims for quilts. The green accent strip is actually one strip but the way I've stitched it down it almoset takes on the look of bias tape, huh. That was kind of a happy mistake and I like it better than what I was trying to do with it.
The inside features two pockets, seperated for the small stuff you carry in your bag. The tab closure that snaps over the front. I love my green snap, don't you? I wish I would run onto to those again someday. I have used all my colored ones and they add so much color than a regular silver or gold one I think.
In the bag itself I only used 16 charms and I needed to use all 23 so I made a posie from the leftover 7. Then I added a big black button and a crochet doily and a set of cherries, compliments of Riley Blake. They make the cutest accessories, such as pom poms, ric rac, buttons, etc. These just happend to have been in the shop for a little bit, and I thought nobody would want to add them. A perfect match to the black fabric. We could have sold a ton of these things. Isn't it funny that the minute you use something that isn't selling it flies right out the door. I'm sure we can get more of them.
And of course she is in pattern form now. My very first bag pattern, yippy skippy! Not as bad as I thought it would be writing it. I just put it on hold to long, then I was cramming to get it done the day before shop hop. We are selling them in the shop in a kit, with all the fabrics and finishing supplies to make your own bag. Or we do have single copies of it.