Monday, July 15, 2013

Aloha Beach Bag

Another variation on the Lunch Bag!


It's made from a pattern I found at Pink Penguin, that came with a very easy step-by-step tutorial on how to make the Lunch Bag. About a year ago I made my first Lunch Bag with this pattern, made of jaguar pluche and pink polkadot cotton.


A couple of weeks ago I showed a Lunch Bag I made of faux patent leather and black/white gingham.



This week I used the basic pattern to create a variation on the before made Lunch Bags. The inside of this bag is made of pink cotton, the outside is made of burlap. I myself always like the combination of the somewhat boring color of burlap with a bright color. I did this combi before when I made a Toy Sack for my daughters and still like it. 

Instead of sewing the handles I used bamboo handles that I once bought for another bag, but never used. To embellish the bag I bought a haircomb and took of the frangipani flowers. To attach the flowers to the bag I made a strip of polymer clay and punched little holes in it, so I could sew the strip to the bag like a button. With superglue I sticked the flowers to the strip. 





I love the Hawaiian look of my new Lunch Bag. I have been to Hawaii once and dream of going back ever since. Meanwhile I keep myself busy crafting Hawaiian related things :-) .

32 comments:

  1. Lovely design - I love the drawstring to keep the sand out too :) I love all your linkups this week.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Just found your link party yesterday, so I linked up some of my projects! Love the name of your blog!

      Liz

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  2. I love your bags - the drawstring in the centre is such a great idea.

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  3. This reminds me of a Victorian type age although I am not really sure why!

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  4. They're gorgeous. I love the idea of the drawstring in the centre of the bag xx

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  5. What cute bags! I love the Hawaiian one ~ it looks like you bought it in a shop while on vacation.
    I'm visiting you today from Project Inspired. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment and for inviting me to your party, Virginia! I just linked up some of my projects to your party! Have a nice day!

      Liz

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  6. This is a great looking bag but it looks too complicated for me to make one. You are so talented in creating such lovely designs.

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    1. Thanks, Lilly! You can find the pattern at Pink Penguin and it's actually very simple. It's a step by step tutorial, showing pictures of every step.

      Thanks for your nice comment!

      Liz

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  7. Wow great idea to use the lunch tote bag pattern as a beach bag! Love the bamboo handles and the flowers, lovely bag!

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  8. Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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    1. You're welcome! Thank YOU for sharing your nice party!

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  9. I think the colors make the bag look fun and summery. nice job. Thanks for sharing, D

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  10. you have a great blog ^ ^
    you want to follow each other?
    follow me and let me know with a comment
    and follow you too :))


    kisses
    http://lemonchicbeautyfashion.blogspot.it/

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  11. Ohhh honey, these are each so strikingly fantastic! I saw the first photo in my feedreader and gasped at little - it's timelessly, perfectly summery and beautiful! I love all three - awesome creations (you have mad purse making skills, my dear!).

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! That's such a nice compliment!

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  12. So pretty! I could just see carrying this on the beach at an island paradise! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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  13. This looks pretty - love the combination of fabrics and the fun addition of the flowers - beautiful bags! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  14. These are beautiful bags. I got to check the tutorial link. I might make this in the future. Thank you for sharing at Pin It Monday Hop. New hop is now open, please stop by when you get the chance. See you there Liz!

    Judy
    pursuitoffunctionalhome(dot)com

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  15. Your being featuring tomorrow on DearCreatives.com I love how your bags turned out. Be sure to drop by for your featured button. & feel free to share again. All my best, Theresa

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring my bags! Such a great honor! Have a nice day and see you at the next party!

      Liz

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  16. You are so creative! Love seeing what you come up with each week! Hugs and TFS!!!

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