Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mama's Got a Brand New Bag

Remember when I told you about this?

I was so happy to receive Stephanie's book Uncommonly Corduroy. Right away I found some projects that I knew I would make.  

Here is one of them…

I call it Travels with Lilly instead of its pattern name Travels with Lou.  Why?  Because I found this awesome Lilly Pulitzer fabric at Laura’s.  (And I didn't ask for permission to call it anything else!)

To understand the pattern name, I strongly suggest you purchase the book. (I am not compensated in any shape, form or fashion for my excitement over this book...which is chock full of patterns and you can't beat the price for all you get!)

I changed it up a little bit…’cuz that’s how I roll J

I added a monogram to the outside pocket. (That's all I changed...so I didn't roll too far)

...Found "fabulous" buttons at Hobby Lobby

Stephanie gives you enough pocket space so I created 3 slots...cuz I'm blind and needed the extra spot

I'm packed and ready for the SUMMER :)

I look forward to making a more traditional bag for the fall.  I promise to use corduroy because that was the original intent of the pattern and also because I think it would be so COOL.

One thing I forgot to share with you is my FINISHED Granny Stripe Afghan…again, inspired by Stephanie.  Do you see a pattern here?

I added a reverse single crochet border and called it DONE!  It turned out just a bit larger than a lap size.

I'm so happy that I changed the yarn.

It looks nice on DH's bedroom reading chair.

My STAYcation is going well.  DD's room makeover should start soon...wish me luck!


Vicky Hunt said...

Oh wow Jeanna! I love the bag and the Lily Pulitzer fabric is awesome! My daughter loves her planners. Her designs are so fun! Love the monogram...it completes it perfectly. The buttons are adorable too...:) Good luck on the bedroom! And enjoy your staycation! I sure am enjoying mine...Vicky

moosecraft said...

Love that afghan!

Aunt 'Reen said...

I really do love that bag!
The monogram and buttons were a fabulous touch!

Your afghan turned out really beautiful too!
Congratulations on both of these great finishes!

Abby and Stephanie said...

I absolutely love it when someone takes a pattern and makes it their own. I would have never thought of a monogram. Perfect. I love the colors and of course, the buttons. Really wonderful Travels with Lilly!!! You have just made my morning.

Your afghan really turned out beautifully. I'm still plugging away on mine. It's a biggie!

andsewon said...

That is indeed a sweet Spring bag! So pretty and love the monograms. Sets if off. What a lovely afghan! Love your yarn color choice. looks all warm and snuggly. You are a busy gal. Enjoy the staycation!

Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

Your tote is so delicious and now you're read for spring for sure. The monogram turned out so nice. I haven't done one of those yet so I'm super impressed. Wish I had a dealer like yours that could show me how to do things I have to learn everything on my own. Thanks for all your sweet comments on my posts I've been so busy that I haven't been keeping up with what you've been up to but I've been catching up today and I must say you have been busy! Love the afghan too the colors are great!

tink's mom said...

Love the tote. Great job on fabric choice and the monogram is terrific. Also the afghan is super. It looks so cozy on the reading chair. All that's missing is a cuppa and the book.

Anne said...

The bag is beautiful, Jeanna, and the crocheted blankie looks rare and cosy. :o)

Candace said...

Well you've certainly done Stephanie proud, Jeanna! I love the monogram and your colors and the name!! What a great bag for summer. Your afgan turned out SO gorgeous! It will surely warm someone's lap in your house on a chilly Florida morning!

Nicole said...

That bag is amazing! I love the colors and using corduroy is brilliant. So durable and easy to care for. I must look for that book.

Art and Sand said...

Beautiful bag & beautiful afghan.

You make me think that I need to take the baby blanket I am knitting out tonight while we sit by the fire.

Carrie P. said...

the perfect bag for summertime.
your afghan is so pretty!!
a makeover? can't wait to see what you do.

Frog Quilter said...

Nice hand bag. Even I would like it. Afghan totally fits the chair area.

DeAnna said...

Love the bag and the color combinations. Great job!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Jeanna the embroidered initials are beautiful on your bag and great buttons too. The crocheted blanket is so pretty too!

Zenia Rene said...

Hi Jeanna...this post had me cracking up... you are such a near rolling rebel...lol. Your Travels w/Lily is wonderful. I like the idea of using corduroy in a bag I'm going to have to check my stash! Visiting from Val's Tuesday Archives. You are welcome to visit my blog anytime.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Lovely, the monogram really adds a nice detail, great buttons!