Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Zakka Messenger Bag Shall go to the Ball!

Well, the retreat in London anyway!

Hurrah!

I was so pleased to come home from a day at work today (yay for a bonus shift, more spending pennies for London!) to find the hardware had arrived for my bag.

Dinner and children to bed and I whizzed on with it to get photos just as the sun was setting. I am SO pleased with it. It took me AGES to make, compared to the quilt which I finished in under a day, this took me 3 days! I did dither over the fabric selection for the leaves for a LONG time though!







I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I don't even mind the little constriction mistakes, I am very proud that it looks just like something you would buy in a shop, not something handmade. So I will be hoping to set myself aside from the crowd of 241 totes this weekend, lovely as they are (and I do have it on my to-make list), with my fab Zakka bag.

27 comments:

Celtic Thistle said...

Your bag looks really good, you will be the belle of the retreat!

Cindy said...

It's gorgeous! Love it, love it, love it!

Kelly said...

That is gorgeous Emily, us 241ers might let you into our photo shoot with it ;-)

Gill said...

Fabulous!

Lynz said...

Now, that is MY kinda bag!! Love your lining fabric and the dithering was worth it!

memmens said...

Yay for the postman and wow it looks gorgeous you are rightly proud! Can't wait to see it (My 241 is delicious though!)

Pippa Parsons said...

beautiful, so professional looking and the fabrics are fab...

Flying Blind... said...

Absolutely gorgeous Emily - so happy you finished it in time xxx

Cherie said...

That looks amazing! I love the colour scheme =D

Kim said...

Beautiful job on the bag. I think you'll get quite a few second looks carrying it around!

Kirsten N said...

Love this bag Emily - the colours are fab!

The Patchsmith said...

Stunning. I find picking fabrics is always the most time consuming part of any project.

mary moon designs said...

I love the colors you chose

Danielle Weiss-Raichel said...

Fantastic Cha Cha! I love your fabric choices! very lovely!

Quilting In The Cold said...

Wow it is stunning. Hope you have a fabulous time at retreat.

Diane-crewe said...

well done.. you did a fabulous job x have fun using it xx

Christine said...

That is gorgeous, I love the lining fabric

Linda Coleman said...

Emily, ove your bag and fab colours. Really like the fabric you used to line it. I so love it I might just have to buy the Zakka Style book

Nicky said...

Haha - so you don't have time to make a quick one for me before Retreat then??? It looks great - loving that leaf pattern!

Fiona @findingfifth said...

I agree that this is a long project. I have spent 2.5 days on it so far and am waiting on my hardware to arrive to finish it. You have made this particularly interesting with the grey linen, contrast stitching, fab front flap choices and the eye-catching lining fabric. Should stand out at the retreat.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Just Beautiful!

Katy Cameron said...

Woohoo, love it! (Err, how fast did you cram those kids into bed to finish this? lol )

Maggie said...

It's gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Fantastic! Love the fabrics you've chosen and I love the lined strap

Nicky said...

Loved you on your blog - love you even more in person! Thanks so much for my gorgeous note book - another treasure to add to my Emily-made stash! Will think of you every time I use it!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Really loved meeting you at FQ Emily - Di and I loved our dinner with you and Lucy! Seriously envied your skirt and if it wasn't for the fact that my bottom is too big I'd probably have hit you over the head with something and nicked it! Hope we get to meet up next year! Kiss those babies for me!!! (Mine sure as heck don't want to be kissed anymore!) Love Helen
xx

Karen said...

Saw your bag from afar & fell totally in love with it! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!
PS sorry to gush, but it really is.....