Friday, May 15, 2009

ABC Envelope Bag

When I saw this cute little sampler, "Y a d'la joie", from Anne-les-Petites-Croix, I couldn't resist stitching it. Didn't know what I would do with it, but I just like the spring-summery feeling. The fabric is 35-count linen from Vikki Clayton, one of the neutrals I got in a grab bag.

I had previously saved this link to an envelope bag tutorial. I had planned to try this out for a mail-art envelope, but I decided to use it for a little bag to carry instead. And for fun, I crocheted an edging to attach as well. The bag has a much more old-fashioned girl, shabby chic look than I would usually go for, but it was fun to make.





12 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a delightful little bag, great finish

Julianne said...

Nice! Your little bag finish is so nice for this pretty design.

Daffycat said...

Sweet finish on a darling design. Well stitched, Annie!

Mylene said...

You have done a great job on that lovely design, Annie.

Sandra said...

Really shabby chic! The crochet edging is a clever idea, it enhances the look of the design (pretty and cheerful!).

Thanks for the links Annie. Mail art it's on my list, the envelope comes handy.

Congrats for another fantastic finish!

Ranae said...

The little bag is so sweet and the design is perfecto.

Siobhan said...

What an adorable little bag!! Too cute. Great finishing!

Pumpkin said...

Annie, you make the most adorable things! Great job :o)

Annette said...

What a lovely design, en a great finisch.

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a lovely stitching and a fabulous finishing! Well done!

Rachel S said...

That is so pretty. Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Annie, I love your version of this design. I bet you had as much fun stitching it as I did!