Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Little Lulu Bag

I finally got around to finishing the Little Lulu cross stitch piece. I made another one of those simple zippered sling bags that I find so useful. Hope my friend will feel the same. I modify my method each time I make one, but I'm never 100% satisfied with the results. This has some extra batting. I thought my last one was a bit flimsy. The two tatted motifs were part of the gifts I received from Wendy. I've beeen keeping my eyes and mind open to ways to use them and I think they look nice this way. The fabric color is somewhere between what you see in the two photos.




My Jazzercise friend Maggie tucked a cute little package into my hand the other night just before class started. I didn't open it at the time and I've yet to thank her, but it turned out to be a sweet little holiday ornament. I don't think Maggie is a stitcher so I'll be interested in finding out where she picked this up.


The other fun thing that happened was I reached the 20 class attendance goal that meant I got to take home this cute Jazzercise patent leather zippered clutch. Of course, my incentive to attend classes in this cold weather is gone now. I'm hoping I can continue to rally!

16 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a great little lulu finish!

That is a cute ornament too.

I love your zippered clutch too .... congrats.

Annette said...

What a beautifull Little Lulu Bag you made... Love the colors.
You got a very nice ornament.
Beautifull Clutch!!!

Karen said...

Annie, your Little Lulu bag looks so nice, you did an excellent job. I think it looks perfect! I love the gorgeous red clutch and the cute ornament, too!

Jackie said...

I love these bags that you make. So cute and yet so useful!

My sister in law is an avid jazzerciser. I am too uncoordinated so I'll stick to walking or very simple exercise videos. Congrats on making it to 20 classes.

Pumpkin said...

Adorable!

Good for you :o) Congrats!

Carol said...

Oh, that little Lulu brings back many memories of summer vacations in Canada reading her comic books (and Archie!). So cute, Annie--I'll bet your friend will love her...

Good for you for sticking with your Jazzercise classes so well. I could never follow the routines (am totally uncoordinated at any sort of dancing/aerobic workouts!), but I'm sure you love the results and the friends you've made there...Lovely clutch you received as a reward :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your Little Lulu is so adorable, love your new bag finish.
What a lovely award you've got!

Lois said...

How cute is Little Lulu?!?!! Well done for staying with the Jazzercise classes!

♥ Nia said...

Lulu bag looks so adorable!! You did a great job :)
What a nice award! :D

Mylene said...

Love the color fabric you have chosen to finished off for the design, it turned out great.

Siobhan said...

That bag is too cute!! I call my daughters Lulu sometimes--I don't think either of them has seen that character & thus have no idea where the name comes from. I love the ornament your friend gave you, too!

Congrats on your attendance at Jazzercise--and the clutch! Did you happen to see the episode of "Modern Family" where Mitchell participates in a flash dance, and Cameron is over to the side, trying to keep up with the beat and failing miserably? We laughed so hard--me, because it is what I was like at Jazzercise! I did really enjoy it, though! Good for you for keeping at it. :)

nima said...

wow...the sling bag looks pretty and cute...great finishing

Barbara said...

Oh, Little Lulu!! I love her!!

Brigitte said...

That's a cute little bag. I have never tried such a zippered bag but will do so after the holidays. I hope that I'll be able to make one.

zoomcity said...

What a cute bag! I love it. :) How sweet for a non-stitching friend to give you a stitched ornament. Congratulations on your clutch. Keep up the good work.

thebusybeehive said...

What a great bag! And, I love what you did with your cards in your previous post. Just discovered your blog... and I look forward to following what wonderful craftiness you have going on!

LauraB