Monday, 12 September 2011

Points of Inspiration. 2.

This is the bag that Jan made for me.  Note the sewn outside seams and top corners - adds rigidity you see, because I chose a very soft oilcloth.  And although I wasn't expecting it - it's lined, with gingham, after I was given a choice.  I love it.  I'm sure if you ask her nicely, Jan would make you one too. I love the strong solid pattern, have always been attracted to this sort of pattern.  I have no idea why.  Too shallow to examine that.  But each time I look at this or variants of it, I'm reminded that a single colour is all it takes to have an impact on anything, and that the solid design adds to the impact overall.  Which basically means that you can do so much with very little.  Much like Jan herself really.  I see a fabric I like.  She makes it into a bag I like.  What's not inspiring about that?

20 comments:

Angie said...

Jan really is a clever lady ...I love that bag ...and your choice of pattern and colour ..and in oil cloth just seals the deal xx

Claire said...

This is lovely... I would like one please....lol
Very talented... and your one lucky lady xx

Annie said...

What a beautiful bag. I bet youre thrilled to bits with it.
Hugs,
A x
ps M has had to go back into hospital :-(

alexa said...

Oil-cloth sounds such a useful and durable choice - and you're right, big and bold and simple is good!

Quirky Boots said...

oh my i do think i'm in love with your bag, i wonder if she could do it in teal!!! ;)

fairy thoughts said...

yup! a great looking bag, big and bold and beautiful.
janet

The Crafty Elf said...

Julia...you are spoiled rotten! It's gorgeous....way to score that stunning bag! I'm so jealous. Jan's a keeper!

Carmen said...

I have a LLJan bag and along with my Alice Cooper tote it's my favourite bag in the world. (It actually has the edge over Alice bag but ssshh.) It's been lugged everywhere and is like a tardis inside, honestly you should see the books and pencil cases I crammed in it to take to Scotland and it was even more crammed on the way back. She's a sorceress with that sewing machine!

Yours is gorgeous too. But mine has skulls and polka dots :D

misteejay said...

Wow, who's a lucky lady then - what a fabulous bag.

Mmm, I also think teal would be a good colour choice - perhaps Jan will make you a selection of colours LOL

Toni xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This looks NOTHING like the oilcloth I'm used to. These colors and patterns go so well together. Jan did a fantastic job sewing the bag, and you did a fantastic job blogging about it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah smashing colours and so cleverly made by a wonderful lady indeed, Julia! And I think it reflects your character too in the fabric style you have chosen, and Lunch Lady Jan is a real mate :D TFS! Shaz in Oz.x

Cardarian said...

You lucky women! A lovely bag like that - anyone would want it ! And you are so right about strong bold colors - I love them ( as everybody knows I do!)
Hugs,
Cardarian

Claireliz said...

Oh that is lovely, how lucky you are to have a friend like Jan.
C
xx

Twiglet said...

Fab bag - clever Jan!!

Dragon said...

Great bag and great fabric... you are right, what's not to like etc... did you know your comments box has gone and done a silly boo boo??? It;s writing comments where they should not be!!
Frankie
xx

Sarah said...

this is a fabby-dabby bag indeed - loving the fabric combos. A good eye there!

Neet said...

Fab bag! That will be so durable. Given me an idea now but need it to stay in my head for when our big shopper goes down the road. (Bag not person)

RosA said...

What a fabulous bag! Love the colours and pattern. Anyone would be happy to own it! Clever Jan!

Ohhh Snap said...

Gorgeous bag!! Jan did a wonderful job making it! Thanks for sharing the construction tips!

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