Thursday, October 4, 2007

Chelsea Bag Finished!

Amy Butler, Chelsea Bag finished! Just in time too. This is a birthday gift for my mom and, yup, you guessed it, her birthday is today! Finished it last night and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Not too bad for a beginner eh? I did have help from my sewing teacher - the handle openings were a bit tricky.Here's the flip side…And to top it off. I followed the link from A Friend To Knit With and made one of these tissue holders from the left over fabric to go with.The tutorial from tutti fruiti is great and soooo easy!

Of course the gift wasn't complete without a new Flower-Pin Tag!Happy Birthday Mom!

15 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Your mom must be so happy right now.

Cinnamonamon said...

wow! i never excelled at sewing because my finish work is, well, not all that pretty... lol yours is wonderful! your mom will love it!

peaknits said...

Wow - what a great job - I made the shorter version and my handles were not so hot - any tips you can offer??:) The tissue holder is adorable, I've been meaning to try those - and the flower pin tag ROCKS!! I got mine today - love it!

a friend to knit with said...

jill,jill, jill, this is so fabulous! such a wonderful gift with so much "special" qualities!!!
i am just so impressed that this was your fist one!
happy birthday to your mother!
october moms are just the best! :)

StarSpry said...

What a great gift! You did a wonderful job :)

KristieMD said...

Well look at that you just started sewing and you're a pro already! The bag is beautiful Jill!! Awesome job!

Sara said...

Looks great, Jill. Love your fabric choices. Way to go! What a great gift.

Sara

Kaet said...

the bag is stunning! i really like it. i am sure your mom will treasure it!

Anya said...

Now someone has to teach me how to sew. Mom?! I never had patience for it. But you're tempting me.

Mandy said...

I can't believe you just started sewing and made that!! It's beautiful! Your mom is going to LOVE it!

Nora said...

Love it! You are amazing.

knittin gin said...

What a gorgeous bag! Your mom must love it! I can't believe you're just a beginner.

I got your sample pack of cards a couple of days ago, thanks again Jill!

Susan said...

That bag is so wonderful, Jill. Your mom is lucky to have you for a daughter. And the matching tissue holder? Too much!

clara said...

The bag is perfect! I'm sure your mom is the happiest birthday girl!

Nora said...

Me again. I've answered your SKIF questions in the comments. I can't believe you tried on an actual SKIF jumper!! You MUST tell me more. :)