Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Ghastlie Mother's Day Gift

Last summer I was introduced to Alexander Henry's Ghastlie collection and fell in love.  When I saw the three crazy ladies knitting in "A Ghastlie Night" I knew that I would eventually make something for my Mother in Law who's both a crazy lady and an avid knitter.

It took me until this Mother's day to figure out what to make, but while browsing through my pinterest board "bags to make"  I saw a tutorial from 2 Little Hooligans for an Organizing Tote Basket and knew I had found a winner.

The tutorial from 2 Little Hooligans made a bag with a finished size of 9"x7" and I knew I wanted it bigger so I adjusted the measurements so that I would end up with a bag that was 14"x8.5".  I also added a hidden zippered pocket to the inside of the bag using instructions included in Noodlehead's Envelope Clutch pattern,  and changed the long side pockets so that instead of being one piece of fabric doubled over to make the outside and lining I used two different fabrics, one for the outside and one for the lining, and just had the seam be the edge of the pocket.  I also left out the bias tape on the pockets since it would have interrupted the images on the sides.

I gave the bag to her yesterday at my husband's aunt's yearly "Mother's Day Lunch" and she loved it (but then again how could she not?).

Fabric: A Ghastlie Reunion in Natural
 
 Fabric: A Ghastlie Reunion in Natural
 
 
 Fabric: A Ghastlie Night in Natural

 Fabric: The Ghastlies in Natural

 Fabric: A Ghastlie Night in Natural

 Fabric: Ghastlie Knots in Natural, Kona pink, Kona grey

 Fabric: A Ghastlie Night in Natural, Ghastlie Knots in Natural

 Fabric: A Ghastlie Night in Natural

The quilted bottom.
Fabric: Kona grey

Happy Mother's day to you Harriet!

edit:
I had to wait until my mom received her gift in the mail before I could post about it, but since she got it today I can share with all of you what it is!



And the Audubon Society field guide to the southern states, which includes Tennessee, the state she lives in.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!!!  Love you

-Stephanie

p.s I'm linking this post to Clover & Violet's On The Go Linky and both Manic Monday and Fabric Tuesday

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful bag! I would love to have received this as a gift. The fabric really makes it unique!

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  2. I. Want. That. Bag!
    You should make them to sell. Seriously.

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  3. I love the fabric that you used. The three crazy ladies knitting design...just make the bag perfect for it purpose. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. I love this bag! Great for projects I am working on and easy to handle around my office. I also love the fabric. Thanks for sharing. Judith, Texas

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  5. I too love the Ghastlie line. Great job on putting the bags together and matching up the pocket to the bag. Thanks for the links.

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  6. What an awesome bag!! The fabric line is just wonderful for this project.

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  7. Great job! You even matched the print...awesome sauce. I ♥ me some ghastlies too. I'm glad my ghastlies bag inspired you to cut into your fabric. I know it was hard....very hard!!

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  8. Where did you find the fabric? I wish to receive
    Send gifts to pakistan this as a gift.

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  9. I would like to use it but i think i need some more collection of mother's day for Send gifts to Pakistan to my mother.

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  10. This is just Ghastly!!! Now I'm going to have to make something else;-) I can't believe the amazing job you did matching up the prints on the pockets, FABULOUS! Thanks so much for linking up to the Ghastly Gathering, it is definitely inspiring!!!

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  11. Looks great. Love how you lined up the print on the pocket. I've been wanting to turn my knitting witches into a knitting bag too :)

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