Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day was for Laboring.....Right?

Hello friends...I hope you had a lovely Labor Day holiday. Mine was great, the weather was perfect and as my homage to the occasion...I labored. I found this beautiful bird fabric in a local fabric shop and fell in love with the gorgeous colors and whimsical designs. If you follow me on Facebook or here on my blog, you know I love my birds.
 I decided to create a bird bag series...colorful zippers, ribbon pulls and beautiful linings.
 You can click on the photo's for a closer look at the fabric.
 I added just a touch of freestyle stitching to the front of each pouch for a little extra detail.
 I even nested some beautiful birds in with the linings. I love opening the bag to get a pretty fabric surprise. The little touches make the difference.
 Aren't the colors striking? They measure about 7 1/2 inches x 8 inches and have plenty of room for special treasures.
 They all have a 2 1/2 inch flat bottom so they will stand on their own.
 The front and back on each bag is of a different color and bird...like two bags in one!
 And I love my new tags that Sasha of Tags and Labels on Etsy made for me. The Empty Nest on one side...
 and my name on the other. I like that I can use them this way or fold them as a loop and sew them on.
So yes...I labored...a lot.. on Labored Day and enjoyed every minute of it.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.

17 comments:

Sue said...

Love the colors in these fabrics, Janet!! I love birds, too. You were certainly a busy girl this Labor Day.
:-) Sue

Kelly Ann said...

Very cute birds...you know I love me some wrens...

Wanda..... said...

The colors and fabric would charm anyone! They are lovely, Janet.

Mumsy said...

Those are just beautiful! I also love birds. Hugs

Maison Conti said...

Gorgeous bags, Janet...I can't decide which one I like the best! The series is such a great idea.

jamfiescreations1 said...

Such beautiful bags. You are very talented.

Aprons and More said...

Beautiful!! I love the fabric...and you new labels. I have been admiring them since I first saw them on an earlier post! I may need to get some too. Thanks for the link!!

Katy :)

Marie said...

These are lovely and so very YOU!

Hugs - Marie

(Not sure if this is a repeat - blogger is acting up.)

The LadyBugs Garden said...

These are so beautiful..Hey something else for me to buy from your shop. I love all you items!

susan said...

I love the birds! It's a great looking bag

Annette said...

You know, I saw this fabric this weekend and fell in love with it but didn't buy any. I love it even more made into your bags!

I labored in my sewing room on Labor Day too! I'll show what I created later this week.

Julia said...

What more can I say but WOW. Those are stupendous! And I AM a bird watcher so I really like the details on those bags. Gorgeous work as always.

Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable Janet! I love these:>)

Anita Kehn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these bags.

Lisalulu said...

beautiful, I am always amazed at your talent.

Happy Homemaker UK | Laura said...

Janet, so glad to have found your blog too :) I love your work!

P.S. Roald Dahl's birthday is this week (I only know that b/c they celebrate it at the kids school)

XO Laura

The Little Fox said...

I.Am.In.Love.
Thank you so much for sharing these, the teal one is my favorite...so beautiful!

I am hosting a giveaway for a vintage Pyrex casserole dish form the 1950s over at my blog, come join the giveaway!

http://onelittlefox.blogspot.com/2010/09/little-giveaway-in-my-igloo.html
xoxo