She also bought the pastels/gold metallics HTP! Bag at this link. I thought that one came out so pretty; I'm glad it's found a good home!
Last, but not least, I made Phyll (Khyra's mom) a Z Bag. I've been wanting to do something special for her for a long time and couldn't decide on style, color, etc.! She's always so sweet and does special things for other people - I wanted this to be just right! Based on some not-so-sneaky questions, I learned her fav colors are amethyst and peridot (as in the birthstones), so my GDFTCB and I came up with this bag:The colors are a bit off in that shot, but it shows the shape off nicely. Here's a look at it outside:
This is really one of the boldest bags I've made and really was a bit tentative about how it would be received. :) My concerns were put to rest by Phyll's kind words (and encouragement from another friend!) - I am SO glad she likes it!I found some fun, funky buttons to use for the closure and up on the strap. Check these out!
Groovy, aren't they?
On the photo of the "closure", you can see some of the quilting on the bag. I used a YLI variegated called "Jewel". I love their threads!!!!!!!!!
Here's the HTP! Bag:
And a close-up of the charm and glass beads:
I thought they were a great accent!
The lining of the bag is one of my FAV Laurel Burch fabs; the 2 inside pockets are from the accent fab I used on the closure and on the strap and outside of the HTP! Bag. Here's a peek inside!
Can you see how cool the decorative stitching (stars) came out? Here's a better view:
I love what it does with the variegated thread!
Many thanks to Phyll - and thank you for reading!