Sunday, June 29, 2008

HTP! Bag DONE!

What a great, productive day yesterday! I received an order for a Hold the Phone! Bag from a very special someone, and went right to work on it. He asked for denim mixed with brights, and a leash-style handle for his mom. I shot a picture of some fabs I thought would work, and Andrea gave me the green light! Or the multi-colored light. :)

HTP! Bags are such fun. I can get as crazy as I want to be and it just "works". Here's the front of the bag:

and here's the back:

The neon dog fab is a favorite of mine; I only have tiny pieces left! I think there's enough on Andrea's bag to give it just the right punch. The other fabs just seemed to scream, "Use me!" This could be because Zim paid a visit to the Quilt Studio, though. He's just a tad on the silly and playful side. OK, a LOT on the silly and playful side.

I quilted in a YLI variegated thread - Jewel. I only outlined the appliqués, as I wanted them to take center stage, not stitching.

I attached a special charm and some glass beads that I thought Andrea would like:

Here's a peek inside. I used some scraps from some favorite Laurel Burch fabs:

Why shouldn't the inside be fun, too?!?

Speaking of fun, I've been a supporter for the MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue group in PA for a long time. A few years ago, they took in a very pregnant Sibe who needed a new home - as would her puppies once they arrived and were weaned. I helped out a little bit with a fund-raiser - did a couple mini wall-hangings and pillows with photos of the new mom and puppies on them to be auctioned off. To make a long story short, one of those puppies was our buddy Echo. I'm so happy to have gotten to know his mom now and to count her as a friend. Since all of my guys were so kind to pose with the items I made for the MaPaw auction (you can see one of Amber here and one of Dave here), I thought it would only be appropropriate to have Dave pose with the new HTP! Bag I'd made for Echo's mom. :) Without further ado, here's the Deeve:

Here's the HTP! Bag you ordered, Echo!

Many thanks for the order, Andrea! I hope you and Echo enjoy your new HTP! Bag!

Thanks for reading!

KZK

8 comments:

The Daily Echo said...

Oh my DOG! That is BEWOOOTIFUL and absolutely PERFECT! It's like you read my mind. Thank you ever so much. I am so touched and will be so proud to use it. It'll bring a smile to my face every time I see it.
Andrea (Echo's Mom)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'll EKHHO that khomment!!!

Ha roooo!!!

H&gz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: More great work KZK!

Maddie & Frankie said...

That HTP bag is oh so khute!
Karen you did such a wonderful job
for Echo's Mom. I love the the fun
ornamament, very nice.

Fantastic job KZK!

Diane( Frankie's Mom)

Holly said...

Oh how fun!!!! It's is really khool and khute!!! You always do such a WONDERFUL job!

Holly

Tracey and Huffle said...

That's fantastic. I wish I had one!

Trace

cyber-sibes said...

Furry furry nice HTP bag! Love the doggie print & that snappy bright red leash handle!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

As always... another great HTP! Bag!!!! good job!
Hugs,
Sitka & Mom

Cynthia Blue said...

That bag is gorgeous! I will have to talk to you about one... I need an obedience bag to carry obedience gear.. my agility bag is getting much too full! :) That'd be perfect! And I'd get so many ooohs and aahhhs too!