Baby's 1st Handbag

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Just a quick post for a shabby little somethin' for The Shabby Tea Room's challenge, "Shabby Chic Baby". The inspiration photo was of a sweet baby girl's nursery done in pink and creme, and the rest of the challenge is to incorporate fabric into your project. I guess I've overdone the "incorporate fabric" part a little, as I have made a little fabric handbag with handmade fabric embellishments (no paper)...
I won a wonderful prize package in the Fall from a TSTR challenge that was yards and yards of beautiful creme ribbons and trims from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I was absolutely thrilled with it and used one trim for the purse strap, and some of the tulle on the main embellishment. I used my Papertrey buttons and dies with fabric and felt to create the rest of the embellishments. The trim around the purse flap is some vintage trim a neighbor found for me...
Very simple design...I layered the fabric onto felt to keep it simple. I thought it would be a cute keepsake at shower time that could hold some tiny baby treasures and/or a gift card. It was a fun project, especially creating the embellishments with the fabric and dies. I'll be doing that again real soon!
Hope you like it!!
I appreciate your visit and hope you have a great day!


  1. No, no, I can't believe it... how beautiful! :) I don't care even if you omitted the stamps and paper. This is wonderful just as it is, and you will have to make more pretty fabric things for us to see! Thank you for sharing! ;)

    (I love that it matches the blog!)

  2. Beautiful bag! Great job with this challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  3. Just darling and it would make a beautiful keepsake! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  4. Like it ... I LOVE it, Geri!! What a sweet little keepsake!! So happy that you shared this special treasure with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  5. This is the sweetest thing! I love the fabric and your pretty flowers are perfect embellishements for the little bag. :)

  6. Saying this is pretty just doesn't seem like enough Geri. It's beyond that and so delicate and sweet. No paper needed. :-) The flowers are out of this world! You're awesome girl!

  7. Sooo sweet and love your sweet blog! cherry

  8. Oh my goodness -- this project is SEW inspiring! I absolutely LOVE it! Totally creative, sweet and just plain adorable!!! Wonderful use of your winning ribbon and trim package! It blesses my heart!!!