Thursday, February 10

Gardening with Anthro

I surrendered to the design gods, well at least for this one time. On Anthropologie.com this handbag is called Garden Accoutrement. I call it pure yumminess. Unfortunately, the price tag is not all that attractive.

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I kept going back to check it out, having serious bag envies and then I decided I could make my own version. Not leather though, I'm not equipped for that, but with fabrics this was definitely up my alley.
So there is my version, made out of micros suede, satin and calico cottons. I picked this blue because I plan on using it for an upcoming May wedding. I made it a bit bigger so I would be able to put my DSLR in it without making it look weird and used a magnetic snap instead of a zipper for closure.








A knock off yes but oh so delicious.
I love this type of "gardening".





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Oh I almost forgot .. I still have bag envies
Check this beauty out !











PS : This is my first finish in weeks, thank you hanging out here and thank you for my bloggy guests Holly and Beverly. You are my heroes !




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50 comments:

  1. I bookmarked BOTH of those bags too just last week for inspiration! Yours is AWESOME!

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  2. You finished it!!! I LOVE it oh my gosh!! Yeah, can't wait to see this one in person.

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  3. Wow! This is beautiful!

    visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  4. What a fantastic knock off, you were really inspired!!!!!! I don't know how you do it, but you do and it is always amazing.

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  5. Now you have given me handbag envy!!! Fabulous! x

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  6. Oh my, that is fantastic. Did it take a lot of working out to get the gathered bit right?


    I'm glad that your FIL is home now, I wish him a speedy recovery.

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  7. Your bag is fabulous! I like it even better than the original!

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  8. This turned out beautifully! I love that Anthro bag too!

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  9. lovely! would love for you to link up at our crafty saturday party!

    http://tosewwithlove.blogspot.com/2011/02/crafty-saturday-link-up-party-no-7.html

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  10. What a fab knock off! It looks just like the real deal. Love the colors!

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!

    Hannah

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  11. Caroline, I am so impressed! I like your version even better--the blue is to die for.

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  12. the best knockoff I have ever seen.

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  13. This is so gorgeous! I've been eyeing that bag myself for a while. Any chance for a tutorial on this? :)

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  15. I'm your newest follower. I love this! WHen you get a chance come check out my blog!

    http://theloops13.blogspot.com

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  16. Just found your blog through SMW craft weekend and wanted to stop by and say "Hi" and how much I like your knock off bag. Love your choice of color too.

    Gail :)

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  17. SO LOVELY! I love the texture!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  18. Cute knockoff! I would never have thought to tackle something like that. Nice job!

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  19. Great knock off, looks amazing

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  20. Wow! That's gorgeous! I love the details and color.

    ShannonSews.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful !!! You did a fantastic job!!

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  22. found you on tcb. your bag is way cuter than the original. super fun.

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  23. Your bag turned out great!! I am a new follower of yours, I found you through Sugar Bee's blog party. I would love for you to follow my blog back.

    xoxo
    Kelli @ loveoursimplelife.blogspot.com

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  24. This is awesome! I love sewing purses. Yours are really awesome!

    Allie @ amijustmom.blogspot.com

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  25. Your bag really turned out amazing. I am hosting a party and the link opens up tonight at 8pmEST. I would love for you to stop by and join in the fun. www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Hope to see you there.

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  26. A great knock off! It's really beautiful, great job!

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  27. whoa! I like yours better than the oringinal! bookmarking this to add to my huge to make list! I would love for you to link it up this weekend @ my Sew Crafty Party!

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  28. What a great knock-off. Amazing. Thanks so much for linking up to the party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  29. You knocked-it-off better than they did!
    Please link up to my weekly sewing linky party!
    www.seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com
    Jenny

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  30. I'm drooling! I'm highlighting this at someedaycrafts.blogsopt.com. Grab my "featured' button.

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  31. this is gorgeous! I'll be featuring it on Friday.

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  32. I'm visiting from the CSI project... this is FABULOUS!!! I love how your's turned out! :]

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  33. I like yours better than the original!

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  34. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! Absolutely love it!

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  35. WOW! You did a fantastic job, I think your version is prettier than the original. Thanks so much for linking up to my Open House and if you didn't leave a comment, be sure to if you want to be eligible for the giveaway!

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  36. Wow great job! I featured this today at Me Making Do!

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  37. So cute, I need a new purse! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  38. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love it!

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  39. i love your purse! we will be featuring your purse today in our blog. hope you can drop by some time! thanks for linking up and being an inspiration to many!

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  40. it is great...

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  41. This is gorgeous! I've an eye on the bag at Anthro. You've inspired me to try making one!

    -caroline
    http://cwfrosting.blogspot.com/

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  42. I like it better than the original. So plush. Now I have bag envy!

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  43. That is beautiful. You have such a way with what you do! Gorgeous.

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