Friday, April 8

Layla of the summer

I'm still recovering from surgery so I have limited energy for the bare essentials to keep up with the house, let alone crafting but I did sneak in the studio for one hour here and there to put the finishing touches on my new handbag.

Why do I need another Layla handbag? Well the original one is going on an "adventure" next week and I may not see it again for several months. 


I'll tell you more on my first Layla's big adventure soon.  

I decided to go all out colors for this second edition. I had a lot of fund digging through my stash to find the best color to marry with this Moda print I love so much. This was the original combination I found but when I was packing for my weekend of sewing in Delaware I found that piece of really fun batik that was just puuuurfect. The rest came from my stash of Kona cotton solids.


I love that the 2 sides look different just because of the way the fabric repeat panned out


  

This time I decided to add a second pocket inside as well as a loop 
I also added a quilting detail with the fusible fleece I added for more body

So what do you think?




52 comments:

  1. LOve, love, love the bright colors. Yeah spring (go away winter!)

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  2. Adore the colors - so cheerful and bright yet soothing.

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  3. I agree! Great color choices! Visiting from TT&J

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  4. The colors on this bag caught my eye. Great job!

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  5. Wow! Great colour choices! Thanks for sharing ~ come by and say hi sometime!

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  6. oooh this is cute! love it.

    kathryn
    thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this ruffled purse! Love the bright colors.

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  8. Looks wonderful, the colours are so cheerful!

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  9. Love this. The colors so speak of sandy beaches and summer to me. Gorgeous. I want one!

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  10. What a cute purse! We must think alike I just posted about my vintage barkcoth and crochet trim purse!

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  11. I love the colors! I want to make one now!! LOL!
    ~Terry
    www.mossandclover.blogspot.com

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  12. This is adorable! I like the ruffles, and how feminine and happy it looks - not to mention the amazing workmanship on the inside. Nice work!

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  13. love it! new follower pls return the love! http://emeraldsboutiqueco.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love ruffles! on everything! this is so cute!

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  15. I've been wanting a ruffly bag for a while. You've inspired me!

    notverydomestic.blogspot.com

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  16. I made a rag bag like this at Mel's Cabin blog for my granddaughter...check out mine too.
    Mel
    Your's is very nice!

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  17. Wow, this is sweet! I am not a ruffle person, but I love this bag! Great job, too, beautifully done.

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  18. Love it!! The colors and ruffles caught my eye. :)

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  19. Love the ruffles and colors you choose!

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  20. I love, love, love this!!! I'm going to try to make one this week!

    I'm following you from the Creative Itch bloghop.
    please follow me at:
    www.daughterbydesign.blogspot.com

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  21. Your ruffled purse is beautiful!

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  22. I can't stop looking at this bag. It is GORGEOUS. The colors make me happy, and the ruffles are so my style. Are you selling these? I need to know. lol

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  23. Just saw your link on the Tuesday Time Out Party...I love these bags! I bought this pattern when she first put it out but haven't attempted it yet - I must get on it b/c these are so super cute!!

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  24. These colors are so fun!! I'd love for you to link up to Wow Me Wednesday!

    http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/04/wow-me-wednesday-5.html

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  25. I love it, it's a really wonderful bag and a great design! Cute fabrics!

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  26. Those colors are perfect for spring and the ruffles are juts too cute. This makes me want to make something with ruffles. Thanks for the great inspiration :> OH and hope you are feeling better:>

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  27. This purse CERTAINLY puts me in the mood for Spring!

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  28. Love the colors! Very nice! I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at http://www.suzyssitcom.com and link this project!

    suzy

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  29. I love bright colors and ruffles so this is perfect!

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  30. When I first saw your ruffly apron, I fell in love. I saw so many ruffly things around the web recently too and got inspired to make a sling bag for my daughter! and now, this lovely bag! Oh my! I might just have to make one for myself! will be featuring this tomorrow! Hurray for all that's frilly and ruffly! Yay!

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  31. Oooh so beautiful! I'm completely in love with the colours!

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  32. Oh my gosh, just love the colors on this purse! I found you link from a blog and I'm so glad.
    I just bought a ruffled purse pattern and I can't wait to make it!

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  33. Wow! I am crazy about anything with ruffles and those fabrics you used are just gorgeous for summer! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

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  34. SO adorable! I seriously need to make one of these for myself! Thanks for linking to fabric Tuesday :)

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  35. I'm featuring this tomorrow at womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

    :) Jill

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  36. Loving your mix of colors in that bag - SO fun! Thanks for sharing the inspiration. Perfect for summer.

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  37. You have been featured at my Hookin Up with HoH #45 party!

    Grab a button and tell the world!

    Would you mind helping to spread the word about my blog to your friends and followers? I would really appreciate the support!

    Thanks so much!!

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  38. I love your purse, those ruffles are irresistable! They all look great!

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  39. Hi, Caroline! Your project is one of the nominated projects for TSWL's Finest of April 2011. Voting will start on the first week of May. I will give you your vote for me badge days before that so you can display it on your blog!

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  40. found you through lambarounds link party. i love this purse! do you have an etsy shop where you sell them by chance??? **fingers crossed** andie @ http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

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