June 15, 2013

A Birthday and A Tammy Bag!

 Happy 34th birthday sweet child of mine!!!

I love these Tammy bags!  The hardest part of making them is deciding on what fabric I want to use.  I went to Raleigh with my mother in law one day and came home with the cutest of cute fabrics and was thrilled silly!  I hope you will agree that my Tammy Bag is certainly a conversation starter!


Don't you just love those bicycles!!!


And what about that lining!

There are a ton of uses that you could think of for this cute bag!  I know a lot of the bloggers will be using their's for sewing supplies so I wanted to be a little different. ... nothing too un-original.. I am a  traditional type gal with hardly any creativeness upstairs so this is what I came up with for my Tammy. 

 I have everything I need for my trip to the grocery store! My checkbook.. in it's made to match cover, a matching candy bag with peppermints in case I get to coughing, a made to match coin purse for all of my loose change, my cell phone, chap stick, Bayer aspirin and my keys. I think that just about does it.

 Your basic "take her to town" Tammy. :)


Peeking in at all of the loot...


The cell phone pocket...


 Perfect pocket for my keys, with a snap closure...


yummy candy spilling out...


Got any loose change??


Getting back to Audrey for a moment, I have to tell you that she was born during the gas shortage of 1979.  I was in the hospital for 7 days after she was born due to an infection.  I had her by C-section and contracted some type of bacteria and ran a fever for a few days.  I could not see my baby girl for the first 48 hours of her life.  When she was born there was so much mucus in her passage-way that she was handed off to a nurse pronto so I had no clue what she even looked like.  They would pull my curtain when they brought my room mates baby to her and I would sit there and cry. They finally were able to bring her to me though and WOW!! what a whopper she was!!  She weighed 9 pounds and 6 ounces at birth!! She was the talk of the hospital!

The nursery was full of babies... ALL boys.... except my little girl!.. and she was not so little compared to all of those scrawny little boys!  She was the biggest baby in the nursery by a long shot!  You could hear people talking about her in the halls.  Of course, I swelled up with pride!  That was my baby making hospital headlines. :)

Now, 34 years later, she has grown in to a beautiful, wonderful mother herself.  She has 2 beautiful daughters of her own, Allie and Emilee.  I am so very proud of the woman she has become.

138 comments:

jan said...

I love the bicycles!!!! And a complete set of matching items! You really did a great job! First I would put candy, then more candy , then more candy etc... well you get the picture. lol
Great job!

Denise said...

Your bags are adorable and I love the fabric! I would use them for my sewing, quilting and cross stitch and embroidery projects! Great job!

Sewgirl said...

Oh I do love that bicycle fabric! That is is just too cute. I know that I would use a Tammy bag for my hand work. It would be great to keep small projects that I could use to grab and go. And Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Sue said...

Wow, what a lovely set, good job! I would be thrilled if I won it! happy Blogging!

Sue said...

ooops missed the other bit out, I would use it for my sewing goodies and my latest project to take to work!

Sue said...

ooops missed the other bit out, I would use it for my sewing goodies and my latest project to take to work!

Martina said...

So lovely! The bikes are just so sweet and I adore your set! I would use it for a small book and a snack to take with me on my bike rides! Happy birthday to Audrey!

andri. said...

So cute! My friend loves riding on bikes, so I'd probably give them to her:) she'll be thrilled!

Fishkopp said...

What a wonderful fabric!
And happy birthday to your daughter!
lovely work!

andri. said...

and Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!:)

Judy B said...

Love how you did your Tammy bag and all the accessories! The bike fabric is sew cute. Differently use it for my hand sewing supplies. Thank you for sharing and the fantastic giveaway.

Pam said...

I love the bag and contents, it would fit perfectly in the basket on my bicycle with emergency candy, my house keys, cards and cash. With a bottle of water I would be ready for anything.

Patty C. said...

What a wonderful set - Great job :)

Theresa said...

Wonderful set! I'd put make-up in it.

Britt-Inger said...

Your set of purses are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop

Britt-Inger said...

I completely have forgotten to tell you what to put in the set if it was mine. I think I should use it for make up.
And hapyy birthday to your daughter.

InGa said...

I loved your different purses. Great idea!
Lovely fabric. Have a great birthday party!! :-)
regards

Sue said...

I absolutely love the fabric! Great purses you made and Happy Birthday to Audrey!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Happy birthday to Audrey.
Lovely bags.
Thanks for sharing.
Frederika

Debby said...

Thearica. While I think your bag is beautiful, I think your daughter Audrey and children are what steal the show. My oldest daughter is named Audrey and she was born in 1980! C-section delivery, 10 days in the hospital with complications, on and on. Of my 3 daughters, she is the one who likes to come over to sew from time to time, so that is special to me. Happy Birthday to your own precious Audrey!

Vickie said...

What a great gift for your beautiful daughter !

Frances said...

Beautiful bag. If I won it would travel with me to our family reunion holding the bits of stitchery I plan to work on that weekend. Great place to show it off.

Nana B said...

I have been looking for bicycle fabric! Will you please let me know the specifics on it so that I might try to order some? Thanks.

tich said...

I live on an island off Scotland, and to get to the nearest supermarket on another island, I have to take a ninety minute ferry to get there. I would therefore use my Tammy bag for the following -
Ipod - for when it gets stormy - I am not a good sailor, so music distracts me from the waves!
Peppermints - to calm my stomach (see above!)
Earphones - in the side pocket
Ferry Card - side pocket
Mini sewing kit - scissors, thread, wax, needles, pins, folding seam ripper - all in a mini tin
Poly bag with cut patchwork pieces, all ready to sew
Retractable pencil
Small notepad
Coin purse
Mobile phone

Fiesta said...

Theatrics, your bag is divine and I would so love to win. I would put a nice little project to work on during my planning time. Thanks for the chance.

Thearica said...

I got it at our local JoAnn's fabrics in Raleigh, NC. It is fabric made for JoAnn's.

tink's mom said...

First, happy birthday to your baby. Now, love, love, love your fabric choice, then I love your bag and your accessories. They are priceless. Great job all the way around.

Sharon said...

Thearica you did a wonderful job and I am in love with that fabric...just wonderful. I love that you made an ensemble with the same fabric. I am making one also but will need a second one with the added pieces because I am going to use another one for all my diabetes supplies and would love to win this one. I hope you have a great day and thanks for sharing the whole collection with us..

Jeanie said...

Just love your bag and all of the matching goodies! And such great fabric too! Happy Bday to Audrey and thanks for a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

featheredneststudio said...

What a lovely giveaway! You did a great job on your bags and happy birthday to your daughter! I would put my embroidery projects in the bag, if I won. featheredneststudio [at] gmail [dot] com

Madame Samm said...

holy moly....you wheeled in with a winner...and to think a giveaway of it all too...fabric, accessories..well everything is as beautiful as your family...x

Pauline said...

Congratulations to you, 34 years mothering this sweet lovely Audrey! I love your Tammy, the fabric, the ruffles, it's lovely! I would put my sewing thingies in it and show it off where ever I go, should I win it, telling everybody about the sweet lady who made it, who has always such great blogpost making me laugh, smile or touch my heart and tell about bloghopping with Mdm Samm and what a great way it is stepping out of your comfort zone and meeting great people online!(I already do that, I'm so thrilled about it!) Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Congratulations Thearica!! Beautiful family....I love your Tammy purse too; it would be wonderful for makeup....

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
I love your bag and all of the contents! I made a bag too, wish I would have thought about making all those neat things you made!
Thanks for the giveaway, take care, Leslie

Tammy said...

Congratualtions on your Daughters Birthday. We certainly get back what we invest in our children. You must be a fabulous Mother. My mother is proud of how all her children turned out and she is fast to sing our praises too. She was and still is one Awesome Mom... Love your Tammy Bag. Love the fabric. OMG...it is way too cute and whimsical. I'm with you I thank the Tammy bag makes a fabulous purse. I would use it as such. I would put my cell phone and keys in the pocket. Definitely have to take my checkbook and wallet too ..And I would have my bottle of excedrin headache in liew of the aspirin. I love the fact tha tthe bag is called the Tammy bag. That is my name and This Tammmy would love to be the proud owner of that "Tammy". I would take it with me to all my doctor appointments. I seem to hav e too many of them these days with the breast cancer I am dealing with. Now to go hop over and see all the other "Tammy's " out their in blogdom. Thank you for shareign your project and for the chance to enter your gorgeous .giveaway

Quiltsmiles said...

Tell Audrey Happy Birthday! Love your Tammy bag and especially with that bicycle fabric. ALl those accessories are Too kewl.

PS: Didn't know you were old enough to have a 34 year old! 9insert shocked face here) you must have started super young. {smiling and giggling}, no make that LOL! Jane

krislovesfabric said...

Love the way the bicycle fell on your bag, did you fussy cut or was is serendipity? I have embroidery supplies and hexies in mind for my bag :)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Congrats on most creative! Love the bicycle fabric!

Marilyn said...

Your bag and accessories are way too cute - gives me a reason to smile on this cold, rainy day. I love the bicycle fabric. Your daughter and grand babies are gorgeous too. I would put in my wallet, Swiss Army knife, kleenex package, cell phone, car keys and a pen.

Linda J said...

Happy birthday to Audrey and her proud mama.

Lovely bag, Thearica with some wonderful accessories to go with it. Should I be lucky enough to win the giveaway I would add my two wonder wallets ( one for my money and one for the grocery money), a pack of gum, cell phone and car keys. I thought this would have made a pretty purse way after the fact.

Like the closer on yours too. Is the coin purse Mdm Samm's pattern as well? I know that was a previous hop. I bought the pattern but have not done it yet.

krisgray said...

A-dorable!! This bag pattern is so cute and all the accessories are great idea. I generally carry a tote bag as I have a 6yr old in tow most days. So, I would probably use it the way you have devised (I have bags for my embroidery supplies). Then, if I needed to run into the post office or bank, I could just grab the Tammy and leave the big tote in the car. Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

Quilting Babcia said...

This would be so perfect for an upcoming wedding I'll be attending, to hold the bare necessities of the day: wallet, phone, camera, kleenex (of course!), and probably hubby's wallet if enough room left (he hates having a wallet in his pocket). What a sweet giveaway - thank you for the chance to win!

Katie M. said...

I like the idea that this bag is of a size to be truly useful in many ways, not just a 'change' purse. I'm thinking this might be a good pool side bag. Sun Screen, lip balm, hand sanitizer with room left for the car keys & phone...

Hilachas said...

Oh, what cute fabric you chose for the bag. I'd love to own it and fill it up with my portable sewing projects. Happy Birthday to your daughter and thanks for the opportunity to win the Tammy.

apple blossom said...

love the different size bags nice combination.

Kathy L said...

Birthday wishes for your daughter. Love your creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
WOW first off, your daughter is beautiful. She looks just like you. You must have given birth to her when you were 12 years old!? right?? No way you have a 34 year old daughter.
Your delivery story sounds like a super bummer. So sorry to hear that.
But then, I looked at your bag (s) and wowie just adorable and marvelous!The whole set!! It is like miniature luggage! I love the bicycles and the trim. this is my fav bag today! Well the whole set.
thanks for sharing dear Thearica!


***no way you have a 34 year old daughter.... I just can't process that right now...
and the blond hair. Good grief I better go now

Pierro said...

__oh and what would I put inside? chocolate, my sewing things, a small pad of paper, cute colored pens, my eye drops, my ibuprofen (lol) couple bags of Via coffee, sugar, etc
Everything for a trip!

Julie said...

Love! The bikes are so cute and I adore the matching set! I would probably use it to hold various hand sewing projects. I have a lot of tiny hands that get into things and this would be the perfect way to keep it together and out of sight.

Carrie P. said...

I love all your little bags. The bicycle fabric is so cute. Love reading about your daughter being born. Those little bags would be perfect for me because I do not carry a lot with me when I go out.
Yes, keys, cell phone ( it is a relic) cash of course, pen $ paper, a measuring tape, never know when you might need one and lip balm. In the little bag I would carry some little hand project.
thanks so much for a chance to win your giveaway.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!AUDREY!

Linda said...

You've made a beautiful bag to honor your beautiful daughter! Great job!

Thearica said...

Lots of blondies in my immediate family.. Me, both of my girls, my granddaughter Allie and my grandson Parker. :)

Pat said...

What a wonderful Tammy! I would put my hand sewing supplies in her!

Scrapatches said...

Sew sweet! Lovely choice of fabrics and I love all the perfect accessories ... :) Pat

Needled Mom said...

Your fabric is absolutely darling and you did a great job on the projects. It is such a nice size bag too. I can see myself using it for some sewing on the go items.

Happy birthday to your daughter. How dreadful that they had you two isolated from each other at birth and yet brought the other mom's baby out!! You should have been isolated in your own room. She was a full grown baby when she was born. I am sure that the newborn clothes didn't even fit her ;-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Thearica what a beautiful Tammy bag and I hate that I didn't think of all those accessories. :) The set is so special but not nearly as special as your daughter and her daughters....our children and grandchildren bring smiles to our faces and love to our hearts. blessings, marlene

Melinda said...

Love your version of the Tammy! And all the accessories are great. My daughter was only 7 pounds but my son was 9.6 so I understand having a big baby! Of course, he's on the small size now for his age which strikes me as funny knowing how he came into the world!!

CharlotteT said...

Thearica, Love that Tammy bag! If I had one I would be totally proud of it! I am afraid I could not make it and that is why I never join the purse hops.

Mara said...

Wonderful bag, love the bicycles and the birth story is wonderful, I feel your pain about not seeing your little baby, my son was taken to a hospital 3 hours from where we live after my emergency C-Section and they didn't let me out of the hospital to go visit him for the first 10 days, it was horrible, my husband kept driving back and forth between the 2 of us in the hospitals.

Carol said...

I think you have a lot of "creativeness upstairs" and this little bag set is proof of that...I love each piece! Happy Birthday to your daughter--thanks for sharing your sweet story. :O)

Nati said...

Love it, that fabric is just so cute and the way you put the set together! I would love to have it and I will definitely use it for my embroidery on the go!

barb said...

Wow! That bicycle fabric brought back loads of memories of my younger days. Happy birthday to your daughter and many many happy ones to come. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Mary said...

What a beautiful job on your bag, and a lovely story about your daughter. I have another hexie project I could put in your bag. You did such a lovely job.

suemac said...

I can't believe you are giving away such a cute bag and accessories. Love the "Ride" fabric.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Happy 34th Audrey! What a superb set you've made here Thearica (Madame had better watch out!)
I think I would use this set for $ (of course), candies (naturally) and all those things we Moms need for the bumps and bruises or kiddos accrue.
Thank you for the chance :)

tisme said...

I love that bicycle fabric! I would put almost the same things in mine that you have. Just add my ipod to the outside pocket and a few stitching items to it and off I would go. OH, and since I am TAMMY, I think you made it for me! lol

Linda said...

HI! SUCH A NEAT PROJECT! I THINK I'D USE IT FOR SEWING TOOLS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Kathy H said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. I think your bag is so cute and so are the accessories you added. I would use it as a grandma bag. As a new grandma, I have been thinking of what I need to carry when the grandbaby is around. It has been a few years since I had to carry so many extras.

patchouli moon studio said...

Thearica you bag(s) are beautiful! I love those bicycles too and the colors. Congrats too for being the most creative pick today too. Well what I put into that bag? Just about anything. I have one bag for sewing and one for knitting, so I would need one just for embroidery and that's what I would use that bag for my embroidery projects.
Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter too!

Patty said...
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Patty said...

What a great set you have made. I love it. Happy birthday to your girl. Mine was born the 13th in'79. She has given me an almost 12 year old(july 2nd) and I love them both. I would take My set to town, also. I can't believe you are giving your cute set away, but I would sure take it in a heart beat. (Yep, made too many typo's in my original comment.)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I love your bag or I should say bags! That is the cutest fabric ever. I think that would be the perfect bag to take on a plane. It would hold everything you could possibly need.
Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, loved your sweet story.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute bag! I think I would carry my embroidery in it. Thanks for the chance.

Linda Crosby said...

I just love your little bags and if I was to be so lucky to win them I would use it for my sewing items and I would be the talk of my little quilt guild. Thanks for the chance to win and by the way you have a beautiful family there also!!

Beverly Atkins said...

Your bag(S) are beautiful. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I'm assuming you're talking of Raleigh NC. I live in Clayton. It's so nice to see someone close on line. I love your blog. Thanks for a chance to win.

Abbigail said...

Happy birthday to Audrey! Oh what a horrible story for the birth of your little girl!
I love the fabrics you chose for the collection! I would use it for all my assorted goodies that always fall to the bottom of my purse. Bandaids, medicines in little pkgs, loose change small pkg. of kleenix, etc. What a beautiful way to organize them!
hulseybg at gmail dot come

Diana said...

What a beautiful set of bags. Love the bicycles, how so very cute! If I were to win, I would put all those loose things that are floating around in my purse, that when I need them - are never to be found! Thank you for sharing and for giving us a chance to win.



dkl44@hotmail.com

barbara woods said...

i would love to have it and would put all my 'stuff' in it. thanks

Loralynn said...

How charming! I love that you made all the little accessories to go with it! I think I would use it just as you are...a "going to the store with just what I need" bag!

Mary C said...

So cute; love the idea of the matching pieces. I think the only thing I would have to add is a pen and my glasses (I tend to carry them rather than wear them!). Thanks for sharing

NickiLee said...

Those are just tooooo dang cute! Love all of them - great job! Of course I will give you onc guess as to what I would use them for - my CQ supplies! Only 2 more days and you can show me how to make them! Happy Birthday to your daughter - she and her children are adorable!

Just Quilt It said...

What a cute, cute bag! I love the bicycle fabric and also the flower fabric inside. By the way, I love my coin purse so very much! If I would happen to win this bag, I would use it for hand sewing supplies. It would be great to have such a cute bag to take my supplies along with me. However, since I was a winner not too long ago, I wouldn't mind if you didn't give it to me if I won. Thanks for sharing!

cakegirl said...

love the bikes! Perfect for running around to the cleaner, grocery store, library and Starbucks! Just the right size for my wallet, sunglasses and keys. Thanks for one cute giveaway!

The Nikkels said...

Happy Birthday Audrey!! Love the cute bag.. and Im sure I'd stuff it full of everything but the kitchen sink.. OR I might just make it a knitting project bag :)

Heather Paulding said...

lipgloss...I have lots;-) Thank you so much! The bag is adorable!
hef117@gmail.com
http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com

xo,

Heather

Karen said...

Great job on the Tammy bag and on all the accoutrements! Impressive! As one who does all types of needlecraft, I would likely use my Tammy bag as a project bag. I love the idea of toting around hexies-in-work in it.
krseitz at earthlink dot net

Judy said...

I won't say a lot: just WONDERFUL. I love this bicycle fabric, used it in a tote bag and it worked out super. Very creative ideas, thanks!

Marjorie Nath said...

Fantastic purse. Since I have never been one to do or use the 'normal' this bicycle fabric is perfect for the bag. I would use it as my everyday bag because it looks like just the right size to hold the basics. Love the coin purse too!
thelady at hotmail.com

Gill said...

Great bag! I love the bicycle fabric!! This would be great for my hexies!
Happy birthday to Audrey - a wonderful picture of her with her beautiful girls!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I like your fabric on your bag, so pretty. I would use it for a catch-all so the little stuff wouldn't fall to the bottom of my purse. Thank you for sharing with us today.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wonderful ensemble! Love the bicycle fabric. It would be perfect when traveling, small sewing projects, mini first aid kit and candy for'energy. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win

madebymeinred said...

What a great combo. The fabric is neat too. Perfect job!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a cute set Q! I would put it to good use with my embroidery/applique things for taking MMSnowmen along to get the blocks done. LOL

pinsandneedles said...

That fabric is the cutest..ever! I would use the Tammy bag for my hand sewn projects. Thanks!

Liz - Moments said...

I Love the fabric !!!
Since I probably won't win the adorable set ( to many commenters ;-) ...can you tell me by whom is the bicycle fabric ??
Gotta get some :-)

Gretchen said...

This set is absolutely adorable!I would use the Tammy bag for sew-ins and car projects! (BTW, I too have a daughter who turns 34 this year. She wasn't that big though, so I avoided the C-section. Her sister came pretty close to being that big, though.)

Lisa said...

Love your set, it is so so pretty! I think I would put my makeup/lipstick in it and just more of my purse stuff.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Happy Birthday to Audrey and congratulations to you because you are blessed with such a wonderful family.
Your set of bags ist so beautiful, it is a great idea to use it for the most important thing you just have to take with you when you leave the house. Thank you very much for the chance to win, i'm wishing me luck *smile*
Liebe Grüsse
Bente

sandra said...

What cute fabric and that it can hold all the things is amazing. It must be bigger then it looks, and you did a wonderful job accessorizing it.Happy Birthday to your daughter isn't it wonderful to see them all grown up and having babies of their own.

Becki said...

What pretty fabric. I need a good make up bag, so that is what I would use the larger bag for. Thanks for sharing your daughter's birthday with us. She and her two girls are lovely. I know you enjoy them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

vicki said...

Love that fabric and those bags! Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter and her beautiful girls, love that picture! Let's see, what would I would put in the bags--sewing things, bilfold, cellphone. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Beautiful bag and all the wonderful accessories. Love your birth story. I had one of those crazy births also. I love what you have in the bag.

Grammasheri said...

What an awesome giveaway, Thearica! The set of bags is so beautiful! If I won, I would add a chain strap and carry it as my purse. It has everything one would need including places for a cell phone and sun glasses. And it is so pretty!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!! I love your Tammy bag!!! The fabric is very sweet too! I would use it for my quilting on the go supplies! Thanks for the chance!!

shawn said...

Hello, first off happy birthday to your daughter, you sound like a very proud mama. Second, I love your bags they are beautiful and I would probably use it as a go to town bag also. Thanks for a great giveaway you're very generous.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

maggie said...

Your daughter is just beautiful and the grandchildren are as well. You should be proud..
I love the purse and the bicycle fabric! So lovely. Thanks for sharing.
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

Lourdes said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! Even though she is now a mama herself she will always be your "little girl"!
I love the bicycle fabric you used!! Oh the things I could fill the bags with!!! I like the idea of the candy in there for starters.

Julia Plunkett said...

Congratulations on being the creative pick of the day! Your daughter is very lucky to have you as a mother. Your project is just beautiful!

Robin Sheaffer said...

You are too right about that fabric! It is perfect for this bag!!! I am so sad to have missed signing up for this hop. What a great bag this is. I think I would use that as a small purse in my work backpack.

Lisa said...

I love your combo! I would use it as a handbag it is so cute! Congratulation being the creative one! You deserve the honor, just love those bikes! Fingers crossed!

CeLynn said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely insight into your life. Those bicycles are too stinkin cute! What line is that? If I won,it would sit on my sewing table and hold all the sewing gadgets I use everyday :)

Rhonda D. said...

Your bags are just the cutest!! Wonderful fabric choice! I would use them to take some of my "take along" projects with me~~ YoYo's or Hexies. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

rainjerette said...

So very cute! Thank you for sharing with us, and Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!

MoeWest said...

Your bag with accessories is so pretty in those fabrics! I thought you were going to say that it was a present for Audrey but instead it is a wonderful giveaway! Happy Birthday to Audrey!

Jan Baker said...

Your fabric choice makes this bag just perfect. I would have a notebook in it with my lists. I am so forgetful that I keep a list of where I am going, what I am doing even what I want to accomplish during the day.

Mystica said...

My keys and my notebook. Thanks for sharing. This is very pretty.

lefuntz said...

Beautiful. I love the frame on your Tammy. And a lovely useful trio too. Perfect for taking my iPod, earbuds, phone, ID and sunglasses on our vacation this summer. And change for goodies while traveling too!

Beth said...

Oh, goodness. I'd tuck in my "granny glasses" because I can't read anything without them, and my cell phone, and little index cards--which I use for taking all kinds of notes and making lists--along with a pen. My "essentials" list is always long. :)

Gina S. said...

I think it would be perfect for putting in cell phone, credit card, keys, and cash, just before i head into fabric store!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Beautiful... You will be the belle of the ball with all your matching accessories too!

Penny from S.C. said...

Perfect for a quick trip to the store or to put my hexies in! Either way would be a great way to show off your beautiful work! Thanks

Kim said...

Love the bicycle fabric. The set is so pretty. The bag is so pretty I might have to let it sit and admire it so it doesn't get ruined ;-D

Cathy said...

I love how your bag turned out! Sew darned cute! I just purchased this pattern and plan to make one for me and one each for my 3 daughters. May I ask where you found your purse frame? I just love the big ball knobs! Easier to open and adds such a whimsical touch. I've searched and can't seem to find them. Thank you!

Cathy ♥

robin said...

These would be great for taking sewing supplies on trips - like hexies, etc!

hueisei said...

Congrats on a lovely finish.I love the fabrics you are using. I think I will put the crochet stuffs if I am the lucky one.

Janarama said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Audrey! Your bag and accessories are beautiful! Great choice of fabrics. I would use it for any take along projects I have to work on ... crochet, sewing, or quilting.

Emily C said...

Aww, so cute. Love the little bicycles. I will go un-original and use it for sewing. I carry my sewing supplies around with me all the time.

The Slow Quilter said...

Ah some bag you have made, love the bicycles.

OhioLori said...

Loooove the Bags set!!! Happy Birthday to your Daughter too!!!! :)

I will use the Set for sewing & crocheting (dependin' on project at time)items needed....and definitely..the candy bag will be used for needed munchie's!!! Thanks!!! :)

Sharon Dawn said...

That is fabulous fabric!! Perfect for this time of year! I would put all of my needed "trip" supplies-- so I could shop, and still have something to work on if I had to wait in lines! It must have been awful to go that long without seeing your new baby! Glad it all turned out so well!

LJ said...

Oh, I love the bicycle fabric. Riding bicycles is one of my favorite things to do. I love the ruffle, too. A Tammy bag would be great for lots of things but I'd probably use it for hand work.

Cathy said...

Your Tammy Bag is adorable and your presentation is perfect. I would use the Tammy Bag for grocery shopping too. I would not have thought of that except for your great idea. I am never organized on shopping day! Happy Birthday to your daughter. My son was born in 1978, a Cesarean as well and he was a hair over nine pounds. The nurses called him the teenager,lol.

grandmarockton said...

LOVE the fabric ,must try to find as would be perfect for Century Bike ride. WOW!

carla said...

Hi!!!! Hope you all had a fun celebration!!! Funny how we can remember the days are babies were born...just like yesterday!!!! Have a great get away!!!!

Christine M said...

Happy birthday to Audrey! I love the fabric you have used. If I was lucky enough to win I would use Tammy for little sewing projects. I would use the coin purse as my secret sewing money that I try to stash away!

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely print! :) If I won I would put breath mints in there, fresh breath is always a good thing!

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Julie Feldhaus said...

Wow I love that bag!!! i would put money in it to buy more fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win. Julie

Linda said...

The bag is so cute. I would use it to carry my hexies with me everywhere this summer. Happy Birthday to your daughter!