Recognize that little bicycle pin in the lower right. That is the one I just recently purchased at the auction.
I love this image. I have had it for so long I don't remember where it came from. I had printed it onto fabric a few years ago but didn't know what I wanted to do with it. Then along came the BOHO bag craze.
I embellished a few areas on the image and added lace everywhere on the flap along with some buttons, beads and the bicycle pin.
The little cherub shown here with the buttons appears to be looking up at the ladies wondering when they are going to get over this gossiping. That little charm is from a cherub bracelet I picked up at a shop a few months ago. The color was right and I loved the little bit of subtle humor.
The reason this bag is not yet completed is because (1) I can't seem to settle on a strap and I don't have enough of the fabric to make one, and (2) when I pick up the bag the flap weighs it down and none of the bag shows and it just doesn't hang right. I'm thinking I may need to add a stiff interfacing to the bag section so it will hold its shape better and I'm also considering about a 2" to 3" band in a coordinating fabric around the top edge of the bag to lengthen it.
I would love to hear any suggestions you have. Many of you are seasoned sewers and master bag makers and can maybe tell me what I've done wrong...maybe a type of interfacing that is good for a project like this? Really, any and all ideas!