Frugal Birthday Bag

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Frugal Birthday Bag

Post: #221323 Keaniebean
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:05 pm

Some time ago I was given some lovely fabric from Susie. It had a really cool jungle print on it and I had put it away for 'something' which at the time I couldn't think of. it was the Wee Man's 4th birthday yesterday and I remembered the fabric and came up with this cute little bag for him. The strap was from an old school bag of my daughters and the yellow binding was left over from another project.

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This is the inside of the bag which I cut up an old sarong for, I can't see me wearing it again as it hasn't fitted me since 1996! :lol:

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A lady who reads my blog suggested I find some jungle themed bits to put in it for him, so I scoured the charity shops and came home with this bundle. All For just over £7.

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And one of the little man himself, :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #221324 Green Aura
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:21 pm

I love that bag, Sarah. Fabulous. your little man looks like he likes his present too! :cheers: (And happy birthday to him :hugish: )
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Post: #221326 Susie
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:23 pm

Isn't that fabulous! I can't think of a better use for that fabric, it's great how it's come out. And look at his expression, bless him :mrgreen: .

OT I used to love animal bars. I didn't know they still made them, I will keep a look out!
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Post: #221327 Keaniebean
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:24 pm

:lol: :lol: He loved his little pressie, but was most interested in the chocolate, typical :iconbiggrin:

Thanks Green Aura.
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Post: #221336 Milims
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:58 pm

Mrs Flibble better watch out - it seems she has competition! :wink: :iconbiggrin: Well done!
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Post: #221345 Millymollymandy
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:29 pm

Yes she'd better! That's really lovely and you are so clever! :thumbright: :salute: :salute:
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Post: #221407 bonniethomas06
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:57 am

Gorgeous, you ingenious thing you. I really think you need a website and online shop, or etsy shop. You would make a fortune!

P.s how did the starry quilt go down with your parents at xmas?
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Post: #221434 Jerseymum
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:32 pm

Fantastic!
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Post: #221467 snapdragon
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:09 pm

Super! :thumbright: what a lovely fabric too - I always found it difficult to find 'boy' fabrics and that one is great.
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Re: Frugal Birthday Bag

Post: #221518 Keaniebean
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:56 am

bonniethomas06 wrote:Gorgeous, you ingenious thing you. I really think you need a website and online shop, or etsy shop. You would make a fortune!

P.s how did the starry quilt go down with your parents at xmas?

:lol: :lol: They loved it allthough I was given a strange look. Then they handed me a box and in it was a lovely quilt my mum had made for me :lol: .

There is a picture of it on the other thread I think.

Thanks for all your kind comments, it is my intention to start up an Etsy shop by the end of this year :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Frugal Birthday Bag

Post: #221540 yvette
Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:21 pm

This is a great bag and a great idea. I am trying to think how I could adapt it for my OH, whose birthday is next week - I am knitting him a jumper, but would like something unexpected for him to open on the day - but of course don't have any money!


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