Friday, 2 September 2011

Phindy's Place Challenge #71 - anything goes using a Phindy's Place image

And now for something completely different...  the first challenge of the month at Phindy's Place is always Anything Goes, so long as you use one of Phindy's images.  This means there is always time to plan ahead so I did something I've been thinking about for ages, which is to use a digi image to make something in fabric.  It needed to be digi not rubber so I could get the size I wanted and chose Summer Bare which is one of my favourites from the new releases. 

I printed it out and traced onto Bondaweb, simplifying some of the detail.  The bikini strings were too fine to add in so I hand stitched on some twine.  I bought a lovely bag pattern at Festival of Quilts from a lovely lady on the Monkey Buttons stand, it's called African Basket.  I strip pieced the background and yes, all the panels are different and the stripes were not meant to match up!  I put together my applique image on one of the panels and followed the pattern for the bag which was straightforward to make.  It's ages since I've sewn anything other than a card, what do you think of my Phindy bag?
I'm entering my bag for the following challenges:
Paper Pretties - anything but a card
Die Cut Dreams - make a gift box or bag
My Craft Spot - sewing somewhere on your project - yup!
Victorine Originals - summer
Just some lines - anything but a card
Secret Crafter - in the sea
Totally Papercrafts - not a card
Charisma Cards - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes hop


  1. Such a gorgeous bag, fantastic use of the image!!!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous Anne! I love the way the image has translated to the sewn project and the quilted bag is so tactile I just want to pick it up!

  3. Wow Anne, this is absolutely stunning. A wonderful piece of art. Hugs x

  4. Lovely bag very clever, thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan

  5. OMG - Anne - this is AMAZING. Just gorgeous!!!!! Thank you for joining our Anything But a Card challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

  6. OMG this is one very beautiful card, fabulous image and colour theme, its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 149 In The Sea
    I hope you join us again next week,

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.

  7. What a great project....too cute !
    Thanks for playing along with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  8. Lovely bag, great way to use the image, great idea. Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. Tracy x

  9. How cool Anne! This is such a lovely bag, wonderful idea you had, love it!

  10. Well, I think it's one of the cleverest uses of a Phindy image ever and absolutely LOVE IT! I also think you'll be getting lots of comments on it. I WANT IT!!! You didn't forget how to sew.

  11. Hi Anne,
    OMG WOW!! This looks awesome. What a clever & talented crafter you are! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  12. Wow!! This is so creative and amazing!! FAbulous job!

  13. Wow!! Anne this is gorgeous, you are so creative. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Charisma.
    xx Vee

  14. OMG!!!! This is totally AWESOME!!! Fantastic bag. Loooove it! You have done a marvellous job on this. Oh i`m totally in awe here, lol. Have a great weekend. Hugs...Mona

  15. Anne,
    Super awesome execution on this bag!
    Thanks for playing along with JSL's "anything but a card" challenge!

    Laura JSL DT

  16. Beautiful bag so creative, Thanks for joining us at DCD.
    Chris x

  17. Gosh Anne this is beautiful and so nice to see something a little different entered into the challenge... thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp-tember Hop and Challenge...

  18. so ingenious, what an awesome gift and such a great idea, gorgeous creation, thanks so much for joining our challenge at Die Cut Dreams

  19. Great creation - brilliant and suits the bag so well
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
    Sarah - Stressed stamper

  20. wow-this is just amazing and so clever, fab work.

  21. This is brilliant and I love how you have used fabric colours that remind us of the beach, water and sky. I can't imaging how much time this took but you should be super pleased with the end result.

  22. I love your bag, it looks amazing! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  23. Oh wow, this is just beautiful, I would be proud to hang this on my shoulder.

    Thank you for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp-tember Challenge and Hop !


    Jo x

  24. GIRRRRRLLLLLLL you could sell these bags!!! my order is ready (-:
    this is just amazing proud to have your own Phindy bag!!!
    this is really something!!!

  25. What a fabulous bag!! I love the fun colors and the adorable image. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

    Scrapping Mommy

  26. This bag is fabulous! You've done SUCH a wonderful job! I'm impressed!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  27. Anne, this is wonderful. I would be very happy to use this bag take to the beach.
    Loving being part of the team.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  28. Anne, this is just fabulous! the bag is spectacular and it is just such a great idea! I am so glad to be joining you on the Phindy's Place team!

  29. wow, this is amazing! :) Gorgeous work.

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  30. Anne, you've outdone yourself, lady! This is beyond fabulous! I love, love, LOVE it! If I spotted it in a shop, I'd buy it in a heartbeat-it's simply gorgeous!!!


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