Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Bag Mandy made me...

I mention it occasionally, so you might already know that my most very favourite fabric of all time is Jennifer Paganelli's Nuala in red/aqua. I love the electric colours and the timeless pattern. Seeing it just makes me happy! I only ever got my hands on half a yard of it but every little piece of it has been put to good use. In fact I love this fabric so much that Gbf has nicknamed me the Nuala Koala.


I mentioned my love of it to Mandy of Mand-a-lin blog, a fellow Sis Boom fabric lover, and the next time I saw her she'd whipped up this gorgeous bag for me!!

OOOhhhh!!!! SooOOOOOOoo Beautifulll!!!
She put the fabric's name from the selvedge, that's Mandy for you, so clever and thoughtful.

So I know I mentioned that I loved Nuala, but what I hadn't told Mandy was how much I love red/white polka dots. It's not something I tell many people. I'm a bit obsessed with them and I wouldn't want anyone to think I'm a bit dotty. Hee hee :-) I've got a whole shelf dedicated to them. So to have a bag with red and white polka dots, even in the lining is sooo me!
Here's just a few of my dotty spotty collection. I've got a quilt planned for them, with pillows to match, maybe a skirt or 2...
Thank you Mandy, You made me the world's coolest bag!!!
Super exciting news , My wish that Nuala would be reprinted has almost been granted. I found a sneak peek of Jennifer's new designs on her website in the side bar on her blog. West Indies is another one of her beautiful ranges of glorious rich colours and beautiful patterns. I'm excited that it includes a fabric called Matilda that is reminiscent of Nuala! I'm not sure when it's being released, but I know I'll be stocking up this time.
You can't have too much of a good thing!

Cheerio


18 comments:

Mary said...

What a cute bag! And what a great friend! I too love red and white polka dots...well I love almost any polka dot! You have a tempting collection there :)

Shay said...

Well..how delightful! You deserve a gorgeous surprise and it sounds like Mandy nailed it. Enjoy your fantastic gift!It's beautiful.

circle retreat quilter said...

What a great bag and the colours are magic, I bet everyone who sees you tomorrow going to work will be very jealous of that lady and her great bag.

melissa said...

Gorgeous bag and gorgeous fabric too! i love anything with Jennifer Paganellis' name on it!

Riel Nason said...

Super gorgeous bag. You know I love JP too and I agree this particular fabric is so awesome. I have it in pink and brown, but the red and aqua is FAB!!

Suzee said...

Hello Dotty,,hmm I mean Rachael!! lol don't worry I LOVE dots and stripes!!! That bag is so adorable! It looks like it will hold alot!!! I really love the color mix! = )

Lindi said...

I bought a bag on etsy made from Nuala. Love it! Have been on the hunt for some fabric ever since, but never knew the name. Thanks!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It's adorable and the polka dots are perfect with it. I also have a stack of dots they are timeless!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Cute! that is one of my favorite prints of her's of all time too. it also was great in yellow with red. I savor the bits i have left of it... yum!

Melissa P said...

What a wonderful gift! Just perfect for the Nuala Koala. (I think all Sis Boom fans eventually learn that lesson--grab what you love because it will be gone before you know it. And once learned, it is never forgotten.)

Marg said...

It's a gorgeous bag Rachael. I have a bit of a thing for red and white spots too, although my collection is waaay smaller than yours.

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Beautiful bag! I was reading through your post thinking, "She needs to see the West Indies on Jennifer's Website!" You did! Yay! West Indies is gonna be so beautiful!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh Rachael, that bag is SO beautiful! You also know how much i loved that fabric- I only ever owned a fat eighth which I dealt out ever so sparingly! I think some new "West Indies" will be on my shopping list! When I get back into earning money that is!

Leuchtzeichen said...

Hi Rachael,
great to read from you again and your new bag is beautiful with lovely coulors :-)

Have a nice day,
Heike

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Wow that is just the most perfect bag! How lovely that it was made specially for you and your love of that fabric and the polka dots. I can see why you love that fabric, its gorgeous!

Terry said...

I'm not sure whic I'm more in "fabric lust " with the oh so chic bag or the spotty dots.
BOTH.
Enjoy the weekend. If this rain continues you might get some stitching done while sitting under the cycle quilt.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael I love that bag...and a girl can never have enough bags, right ha ha!!! The selvedge tag is cool...and I can see lots of skirts in that fabric...Have a fun weekend...Dzintra

Karen said...

Lucky you! Its a gorgeous bag. Yes that fabric is super gorgeous. I used mine up in a red/aqua quilt.

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