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Thread: The flamingo tote for my sister...

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    The flamingo tote for my sister...

    I dearly love my big sister and I wanted to make her something to remind her of our long summer days in florida when we were just kids. This turned out to be a long two days work for me, but, I think I got it right. She loved it and that is what I was going for. LOL... I gave it to her today along with a beautiful moulded silver pen that has dogs all over it. (She loves animals, especially dogs and is an advocate.)

    Well, here it is I hope you like it too. I flipped the zipper to make it easier for her to open. She is a lefty and always complains that things are made for right-handers.
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    Beautiful flamingo fabric! so often the flamingo fabric is cartoony. This is a beautiful gift!

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    It's a beautiful bag and how sweet that you made the zipper for a "lefty"! My DH always complains about the same thing. Great job!
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    What a nice job you did! Glad she loved it!
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    she will love it....beautiful
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    When I saw "flamingo" I thought I'd be needing blinders and shades, but this is very tasteful and your sister will be proud to carry it. Very attractive!

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    very nicely done, and to make it so special for her being left handed, your a great Sister
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    She will love it

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    I agree the flamingo fabric is beautiful! Love the bag!
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    Neat bag!!! Great reminder of a fun summer trip. Very nice job!! Am sure she loves it too.
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    Pretty bag! You done good!
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    It is beautiful and I love the button too!!
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    What a beautiful bag. I love the fabric. You really did a nice job and so thoughtful of you to even think of switching the zipper. She will get lots of compliments when she carries your special bag!
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    Thank you all so much! I really believe she will use it. She has very expensive purses and it was hard to choose something for her. I used a see and sew pattern by butterick and I loved making it. Very easy directions.

    Many people have pm'd me about it so.....This fabric has made by Hancock fabrics on the selvage. It is a wonderful first quality fabric with a great hand. I purchased it from the fabric store by the same name here in the reno/sparks area. Personally I believe that they are a wonderful store with great values inside.

    I also love the ben franklin store fabrics, but they are close to the price of fabric in a quilt store.
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    Just wonderful. So much genuine thought and caring in it. Can't put a price on such a personal gift like this. Your sister should just love it and be very touched.

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    Really great bag, I love and I am sure she will to!!!!

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    Gee!! those look almost real, like theyr going to walk right onto the table. Nice fabric and job.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    That looks like my memories of old Florida ... you did a great job!

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    Very nice!

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    Thank you everyone! She does love it.
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    Beautiful bag and it is so nice to get something so special and functional too. Good job and thanks for sharing.

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    Very pretty. Love the fabric.
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    Thank you so much everyone!
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    I love your bag! Pink flamingo's are one of my favorites!

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    You can never go wrong with flamingos IMHO. She'll be sure to use this a lot. Really nice looking bag.
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