Wednesday, April 6, 2011


...that is best.
Get your kicks on Route Sixty-six!
That's how we motor, out here in the west.  A special request from a dear friend, led to a "kicky" (kicky, not kinky) new summer bag this week - Jackie and I went fabric shopping last weekend, and that led to this...a fun and flirty summer purse for a busy, travelling gal!
Large, vintage celluloid button from my "stash", for the front closure.
"It winds from Chicago to LA, more than two thousand miles all the way.  Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
Now you go through Saint Looey; Joplin, Missouri, and Oklahoma City is mighty pretty.
You see Amarillo; Gallup, New Mexico; Flagstaff, Arizona.  Don't forget Winona.
Kingman; Barstow; San Bernardino...."

They got 'em ALL on the one fabric, amazingly, though you can't tell from the ruffles - a great retro print, reminiscent of the paper place mats in the restaurants we stopped at on family trips.  The blue fabric is also Route 66, from a different manufacturer.
Bag bottom - I hate white bags only because of the dirt factor, but she made the call, and the end result is way too fun, I must admit!  And, it can always be washed.
Strap detail.

Hopefully this will see her through many travels with Charlie this summer.  I have three more special order purses in the works next, and three Swarovski crystal heart necklace orders that I am working on now; one down, two to go.  A copper bracelet class tomorrow, with The Boss and friends; Empty Bowls on Saturday morning; and a concert to go to Saturday night; with sewing peppered into my weekend travel plans, of which I have absolutely none!

Wherever your travels may take you the rest of the week and into the weekend, here's hoping the kicks are plentiful...and safety first!  Watch out for the other guy...


Jackie said...

Oh My Lordy!! That bag is fabulous!!! I am so glad I jumped in when you said you were going to start taking orders!! I am headed to san diego, las vegas, las vegas, texas, ontario all in the next 7 months!! This bag will see me through! I just love it!! Thank you Tanya it is perfect for my travels!!

Jillayne said...

This is adorable - I love it! Fun and flirty and I love the theme - that is such a great song. You are a good friend indeed and lucky Jackie!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a darling purse! Love it!!!! The fabric is so fun and definitely has that vintage look.

oldgreymare said...

You are the bag bomb girl!

very kicky :D

hope to see you at the bowl..

The Primitive Bucket said...

WOW!! Great as usual and now thanks to you.... I'll have that song in my head ALL DAY!!! :O)
Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!
Love you girl... keep stitching and beading!!!


By the Bluegrass said...

Oooh, man oh man! Or should I say 'girl oh girl'....I love this. It's so fun and flirty.