by pennifold ( edited 01 May 2020 ) 05 Apr 2020

Hi Cuties,


This is the third I've made so far, but I haven't posted the second one yet as I'm finishing it today. This one is for Aqualina and she is a lover, like me, of Purple and I've added the Aqua as her name is Aqualina. So much time is involved in these! Thankfully being self isolated I can do them. The design is from our Australian company called Sweetpea and is the free-form Backpack. 5 to go! These are all for the grandchildren for Christmas, except Dana said that not to make one for Ryke and when she saw it, she said she'd love it! So the blue one will be for her. Love Chris

1. Front view with tassels and beads on ties.
2. Flap up so you can see the lining with zippered pocket.
3. Back view, as you can see I don't have sliders to finish it off. Will try and get some soon.
4. View inside the backpack.

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by cfidl 08 Apr 2020

Fabulous bags! I love the colors in this one.

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Apr 2020

Thanks Chris, me too. Love Chris

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by airyfairy 08 Apr 2020

Brilliant work Chris

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Apr 2020

Thanks so much Sarah, love Chris

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by lhart 08 Apr 2020

I love the colours! Great Job, your grandchildren are very lucky.

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pennifold by pennifold 10 Apr 2020

Thanks so much for your comment. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 07 Apr 2020

Stunning!!!!Beautiful fabric and work done!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks so much Sonja. Love Chris

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by sewpam 07 Apr 2020

That is a great backpack!! The colors are beautiful!! The choice of fabric is perfect!!

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks so much Pam, yes, the colours go well together. Unfortunately the Aqua fabric is much brighter than the picture here is showing. I used the Aqua because of our grand-daughter's name. Love Chris

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by cindylynn 07 Apr 2020

Beautiful. I love the colors. You did a great job. Aqualina is so lucky to have a beautiful backpack.

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thank you so much and if I haven't welcomed you here Cindy, welcome to this great community. Where are you from ?
Love Chris, Newcastle, Australia.

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by dragonflyer 06 Apr 2020

Gorgeous, Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks so much Kim, high praise coming from you. Love Chris

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by justsew 06 Apr 2020

That is soooooooooooo beautiful. love everything about it, well done.

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks so much Pm. I do too! Love Chris

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by toogie edited 06 Apr 2020

So pretty Chris! I like all the pockets and I counted at least 4 zips! I know she will love it! I love the feather stitching, wish I could do half that well free hand quilting. Colors are gorgeous,too.

ps. don't forget to water the flowers Cuties!

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks Toogie, there are 5 zips in these backpacks. There's one on the inside lining! They take ages to do, as there's always something I've missed. I've been sewing for donkey's years, but when there are 2 machines going, one sometimes misses a step!!!!!!!!!!! So then - unpick!!! Love Chris

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by blueeyedblonde 06 Apr 2020

Gorgeous backpack!

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks so much Linda, love Chris

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by bevnorris edited 06 Apr 2020

Stunning!! An excellent job!!! So much detail...they are so very well executed. Congratulations!

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks so much Bev, you are right, do much detail. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 05 Apr 2020

Awesome job. So many different wonderful features. I love purple also, Aqualina will love love love it

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks Angie, Dana said Aqualina will be thrilled with it. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 05 Apr 2020

Your grandchildren are going to be delighted with these stunning backpacks

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks so much Caroline, I do hope so. Love Chris

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by robertahilde 05 Apr 2020

Top job Chris. Love your backpacks, most of all the refinishing on the zippers, the beads, the straps and the purple of course!
Hugs - Roberta

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks Roberta, it's all the little touches that make them so special. Love Chris

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by sewdoctor 05 Apr 2020

Beautiful!!!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Thanks do much, love Chris

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by dailylaundry 05 Apr 2020

Wow, double wow!! I loved the first one you did - but, I think I like this one ever more!! One can see just how much time was put into this project!! Aqualina will love it!! Hugs to you!! Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Apr 2020

Hi Laura, sorry I haven't answered as I was making the blue one yesterday. Thanks for your comments. Love Chris

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