by pennifold ( edited 17 May 2020 ) 17 May 2020

Hi Cuties, I’ve finally made one of the backpacks for moi!

Of course in black, white and grey with a twist! I’m an absolute Frangipani nut and so added them to the backpack. I have stickers on my car and I pick real ones from neighbours trees. They have just about finished. I’ve got 2 small trees down in the back garden but they won’t flower for a while. I can’t wait for the flowers to appear.
This is a Sweetpea design incorporating 3 of their designs. The Freeform backpack, the Freeform table runner and the Frangipani flower. L
I have entered this one into their Project of the Week competition.
Now I’m about to sew a Rainbow leotard for number 1daughter.
It’s a glorious Autumnal day about 20C. We’ve had Ben and his 3 boys here for lunch till 2.00. Now peace reigns once again!! They are very noisy! Love Chris <
1. Front
2. Back
3. Side view
4. Inside backpack
5. Close up of front panel

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by lidiad 19 May 2020

Wow, that's impressive, Chris!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 20 May 2020

Thanks Lidia, love Chris

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by toogie 19 May 2020

Another gorgeous finish! Somehow knew yours would have black/white😉 but the addition of the🌺 🌸 have really uped the look!

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pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2020

Thanks Toogie, I thought so too. It's very eye catching. Love Chris

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by queenofhearts 18 May 2020

This is lovely. You are sure to get many compliments on it and inquiries as to where you bought it.

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pennifold by pennifold 19 May 2020

Thanks so much. They are very addictive, so I’m sure to make a few more! I took it down to Meg’s today and she was blown away by it. Love Chris

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by bevnorris 18 May 2020

Stunning, Chris, stunning!! Very cleverly designed. Congratulations!
Now where are you off to with that ;-)...?

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks so much Bev, it took a bit of 'tweaking', but I'm thrilled with the finish. I'll take it out shopping and I'm off to Meg's tomorrow, so I'll take it down with me. Love Chris

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by shirley124 17 May 2020

Wow! Chris this is so beautiful. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks so much Shirley, love Chris

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by dailylaundry 17 May 2020

Oh!!!!!! Now this is just super lovely!! So happy you made one for yourself!!! Great color and fabric choices! People will stop you and ask where you bought it!!! Love - love the flowers!! Hugs, and stay safe! Laura

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks so much Laura, that's exactly what Aqualina said when she saw hers. She told me all her friends will be amazed at her backpack. I ended up giving them to all the grandkids, although I wasn't going to. Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 17 May 2020

I'm glad you made one for yourself! The frangipani flower, which is one of my favorites too, is a fabulous as the bag's crowning glory! Sometimes I think we forget about ourselves when doing so much for others. We all need to take time to create for ourselves as well. Wherever you take this, people will be staring at you!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks so much Penny, everyone loves my black and white bag from Sweetpea too! Love Chris

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by basketkase 17 May 2020

This is stunning, Chris!!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks so much Vicki, love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 17 May 2020

Each completed back pack looks more beautiful than the last and I love your colour scheme on this. The flowers really add something extra to your work. Please when are you going to take commissions?

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by sebsews 17 May 2020

Once again, a beautiful backback! Glad you have on now too1

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks so much, me too! Love Chris

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by lilylady 17 May 2020

It is beyond beautiful.

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thank you so much, love Chris

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by dragonflyer 17 May 2020

Beautiful job, Chris... Stunning

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks so much Kim, love Chris

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by marianb 17 May 2020

Brilliant work Chris, love the Frangipani touch.

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks Marian, love Chris

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by ethan 17 May 2020

Beautiful, I love the black and white. Are these flowers not called Plumeria nowadays. perhaps i have the wrong flowers.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 17 May 2020

They are the same. Plumeria is the scientific name.

pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

I still call them Frangipani's, but penny is correct Plumeria is the correct Botannical name. Love Chris

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by blueeyedblonde 17 May 2020

Gorgeous!

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pennifold by pennifold 18 May 2020

Thanks so much Linda, love Chris

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