Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Messenger Bag

Finished up this little number yesterday.

The fabric has been embellished with fabric paints to highlight the print in various places (again, for some reason this just doesn't show up in the pictures!)

It is big enough to carry my laptop computer in, and has a nice sturdy strap that doesn't cut into your shoulder when you carry it.

Since a laptop will fit in it, I figured the inside needed to have some extra padding, so the lining is a quilted fabric that I created with some fabric, a remnant of a batting and a muslin back.

There was a little piece of the gusset left, so I turned it into a pocket inside the bag!

This item, along with a lot of the other bags I have recently finished, will be going out on Etsy shortly.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thinking Spring!

Finished this one up last night, and this mornings sojourn in the photo studio was not all that successful.

I promise to take better pictures of this one on Monday if I still have it after this weekend's show.

This is made out of a really spectacular upholstry fabric that I have done some embellishment beading on in the same colors as the fabric (which is why the pictures from this morning don't really show very well).

It is just one of those pieces that needs to be seen in person to be appreciated!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

can you hear me now?

Aren't these cute?

Nice little bags for your cell phone to keep it from getting scratched. For those of us that have really small phones, there's probably room in the bag for a couple of other things too!

All of them made from remnants, beads and chain left over from other

These will all be going to the Green Mountain High School Craft Fair this Saturday, so if you live in the Denver area, come on out to Lakewood and visit!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Dressy Fall Bag

After several weeks of working on this bag off and on, I finally finished it last night.

The bag measures 15 inches wide at the top and tapers to 9 inches wide at the bottom. It stands 8.5 inches tall and is 3 inches thick. The handles are long enough for the bag to be carried over your shoulder.

This bag is made of hand felted wool fabrics. The darker strips on the front were once part of a woven poncho, the rest of the fabric was once a winter coat.

The felt, braid and beads used for the embellishments were left over from other crafting projects.

The inside of the bag is a bright spring green fabric that was a remnant piece that has been in my "stash" for quite a while.

The bag has a magnetic closure, and sports my trademark "hand made" charm.

Like yesterday's leaf bag, the plan is for this bag to go to a show I'm doing next weekend -- unless of course someone lets me know before then that they want it!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Leaf Bag complete

Finished another tote bag yesterday!

This bag is made of a sturdy cotton fabric which I embellished with embroidery over selected portions of the print.

It is 16 inches tall, 10 inches wide and 6 inches thick.

It has a handy outside pocket.

The sturdy strapping is seamed into the bottom of the bag for secure lifting even with a heavy load inside.

The inside (and the inside of the front pocket) are lined with a lovely cotton fabric in a red/green/blue plaid.

This bag will be going to a show I'm doing next weekend. If it returns from there, I'll be listing it on my Etsy shop.