Thursday, June 01, 2006

Hobo Bag

This is like what I'm currently carrying right now. Mine is shades of orange and yellow tie dye fabric, I'll have to photograph it soon to post here.

The overall shape of this bag is a half circle. It has a large interior pocket and a zipper top. The handles are made of roping and are inserted through large silver eyelets. It's lined with a pretty blue print. There's also a matching checkbook cover.

Only 2 More to go - Bracelet Purse

This bag is a bit smaller than I personally like to carry but it was just so fun I had to make one. It will hold the essentials. The handles are coordinating bracelets that I bought at WM. There's a pocket on the inside as well as the outside. That's a matching checkbook cover tucked into the outside pocket.

Flower Power Handbag

This bag was made from the leftover fabric from making Hannah a sundress. The bag was a much more successful project. It has wooden handles. Coordinating ribbon scraps are tied below to make it even more fun. There's a small pocket on the inside.

My Elvis Bag

I made a bag just like this one for my friend Peggy at school. She's a fellow teacher and she's in love with the King. When I ran across this fabric she was who I thought about first so I just had to make something out of it for her.

This bag is a great tote to carry to school or to go to a crop. It's big enough for a couple of textbooks and a grade book or 12 x 12 scrapbook supplies. There's even a cool little pocket inside with separate areas for a couple of pens. The material is 100% cotton. The bag's handle is accented with a cool twill that's embellished so that it looks like a zipper.

My Seersucker Purse

This post is all about the purses I've been making lately. I love making them! Most are quick projects so I get almost instant gratification. Now that school is out for the summer, I've given thought to trying to sell them on ebay or etsy. Or course if anyone sees them here and wants to purchase something similar I'd be glad to work something out.

This first bag is made from 2 different seersucker prints. These are combined with a lavendar gingham check binding and strap. It's a really fun bag and I got lots of compliments on it.

2Peas Wednesday Blogger (a day late)

My Summer Plans

School got out on Tuesday and I'm so glad. I needed a break so bad. I've been trying to decide on a summer project but I can't seem to limit myself to just one or two so here's my list of things I'd like to do:

*Whittle down my fabric collection by making purses, maybe even to sell if
anyone is interested.
*Scrap and/or alter a bit each day
*Do a better job keeping up with this blog by sharing all I make, not just my
scrap stuff.
*Make a new quilt for my bed. The one I have on there now I made 4 or 5 years
ago and I'm tired of looking at it.
*Be more active on sb message boards that I like because there's tons of
inspiration there.