Saturday, October 31, 2009
I've been busy making things all (for) week(s) and some things have not turned out as planned. Mostly because I make things up as I go -especially when I get a new idea, and just go for it without thinking the construction through....I'm also pretty critical of my own work.
I made a bag like this for myself for the Country Living Fair-you may remember...
I received a few compliments so I decided to make more. I haven't made totes in awhile.
One I botched-using my last bit if fabric ! I had to dig online for a day or 2 to find someone who carried any-it wasn't that easy but I did finally find some.
This one I think turned out nice, but I'm not sure how sturdy it is.
I wouldn't put ten books in it but -the things I carry around daily in my purse would be fine. Or a knitting project or 2?
So, I'm contemplating taking some photos and putting it in the shop. What do you think?
I also made a 'Scrappy' Pouch with the same bird fabric. This one I did list in the shop.
I love making the collage part itself more than the putting the pouch together part... I could choose prints, bits of trim and buttons all day.
Here's the back view. I decided to put the zipper on the back -it's a little easier and doesn't show on the collage side that way. I top stitched the zipper with some random scallop stitch. Everything is meant to look scrappy and frayed.
It's Hallowe'en and I should work a little more, and get ready for trick or treating-
Have a Happy safe one :)