Let your art guide you ........this is my 3rd week in the challenge.
It's Thursday again! That was fast!! I was just saying last night: the weeks seem to go by in what feels like 2 days.
This week I did get a few things done~still not the Matryoshka pouch-
I've been focusing on totes:
This one was is made with Grand Revival fabric. It's about the size of a magazine~sorry, I don't have it with me now (I've been up and down the studio stairs one time too many today, lol) or I'd measure it...it's just big enough to bring the essentials while scouring a flea market or antiques shop ; )
In fact that was what I had in mind when I made these....
The rosy one is also my first attempt at making an adjustable strap and it was much easier than anticipated. Unfortunately the hardware came from a shop in California that has since closed, and these things are not easy to find- I searched everywhere locally and online and managed to order some. I really like this feature. The bag's strap can go from shoulder bag length to across the body.
Since this was my first attempt~ I didn't think things through and stitched the little squares to the strap. It is still functional and I'd leave them if I were keeping the bag for myself but...I plan on adding them to the shop soon and think it'll be easier to adjust the strap without the little squares.
This next one is the first bag I made and it's slightly bigger.
The fabric is Japanese, and one I've been hoarding for awhile. I love how it feels. The lining and tab are chartreuse. Some of the buttons here are vintage as well as those on the Rosy one.
This strap is not adjustable, but it has the little stitched squares. They all have a divided inside pocket.
Last, but won't be the least, since they're are so fun to whip up....
The French Brocante Bag:
It's about the same size and has some trim, a vintage button and vintage lace across the top.
This adjustable strap I made from wrenching the little metal middle part off of a vintage buckle and using it as a slide(!) I might do this to some of the future bags with the buckles I got on this trip.
The fabric is Fig Tree Quilts. I just love the butterscotch shades.
I'll post more photos on flickr because I think this post is getting a little photo heavy.
Have a Happy Crafty Day : )
P.S~if you still need a project for Easter check out the prior post, or click on the link on the right hand side for a tutorial!