Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bridesmaid Jen bag #4

This is the 4th bag in the set of 5 I am making.  It has a very different color theme than the others, but I like it. I am always surprised at how much more I like it when it is all put together!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bridesmaid Jen bag #3

The third of 5 bridesmaid bags is done!  Hopefully, the last two will be done by the end of this weekend!  I really like this one.  The Alexander Henry fabric on the outside is great, the top is sort of shiny, and I love the button.  I think it ties it all together!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Andrea Bag

I designed this bag for my friend (and loyal blog commenter) Andrea.  It has been really difficult keeping it a secret until I could give it to her!  I am really pleased with it.  I showed it off at work this week and got some good ideas from others.  I am going to make a variation with one longer handle side to side and a little bigger body to be more of a messenger-style bag than a purse.  I already have the fabric and can't wait to try it out!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another Jen Bag

This is the second of the set of 5 I am working on for Bridesmaid gifts for a customer.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Handles has handles

I posted back in February about this wool I got at a local woolen mill and asked for ideas for handles.

Laura suggested wooden handles. Well, I finally bought some wooden handles and made it into a bag.

I really like the look of the wood and wool together.  Plus, the round handles and squareness of the bag seem to work well together.  I had a really hard time deciding how to attach the handles and tried a different method first.  I should have taken pictures of it that way - it looked horrible!  This second approach worked much better.  I didn't put in any pockets, though, and I wish I would have because stuff just gets lost inside of it!  I can't decide if I want to keep it for myself, put it up for sale in my Etsy shop, or just give it away.  I'll just have to think about it for a while, I guess.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tie Blanket

I was shopping at the fabric store this weekend and saw that fleece was 50% off.  I had been wanting to make a new tie blanket that matched the living room, since the Nebraska Husker tie blanket is now in our downstairs rec room, so I just couldn't resist!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Remember the Jen bag?

I previously posted about the Jen bag: 
Well, someone contacted me through Etsy and asked me to make 5 of them for her bridesmaid gifts.  I am really excited about it!  We have picked out the fabric for all of them, and here is the first one!

 I am a little bit in love with this one.  Now I want to make one for myself!  It has a zipper pocket and patch pocket inside and closes with a magnetic snap.

And, I now have logo tags:

I got these on Etsy from Priya Creations.  I feel so professional!