Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fabric Closet

I have been cleaning out my fabric closet...I have tons of fabric! Fabric for bags, fabric left over from home decor projects, leftover from costumes, fabric remnants I just could live without, fabric from projects I haven't gotten to yet...
Inspired to create something from a few very small pieces of fabric...here is what I came up with!


These bags above have a beautiful blue quilted silk shantung. I loved this fabric when I bought it for the color and the quilting was done in squares...I love squares! I paired it with a brown and cream print. So far they have been a hit with the focus group, aka, my "go to" girls! Oh, and I have the quilted silk in pink, too!


And these, well, I am sure you recognize this plaid! I really like the how these turned out with just a hint of the plaid. Classic shape, classic fabrics...can't go wrong!

Most of my bag business is custom, so these were really fun for me to just sit and create, using forgotten fabric in a fresh way! I have some more in the works, too!

I am taking my show on the road, so to speak, this fall. Along with the custom handbags parties I will be doing a handful of trunk shows at Art Festivals, Holiday Shoppes, etc...

We will see how they work out...I have been having a lot of fun preparing. My next task is to create my space/booth/tent!!! I will be recruiting the "focus group" for help!

In other news...

...I had Caroline and Emma at the eye doctor today! Both need glasses...of course! They chose the cutest glasses...I'll be sure to post a picture when their glasses are in!

...Lulu has a fever!

...my whole body aches from my session with the personal trainer yesterday.

...I volunteered, again! I don't know what is wrong with me, I just can't help myself!

9 comments:

Roxanna said...

I love the blue bags with the brown and white. Do you sell your bags?

suburban prep said...

The bags are so great!

Southern Cupcake said...

Beautiful!

The 5 Bickies said...

The bags are amazing! I also love the arrangement behind them with twigs in candy corn. So cute! Don't your kids eat the candy corn?

tulipmom said...

You are so talented!

I was wondering the same thing about the candy corn.

Saisquoi said...

The blue silk bags are DIVINE. I <3 them.

Elizabeth H. said...

Your girls will be adorable with glasses!

Kimba Rimba said...

HELLO candy corn!!!!

The bags are to die for! Can't wait to see the gals in their glasses. As a glass wearing gal myself I got glasses at 10 and thought I was the coolest kid in town with them! (Little did I know at 25 what a pain in the buns it was!)

I am thinking a show in Boston...Libby and I will host you!!!!

Jill said...

Those bags are gorgeous. How do you do it?? Do you sew everything yourself? What a talent!