In getting ready for my give away and reveal for my new blog look, I decided to share one more post with you before showing you my new look. This post is actually one I did on some of my handbags and purses and thought it would be great to re-post being that I wrote it at the beginnning of my blog. I am so very excited about some of the new things to come! I think you all will love the new "Whimsy" Birdie bag that will be up for the giveaway! I am even thinking that I need to have a second prize just to be generous in my first giveaway! What do you all think? 1st prize the new "Whimsy" bag and 2nd a very cute "cupcake" pin cushion?! Make sure to be following...you don't want to miss out on this post next week! My new blog button will be up for grabs as well! Thank you all for your great comments and support! I feel so blessed to have you all as my friends!
One of the main reasons I started this blog is to share and journal my designs for my new bags, purses and other fun stuff I create and sew for my "coming soon" Etsy Boutique and Virtual Interior Design. I know I would not have thought a year ago, that I would be starting an on line business, much less designing handbags and purses. Don't get me wrong, I am loving this new adventure...I just thought I would be mainly focused on interior decorating. The interesting thing about all of this, is that it has me thinking and reaching outside my comfort zone in so many ways. All of my designs are original from me, I use no patterns other than the templates I make. I am amazed on completion of every design that I envisioned can come to reality by my hands. A very satisfying feeling! I am a self taught seamstress as I have said in my about me. In Design there is a lot of problem solving that has to be done. You have to think about how things will work together, patterns complimenting one another and how colors can create a feeling or mood. I think this is a big reason I enjoy design as well. I like the challenge and having the satisfaction that I figured it out.
In creating some of my bags and purses, I thought, what better way than to design from inspiration of my closest friends and create something that represents their personalitys. I now have my first collection called the "Friendship Collection". Every style is different and I only buy very little of each fabric, so that keep's each bag and purse unique and not over replicated. I can customize to each buyers wants and needs. I think customizing is important. I want each and every person who buys from me to be a 100% happy and satisfied. If you see something you like or have something in mind you want me to design, please feel free to comment or e-mail me. I love hearing input so please feel free to leave a comment! A great way to keep updated on posts and any changes I might make to this blog,you can become a follower. You also can click on my flikr badges to see more photos of my desings in bags,aprons,crayons-2-go and "cupcake" pincushions.
I am excited to open my Etsy and show many new design's and creations with you all! So, enough talking about the bags and purses, let me show you some of the bags I have been creating. Enjoy!
Victoria Signature bag...
A sophisticated medium bag gathered at the sides with eyelets and gross grain ribbon and tied at the end with a bead to coordinate. It's all in the details!
The fabric is a white/blk floral. the lining is a white background with blk. polka dots. Magnetic closure. Dimensions are 6 1/2 ' Hx 11 1/2' Wx 3 1/2' D.
The Erin Bag....
A chic bag that is a must have for every woman!
Done in a chocolate brwn background with a turquoise blue paisley. Plastic canvas insert on the bottom for extra support. Doubled interfacing for durability. Magnetic closure. Dimensions 11 1/2' Hx14' Wx 4' D. Fabric flower is detachable and can be worn as a broach to coordinate with bag.
The Julie Purse...
This fun purse has a flirty ruffle and 3 different coordinating fabrics. Different buttons add whimsy. Can be made to wear on one arm or the strap can be made long to wear over the body to the side. The dimmensions are 10 1/2' Hx 10' W. The height was measured at the highest part on the sides under the ruffle. The strap is 35' long and is a little over an inch wide.
The Mary Bag...
A stylish, little handbag. A beautiful vibrant floral on a blk background cotton fabric. Lined with a sage green and cream honeycomb pattern. Comes with a coordinating fabric flower broach. Magnetic closure and canvas bottom for extra support. Customized pockets.
Dimensions 5'H x 9 1/2" x 3 1/2 handles are 14" L x 1 1/2' W. There is no more of this fabric.
Victoria Bag again...
Done in a cotton fabric with Swirled creams, varying browns and blk. Gathered at the sides with eyelets and gross grain ribbon and tied at the end with a bead to coordinate. Magnetic closure. Dimensions are 6 1/2 ' Hx 11 1/2' Wx 3 1/2' D.
Here are a few more from my "Whimsy" collection.
The Reversible Purse...
Great for everyday, carry all. Give's you two options for your mood or outfit. Can have added zipper pockets for a little more. Pick 2 coordinating fabrics. Price depending upon fabrics picked. Dimensions are 10" H x 14" W The strap is 21" L x 1 1/2 W.
The Trendy Bag...
Just as the name says, this bag is a trendy and cute bag, that is hard to resist.
A bold, modern floral fabric. Chocolate brwn background with varying blues, skyblue to turquoise and a little cream. Lined with a smaller diamond patterned flowers in the same colors.
The Trendy Bag in a different fabric...
Happy, whimsy cream flowers on a sage green background fabric. Lined with multi color polka dots in light blue, navy, brick red, tan, light brown and sage green on a cream background.
Still lot's more to come!