Friday, February 29, 2008

Orange Plaid

I love the color orange- so it was a bittersweet experience parting with these fabrics, pardon the pun.

The is a large bag- the plaid is a poly blend with a metallic thread throughout, and the reverse is a rust-colored sturdy woven blend.

Vintage button, dry-cleaning strongly recommended.
$51.50 plus shipping


I am very fond of Alexander Henry fabrics....this one is called "Pavo", and I paired it with a pale pink lightweight denim and a vintage wooden button.


Black and white

This is a large bag. The black and white retro rose print I found at JoAnn's....the reverse is a plain black cotton.

I broke trend and used a new La Mode etched button- it went so well with the fabric.


OMG Shoes

This is a small bag made with the Alexander Henry "High Heels" print on black. This fabric is from the 2003 line, and is nearly impossible to locate- and usually only on white.

The reverse is a cotton-blend black corduroy. The button is vintage and acrylic.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Polka your eyes out

I got this double sided upholstery fabric as an primary reason: it is a most exquisite shade of deep, dark blue- looking almost blue black. The fabric has a slight sheen. It's even more gorgeous in person.

It is a small bag, with a vintage button. I recommend dry-cleaning due to the type of fabric.

$37.00 plus shipping.


This one sold before I could post it...I have never dealt with a more popular fabric. I wish I had bought more, but you know how hindsight is.

Cotton patchwork, 100% cotton reverse in espresso. Amber acrylic and brass antique button.


Monday, February 25, 2008

New style in grey

This is one of the small bags. I shortened the handle considerably- from thirty-two to fifteen inches.- allowing it to be carried in the hand as well as on the shoulder.

The plaid is a cotton blend, and the brushed grey is a cotton/poly blend. I also incorporated two pockets into the front of the grey side of the bag, as well as a small hidden cellphone pocket into the handle on the plaid side.

The button is new and hand painted.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Custom Knitting bag

This is my personal fave- Steph sent me this excellent Michael Miller fabric, it's called "Knitmare on Elm Street":

and I paired it with a gorgeous chartreuse and espresso upholstery fabric that I picked up at Fabric Depot. Vintage button, dry clean only.

I made one for myself as well, it's perfect for the 4 or 5 current knitting projects I have going on.

$60.00 plus shipping
(sale pending)


I had a lot of fun with this one...

My friend Michele sent me the Robert Kaufman floral (Mod Blossoms, from the Melrose collection), and it happened to work really well with the spring green poly. I added a stripe of the floral (it's even lovelier in person, and I wanted to use a bit more) on the reverse, as it perked up the green substantially. The pea-green button is vintage.


Sole- African Lilies

This bag was made with some fabric that my friend Steph sent me- It's from the Sole Collection by Valori Wells, called African Lilies.

The reverse is an awesome, eye-popping pink cotton usual, the button is antique (and I was shocked as it matched the cinnamon-brown of the fabric *perfectly*) and acrylic. Lucky find, that.