Saturday, July 19, 2008

So how much does it hold?

I've had a few curious folks pondering what all will fit in the large bag...I have decided to illustrate by removing everything that is lurking in mine. (The Horror!)

Here we have my knitting bag (the great print is Michael Miller and is called "Knitmare on Elm Street"- I made two of these and the lovely Victoria owns the other) with a hat-in-progress peeking out:

and the contents (click for large, and possibly frighteningly detailed image):

There you have it...they hold a ton! :)


Just for fun-

While uploading the photo sets from the last item, I noticed Rhiannon (previously mentioned model, helper and lovely daughter) with quite a nefarious expression- I bet she's wishing I'd hurry it up and get a dress form already:

She's amazing.

Insert knitty pun here :)

This is a large bag perfect for a knitting stash.

The fabric is from the Michael Miller line, called "Knit Pirates". The pattern consists of a skull and crossbones motif made from balls of yarn and crossed needles. Very clever!

This is hard to come by, and is constantly selling out. (I love it personally and want lengths in all three color combinations- aqua, sage and pink.)

(Note: The faceless model you've seen throughout this blog is my daughter Rhiannon...she's wonderfully patient and such a help to me with this business of modeling bags/accessories. Thanks, kid! )

The reverse is a heavy, deep espresso cotton with a phenomenal texture,

...and the vintage button is nacre (the sheen is lovely with the aqua shade in the fabric).


Asian Tapestry

This is my personal fave...the pictures do not do this bag justice.

The fabrics are absolutely breathtaking and substantial- one side is a woven landscape tapestry, and the reverse is a sturdy cotton broadcloth.

The button is vintage- from the 1930's.

Due to fabrics, this bag is dry clean only.


Something a little different...

I wanted to try something a bit more structured...

This purse is made from a floral/fruit print woven brocade with leather accents and a leather carrying strap.

The poly lining is a pale silvery rose that matches exactly with the brocade. The bag shuts with a gold magnetic closure.

14.5" wide
9" deep
13" base
22" strap

Due to fabric and construction, this one of a kind item is dry clean only.


I love how Malia's bag turned out- so I set to work locating a cherry print for a large size bag.

The small leaves on the 100% cotton cherry print paired perfectly with a vintage leaf-green ribbed cotton blend.

The button is vintage acrylic.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Orange stripe/floral

This is a small bag and fully reversible.

The fabric was gifted to me by my mother, who understands my love of all things orange. It has various lengths of ribbon, trims and contrasting fabric strips, while the black cotton floral reverse is a JoAnn Fabrics exclusive. The mod-style button is acrylic and new.