Friday, November 30, 2012

Leather and Lace bag

I have enjoyed making this bag so much!
I love the soft feel of the leather, and combined with the lace and crochet, well, I just had to indulge.

This bag can be found on my Etsy site.

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DashAbout Upholstery fabric Bag

Here is another of my folded bags.....I used upholstery material for this one, and a long zipper (one that I knew I would never use in a garment!) for the bag strap. I like to wear this bag messenger style - no falling off the shoulders.
I fold these bags to result in two compartments, with an additional pocket on the side to access without opening the purse (I put my notebook and pen in there).
The organza trim is a neat 2-inch piece with metals, sequins, and beads.
I made the shabby flower with cotton, and pleated the same fabric for the frill under the lace trim.
These are quick enough to make just when I get tired of the previous bag!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

5 Handmade sketch art journals

It is ages since I posted, but I have been busy making art of one kind or another.
I have made some leather purses, and also some sketch journals.
Here is a sampling of the journals:


These covers were made with heavy book board, with page variety.

I have detailed descriptions on my Etsy...these were a pleasure to put together!
I will post a couple of my purses very soon.

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