Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bambi Looking Bag & Asking Where to Get Great Fake Fur

I went to Florida and all I got was this fake fur!  I think this hobo style is the perfect bag for this type of fur.

Well, that's not entirely accurate...I also bought earings and incense and a pair of sandals...

We traveled to the Tampa Bay area in February to scope out areas for a business, but we also looked at fabric and bead stores, which is where I bought this great fur!

I still have sticker shock, though. I can't believe how expensive fake fur is compared to a couple of years ago. And there's not as much variety either.

Anyone have suggestions about where to buy cool, unusual fake fur?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Can You See the Faces In This Bag?

This is so cool, can you see the faces in this bag?  Do you see the man's and woman's face in the orange part of this bag?  He has a beard and appears to be wearing some type of hat, he looks like a famous painter to me.  She is in the upper right hand part of the bag--and she seems to be wear a long gown and has a crown on her head. 

Or am I plum crazy?!

 Orange Crush or Hidden Faces Bag, neon, orange, tangerine, gold, black, leather, sparkles, silver, glitter, sun, button, Carol Joy Fashions

Monday, March 14, 2011

What's Black & white & read all over?

This bag!

This retro themed romantic cartoon fabric is so cool...I've made two bags with it so far. For some reason, I can show a woman a really dressy bag and one with this fabric, and this one wins hands down.

Check it out if you have time:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Doing What You Love

I just read a great article on Etsy written by a woman who makes pottery. She was torn--in order to make great sales, she needed to make what was popular, and she did not feel fulfilled making those types of items.

The article talked about artists needing to make a living v wanting to make what was in their heart.

I think we can all understand this dilemma.

They had great suggestions though. They talked about making sure you had a real creative outlet, like joining artists groups or if you're able to, making what is in your heart, it doesn't matter if it sells.

It was a nice article.