Sunday, July 15, 2012

I hate when that happens

So, has this ever happened to you?

I really take my time matching up fabrics, buttons, patterns.

But it just happened. I was really sure about this combination. I loved the fabric, I loved how when I cut it out that the pattern seemed to fit so well...I loved the button I chose. I started to sew.

And then...ewwwww! Was I blind? How could I have chosen that fabric to go with that? Hmmmm.

So, no, I do not get frustrated and throw the whole thing out. I don't ever do that. I wait. That's what I'm doing now. Maybe I'm waiting for my grandmother to come to me and tell me how to fix this.

And I have this feeling that she'd be very disapointed if I threw my hands up and threw it all away. After all, she was a depression era woman and didn't throw anything away! :)

I'll post what I finally come up with. I'm going to fix this somehow.

Aqua Paisleys - remind me of ocean waves!

I little bit ago I blogged about an aqua scarf that I fell in love with and said I'd make a bag.

Well here it is -- I think it's so elegant, but adorable!

I love using scarves that have borders -- this scarf had flowers and then large paisleys and I took advantage of each!

White Cloud with a Silver Lining

White Cloud with Silver Lining
I thought this was an appropriate name for this white fluffy bag with silver sequins. I know this sequin fabric has been around for some time, but I've just fallen in love with it.

And I love the pristine white against the animal print fabric.

I just uploaded this bag on Etsy.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Spiders: Yucky or Cool!

Spider bag!

BagSpider Bag

No, I'm not a spider fan, but I've made 4 bags so far featuring spiders (and a smattering of witches) and I have to tell you, those little creepy crawlies are growing on me...well, not literally. I sure like the ruby swarovsky crystals with the black spiders.

Here's some past items I'm made with spiders.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A New Scarf - A New Bag!

I just love these scarves--I have a new one that I've been mulling over--check out the pretty paisley border design, perfect for the flap, and then the side border, perfect for the strap. And that pretty fringe! Yes, I'm going to make a Princess Bag out of this scarf.

Can't wait to pick out the button!

This teal color will go so pretty with a white, or black or grey outfit. Perfect for the mother of the bride, too. I can't wait for this one to be done!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Most Beautiful Bag I've Ever Made....

Well, darn, by the time I'd finally gotten pictures of this bag, I made another bag, and now that's the most beautiful bag....

Oh, well.

What I like about this bag is the layering...I used two fabrics, the lacy silver black scarf fabric and the shiny silver black confetti dot fabric. I used some of the confetti dot for the "necklace" at the top of the bag, but then I also put it underneath the body of the purse, so the sparkles "peak" out of the scarf fabric. I really love the way it looks and sparkles.

I also was pretty thrilled with the button I chose. I have many, many buttons that I could have potentially used...a silver metal one with a floral pattern specifically, but I decided to use this one. To me, the button looks like it's made of bubbles, with a tiny crystal rhinestone in the center of it.

It might be an interesting blog to show a purse in the making and the way a button changes the look of a purse. That will be for next time.

I hope your forth is so much fun and safe!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

This is going to be the most beautiful purse I've ever made!

My husband (aka the shipping department) gave me a knowing look. "You say that about all the purses you make."

I gave him a snooty look. "Well, it will be the most beautiful purse. You'll see."

"Well I think the elephant purse was the most beautiful purse or the Royal Ohm purse, or the fruit purse--"

I was so mad I almost stomped my foot and he gave me a hug and chuckled. "Honey, if you make it I'm sure it will be."

Yes, he was patronizing me...but so what.

Here's a picture of another scarf I'm going to upcycle into the most beautiful purse I've ever made...stayed tuned and I'll show you what I come up with! Btw, I love my husband!