First, I want to say thanks to everyone who supported me last week with the “sale”. It was nice to get a couple of totes sold and feel like I have some momentum pushing me forward into the upcoming season. I wanted to share some of my newest “makes”. The first is a tote bag for my Aunt. She is a cowgirl down to her toes and wanted me to make her a bag that reflected that. Well, home dec fabric doesn’t usually come in “horse” (at least not on the bolt at Joann’s) so I had to look at the cotton. I actually found this fabric and thought it just screamed my aunt’s name. I was worried about the cotton not having enough body for a tote bag, so I used black canvas and just inserted the cotton on a panel inside two strips of plain canvas. I really like how it turned out. It opens up a whole new set of possibilities for designs on tote bags and it’s something I have wanted to try for a while so I’m glad I had a reason to finally sit down and do it.
The next project I completed was a new set of cards. I have had these snaps sitting around for about six months and had thought I would use them as sprinkles on a cupcake. It only took months of thinking and not actually doing for me to get around to it. I actually love them and think they go perfectly with the background paper as well. But I’m all about options so I left words on some and not on all. What do you think- good call or should I put words on all of them?
Anyway, it feels good to be making things and keeping the creative juices flowing. If you are interested in anything on my blog, feel free to leave a comment and I would be happy to get you pricing.