Monthly Archives: August 2008

Even More Prototypes

So, I think I’ve got the proportions right on the messenger:

Front - much nicer proprtion to the flap
front pockets - nice size
Back - Love the new way I'm attaching the flap, handle needs to be 1" shorter, but I love that it's there...so nice to grab it and place it on the car seat when I get in/out of the car!
Cell pocket - works with my phone as well as bigger iPhone types.

Add the Mega Messenger:

Look - Cell pocket on one end, water bottle pocket on the other end!
Back - Love the new way I'm attaching the flap, handle needs to be 2-3" shorter, but I love that it's there...so nice to grab it and place it on the car seat when I get in/out of the car!
Water bottle pocket - make it 1/2-1" bigger

I’ve gotta make them one more time before they’re perfect. I was going for a softer texture, so I used Stacy’s woven interfacing, rather than the stiffer craft fuse I usually use. I don’t like how the sides don’t have enough structure, so I’m going to try to use craft fuse for the box that is the base of the bag, and the woven interfacing for the pockets etc.

More prototypes

I’m hoping to have 4 new bag styles by my next show, which is in October. The Grab n’Go, and then 3 sizes of messengers: mini, regular & mega. It’s amazing how even when I think, worry & fuss over the proportions and construction of a bag, it ALWAYS goes through several iterations before I’m… Continue Reading

Scoutie Girl

A big thanks to Jan DiCintio, who made me today’s featured indie designer over on her blog Scoutie Girl! As designer Daisy Janie, she makes handmade handbags & totes as well as designs her own fabrics! Definately check her stuff out – I love her color sense! Continue Reading

Those darn pictures!

If you ask me, the worst part about sharing my art online is taking the pictures! I wanted to list some scarves in my shop, and I’ve spent the better part of a day processing pictures of just 14 of my scarves…I’ve got, oh many more…and I want to dye even more. WHy does this… Continue Reading