So, I think I’ve got the proportions right on the messenger:
Add the Mega Messenger:
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.
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
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
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
In order to make this process (hah!) faster, I’m gang sewing 8 totes all at once in my own personal sweatshop. I timed this process once and learned that it takes between 4 & 5 hours to complete a tote, when I’m doing several at once! But when the construction is being done in dribs… Continue Reading