You like the photo of the car? Thought so. I took that. I actually turned it into a blog design, but I don’t know where it went. I guess it disappeared when Blogger went out of Beta. The photo is from the old car show we happened upon in Westport, WA last year on our vacation.
I’m way too excited! I finished my first Elle original handbag this afternoon. I’ve been making handbags for years, but I’ve always used someone else’s pattern. This one was a Martha Stewart Easter “Basket.” I took the design and modified it here and here.
I did do one original bag here, but it was ugly so it doesn’t count.
I have a love for kitchy handbags. These are a few of the bags I have, but didn’t make. I bought the “Take-out” bag at a store in Olympia called the Popinjay. The barrel one came from my SIL, Lee Lee, and the striped bag was one of my mother’s day gifts from the trusty husband and the boy. That is, of course, not the extent of my handbag collection. Just a few of the funky ones.
I have some Dick and Jane fabric that I’ve been dying to try on a design, but can’t come up with a good pattern yet. I only have 1/2 a yard of the outside and lining so I might have to make it a little clutch or something. I’ll have to give the Amy Butler patters a look-see.
Anyway… I have been drawing sketches of some bags that I would like to try. Yesterday I got around to giving one a shot. Rather than use up some of my more expensive fabrics that I’m hoarding for other things I pulled out this green stuff and gave it a shot. It is actually a stretch pant weight fabric, but I love the pattern.
Gotta say, this one was a bitch to sew. That bottom is a separate piece and it ended up being a bit smaller than originally intended. But, I’m happy with the way it turned out.