This blog is now exclusively devoted to crafting in general, and the shop in particular! Pretty much all of my personal content has been moved to a new blog, one that is intended primarily to help keep our family and friends in the loop. (If you are interested in following the new blog, you will find it here.) This blog will continue to feature shop news, new listings, sales, giveaways, and all of my share-worthy crafting exploits.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fantastic Friends, Fantastic Bags

This is the purse and wallet set I commissioned from Lizy and Katelyn, respectively.  I chose the fabric, and they did all the work.  Don't I have incredible friends??  Seriously, you guys are awesome.
  As a bonus, we got some awesome little charms in at the shop, and one of them just happened to match my new set perfectly.  So I brought one home and promptly made it into a zipper pull.

Perfect, right?  Man, I love it when that happens.  Double yay!!  More of the zipity-do-da-ness.

 This is the bag that I made yesterday.  The design was totally inspired by Lizy's cute little tote.  In fact, she gave me the measurements that she used when she made hers, but I tweaked it a bit to make it my own.  I'm really, really pleased with the way it turned out.  Between Lizy's tip on how to make the bag squared at the bottom, and Deanna's tip about using spray starch when ironing to help make my fabric behave, it went very smoothly and I got great results.  Now, what to do with it?  Keep it?  Or sell it?

inside pocket

I did another bag too, one like Lizy's pink and brown one.  It's similar to this green and brown one as well, but it'll be less tote-y and more purse-y.  This is what I got done on Monday:

And this is the finished product:

Inside pocket detail:

Strap detail:

As a side note, this is what happens when you forget to adjust the white balance setting on your camera:

And this is what happens when you correct it:


lizy said...

Wow, Adrienne, you did a fantastic job on the bags. way to go... Got to love that white balance setting. Corinnea explained it to me when I first got my camera and I love it :)

Jennifer said...

can Elora get any cuter? I can't stand it!
great job on the bags! You and lizy making up stuff... crazy!

you can really see how much elora and brandon look in the middle picture of them.

Jennifer said...

the cutness aplies to all photos of elora but what I said about brandon and her applies to the post before this one! oops:)

Mary H said...

Cute bags and pictures! I definitely need to stop by the shop again soon and see what's new. I think I'm having withdrawls after seeing some new stuff on ppl's posts!! :)

Momma said...

I am so glad the "craftyness" of Grandma is being kept alive in our family. The bags look great! Love you.

Rachel C Morgan said...

That zipper charm is soooo cute! I love it! Have you considered making reusable shopping bags to sell? I don't know if they'd be too pricey, but I saw some at a boutique and they were much cuter than regular ones from publix and target.

KD Designs said...

Cool stuff!

corinnea said...

Everything is beautifully done Adrienne! I'm impressed.