Wednesday, April 30, 2008

That's A Relief!

I've had a handbag design floating around my brain for months. I think the original sketch is on the back of one of the kidling's art projects. I made a prototype a month or two ago and was so discouraged I gave up.

Then my friend, Alizah, invited me to sell some bags at her jewelry show. I dusted off my miscellaneous scribbles and finally pushed the design out of my head and through the sewing machine so I could have some new bags to sell at her show. Chris likens this to when we throw one of our extremely rare dinner parties and I decide to make something I've never made before that usually involves a technique I've never tried or perhaps lighting something on fire (Hey Mom, remember that time I singed off part of my eyebrows making Steak Hong Kong?).

Anyways, here's my latest Shoulder Bag Design:


I'm pleased with how they turned out, although I might tweak the closure system for the next iterations. I'm so relieved to have the design out of my head. Sometimes the knocking got a little deafening. Several of these bags will be in my Etsy shop eventually, once I've taken pictures and come up with a better name than "Shoulder Bag." Any suggestions?

10 comments:

missficklemedia.com said...

Oh my Lord! They are beautiful!

Yazmin said...

This new style is fantastic Maia. :)

annette said...

These are fabulous and I LOVE the closure. Ahhh a dinner party - always the best excuse to try something new!!

maia (glassbeach) said...

Thank you so much for the compliments, everyone!

missficklemedia.com said...

They are like Summer Affairs, bright, bold and beautiful, made for a whirl wind summer fling, but the kind you sneak out a few times for the fall and winter.

Jenn Maruska said...

Gorgeous fabrics - you really have a great eye!

And I just loved your comment about the "knocking becoming deafening" - you are a great sew-er and writer! : )

Jennifer said...

Super Cute!!!!

I AM said...

These are really nice, they look like they'd be good commuter bags. Perfect for my morning commute on the Metro, just big enough to hold a book or magazine along with my other pursely necessities!

Stories of a Phoenix said...

Wow! Would you be willing to give us instructions on how you made these, like you did with the passport wallets!!!?

Stories of a Phoenix said...

Wow! Would you be willing to give us instructions on how you made these, like you did with the passport wallets!!!?