My friends all pretty much know that I make things and sell them, so I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when more than once a friend saw my new bag and said, “ooh! how much are you selling those for?” Well, I wasn’t… I was just making one for me.
I’m nothing if not easily suggestible, and since the general consensus among my Real Life ™ friends who saw the bag in person, and many of my blog friends who saw it in pictures was “you could totally sell those” I decided to cut up some fabric I already had and try to totally sell one or two or three.
Today I finished the first of those bags, and while it’s not without its flaws, the things I was feeling fussy about were either minor enough not to be of any real consequence, or were easily fixable after the fact.
This bag is unlike my first one in that it was designed to be a flat-bottom bag from the beginning, and I reinforced the bottom with some stiff cardboard so that it stays that way. I also added a small divided pocket, perfect for a lipstick on one side and a small cell phone on the other. Additionally the bag is wider by a few inches.
I used three patterns from Joel Dewberry’s Aviary collection, and one of my matching polymer clay buttons, which hides a snap closure.
I’ll be putting this bag on Etsy sometime in the next day or two (unless somebody emails me before then, desperate to take it off my hands for the introductory price of $32 plus shipping. Not that I’m hinting that you should. Nor am I pointing out the my contact email address is near the top of my sidebar. No, I would never be so transparent. Heh.) Nevermind… sold! 🙂
And now for the giveaway…
Remember this Chocolate Lollipop bag? Well, it’s becoming increasingly clear to me that I’m just not going to use it. It’s cute, but it’s not really in my color palette, and every time I have a choice, I grab the Bleeker Street bag instead. I don’t want it to go to waste, so I’d like one of you to have it. I’ll warn you, it’s not perfect, but for the most part the imperfections are cosmetic and only really noticeable when you’re posing the bag for a photograph. Nobody is likely to notice the patchwork lines are a bit askew while you’re carrying it around at the supermarket.
So, would any of you like my imperfect little bag?
All you have to do to qualify is post a comment on this post, and tell me a little bit about your latest creative project. You can link to your own blog post, some flickr photos, or just tell me a little bit about it in words. Your choice. You have until 4:00pm Eastern Time, tomorrow June 4th to post a comment, and then I will choose a random winner.