Thursday, May 12, 2011

More purses!

I've been having a blast making small purses for my Etsy shop! Have I mentioned how much I love fabric? But only in a "kind of addicted to buying matching Moda fabrics" way........ lol..... I'm not patient enough yet to tackle something as big as a quilt so I am focusing on small items like purses. I picked up a couple of new patterns while visiting my sister and made them up. I really like the way they came out. The first (Mini Tote Bag) is made from Moda fabric that we picked up really cheap at a yard sale last summer. It is totally quilted and it was fun to make:
I think I like this next pattern a lot and will be tackling a few more very shortly. I found this dragonfly line at AZ quilts in Peoria, AZ and it worked up nicely. I like the gathered part of the bag, I think it makes it look cozy (if that's possible in a bag?). I have been using magnetic snaps for closures, but went ahead with the zipper and I like it!
Here is another version of the Button Bag (see previous post). This time in black and white. I seem to have picked up accidentally (?!) a small bag of black and white scraps at Cazenovia Fabrics so snagged a half yard of black/white at Batiks, Etc. in Wytheville here in VA and made this little purse:

All three are for sale in my Etsy over here

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Etsy item

I got many compliments on my quilted bag while visiting Arizona the past couple of months so once I returned I decided to start making a few from my Moda fabric stash to sell on Etsy. I used the Giddy charm squares to make a journal, but had plenty left to create this Button Bag. It measures approximately 8" X 8" X 4" with a shoulder strap and magnetic clasp. I modified the pattern a touch:
Side view:
Close up of quilted square and button embellishment.

Check it out over there on the right in my Etsy shop