October 04, 2007

Actually Crafting

After spending a lot of time away from home the last month or so, it's nice to be back to work. I spent at least half the day in my sewing room yesterday. I got a custom order done for this bag using fabrics I had on hand. My original plans for these fabrics were to make something for myself, maybe a quilted backpack, but I haven't gotten to it. I suggested these prints to a repeat customer and she loved them. I hope she likes the bag when she gets it, I think it came out really nice. I enjoy making this style, but it is very time consuming. While I worked on this version, I made a second one for my farmer's market booth and shops. I also whipped up a matching zipper bag, but I sold it today before I even got to take a picture. No complaints here.
Actually, I had a great day at the market today. I sold a few of my more ancient items and some new ones too. I'll be back at the
sewing machine tomorrow, I've got several orders to fill. Just wanted to show off some of my new stuff. I've been working on a new monkey item as well. I was going to call them Monkey Keys, but they're not keys so, well, anyway. It's a mini Gadget Monkey Key Chain. I listed this one tonight, we'll see what happens.

I'll probably take my friend Jenn's advice and photograph them with something more gender neutral to show the size, maybe a key, I don't know. HeHe, excellent advice Jenn.

8 comments:

jessi said...

It is so good to busy! Congrats!

{Jenna Lou Loves You} said...

That bag looks very time consuming, but well worth it! It turned out fabulously.

Christina said...

That bag is so pretty. Love the fabrics.

African Kelli said...

What fun! I know how great it is to get back into the sewing groove. And good for you with the sewing orders. That monkey is just too, too cute!

Melissa said...

Oh, I love the bag. The fabrics look so nice together. It makes me want to give up working with wierd fabrics and do something pretty! :) This week I'm going to try making 2 at a time for the first time, so it's nice to hear it can be done. I've only made 5 bags in my life so I'm sure it just takes time. You're so inspiring,
~Melissa

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

So,So,So cute!!!! What an adorable baby too!

Lauren said...

LOVE the bag!! the monkey is super cute, too!

Nutsy Coco said...

I love the monkey key chains! And congrats on your successes at the farmer's market!