Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My Sidewalk Satchel

I finished my very own sidewalk satchel and have been enjoying it ever since! I get comments on it every time I go out with it! It is just the right size and I added some extra pockets and I couldn't ask for a more perfect bag for me! I just made a listing so you can have your own sidewalk satchel over in my etsy store which you can visit here.

You can pick out your own fabrics and decide how you want the pockets and also if you want the flower and leaf on the tab or not. I had decided that with this fabric a big flower rosette just didn't fit.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sidewalk Satchel and More

I recently went shopping and found lots of new fabric. Now I have a to-do list a mile long and am trying to move on top of it. Please be patient as my shop will be getting new things very Ssssllloooowwwllyyy
I did just manage to finish my first Sidewalk Satchel. This is an Anna Maria Horner pattern and I love the finished product. It is a definate must have for my bag collection :) This one is for a local fabric shop that carries the pattern. I am going to make mine out of Amy Butler's Morning Glory in Linen and the Wallflower in Cherry. It is some of my favorite and I think it will look spectacular done in this bag. I haven't done a listing in my shop for this bag yet, but if you are interested then send me a convo through etsy here.

I am not going to lie, that fabric flower was NOT fun to make! But it is worth the look. I have my fingers crossed that this bag will be easier the second time around.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Saturday Market Bag

Introducing the Saturday Market Bag! The pattern is from Heather Bailey and I have fallen in love!I made the one above as a sample for a local fabric shop. It was the first one that I made and I knew that I would love it right away. This bag opens up nice and huge and is just the right size. The one below is the one that I made for myself. I altered the pockets (like always) so that I would have a place for everything. This bag holds everything just right and has a nice feel to it. It is completely interfaces with canvas so it has a tote feel to it. The only thing that I want to change next is the material for the lining. I like it to be neutral so that I can find things easier and then do the pockets in the same material as what is outside to make them really pop. Next time I guess. I have a listing in my store to custom design your own so if you are interested head on over.
Ahh, fabric I love you. your uniqueness, your colorfulness, you playfulness, your versatility. Lately I have been having quite the love affair with these little beauties. I had a customer want some for a bag that I had already made and sent to her. So I made up a whole bunch so that she would have some choices and what she didn't pick I put in my shop. She told me that they would sell like hotcakes and that they did. I could hardly keep them stocked. In fact I just listed a bunch more today. I have been having fun with them. Putting them on headbands, sweaters, bags, belts. Just about anything looks good with one or two of these bad boys attached. They come on a brooch pin and for a few bucks add a whole lot of personality!

I feel like I am finally caught up around here. The shop is stocked and all orders have been done and shipped. That hasn't happened in quite a while. I thought I was going to go mad when my older children got out of school for the summer but it has been wonderful. My oldest has been helping me out in the craft room and they have all gotten along pretty well (emphasis on the pretty) I go back to work at a real job (boo) at the end of next week so I am going to do all I can to get a bunch more things created and listed before my time becomes even more limited. Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Getting my craft on

I wanted to add a little something to this bag so I decided to make some fabric flowers. They are on broach pins so they can be taken off and used for something else or can be repositioned.
I don't know if I have ever posted pictures of my bow holders. I found the letters at Hobby Lobby and then painted them and added some ribbon. They have been really handy and lately have been holding quilt squares too. Sometimes I just need a reminder of all that I have started and haven't finished.
A close up of my flowers. I love these things. I have a bunch more with purple in them, now I just need a bag to match :)
I make this shirt for my little Aubrey they other night at a girls craft night. It turned out super cute! I added a little pearl to the middle of the flower and put that on a pin so that I could take it off and use it in a headband or something else if I wanted to. I have debated doing more of these to add to my shop but decided that I wouldn't. If you are interested in just getting the letter or some other shape that you can iron on and add things too then just send me an e-mail and I can get it done for you. I have tons of fabric! runiqueboutique(at)gmaildotcom These make the cutest gifts and I have tons of shapes too. My sister threw a baby shower a while ago and she had me cut out all different shapes and letter E's and then instead of playing silly shower games they embellished onesies and bibs for the mom to be. What a great idea huh? Something a little more useful and a great way to be able to chat and still do something.

A Full Shop

Well the shop is full of brand new bags just in time for pool season! I used a birdie sling as a swimming bag and LOVED it because I could wash it once a week and didn't have to worry about smells or wet suits! If I forgot to take the kids' suits out of they bag they would dry anyways since the bags are cotton and breathable. And it came out of the dryer looking great every time, I was quite impressed. And not to mention that I always had plenty of room for all of the pool gear and my book too.
This bag was a special request. It is a junior size bag with a very much extended strap so that it can be worn across the body. What a great idea huh? I had always wanted to try it but didn't get around to it until I had a customer request it. I loved how it turned out and will definitely be making one for myself (and my sister too!) The junior sized bag is a perfect size to add the extra length to.
Some of these bags were just finished last night and added to the shop this morning so they are hot off the machine :) I loved having my husband home yesterday to keep me company while I sewed, it was wonderful.

I am getting ready to ship my second bag to Australia today. I can't tell you how much I have loved having my shop. Just ask my husband, I try and explain it to him all of the time. I have loved making custom bags and shipping my bags all over the world. It has been a wonderful experience that I hope I can continue.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mother's Day Sale

For a limited time I am having a mother's day sale in my shop. From today until the 28th all ready to ship bags have been marked down. They are going very fast so get over there and take a look. What mom wouldn't love a new bag? Yesterday I shipped my first bag overseas, it went all of the way to NORWAY!!! How fun, my kiddos are obsessed with Norway for a myriad of reasons so they were very excited. I have been gathering more fabric and couldn't help picking up more of this...So stay tuned for more bags!