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Happy Sunday!

These bags are for the upcoming "maybe" craft show next month. Still a maybe, but working on it.

Part of the maybe stems from the fact that this is getting exhausting. I love sewing, and I absolutely love these bags, but it's hard to find the free time and the quantity needed for a show feels huge right now. I'm not sure today if I have the stamina to get enough product completed in time. I think it may be time to make a quilt or two ... a change of scenery might be just what I need.oct07 011

In the meantime, while I debate my sewing direction, here are the handbags. I started with this palate and changed at least 50% of it by the time I got started.

These bags are more concave at the top than the last set, giving them a different style. It was fun to do it that way and I love the outcome, but it took a good while to figure out how to make a template (I'm no math whiz ... I ended up tying a string to a pencil and drawing a semi-circle that way ... not scientific - I tried that and got nowhere - but my way worked).

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The fabric that started it all is the brown floral corduroy, which I absolutely love. It's so bright and cheerful.

There were just plain fun. I love the bright colors and fun ribbons and birds.

My model, C., found something to wear today and was very happy to help out with the photos. I think she did a wondeful job. She was also very helpful with set-up ideas ... I love having the input of a stylish teenager!

Here are all the bags (except one ... I guess it was being shy during photo time) individually:


Close-ups of the bags:


More images of each bag are available on flickr, just click one of the images above to get there.

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6 Comment

  1. Jody, these bags are wonderful! Now one question....Do you sleep??? ;)

  2. You have been SO busy!!!!!! Not mention that you have other errands to run as well.....
    So how do you make it????? I`m very, very impressed........again........ :)

  3. Jody, they're gorgeous! I particularly love the one with the blue bird on.

    How many hours does it take you to make that many - do you do each one individually, or do you do all your pattern cutting, then all your sewing etc?

    Hugely impressed. x

  4. Ahhh, yes - the maybe craft show. That's how I'm feeling about the craft show I've signed up for. We'll have to see where I am in a couple of weeks. Good luck to you!

  5. You have been really BUSY! I love these. I'm amazed to find all these wonderful blogs filled with creative people who love the same things I do. I'll be back!

  6. LOVE the bags! I like that bright orange fabric, but I can't tell what is on it. The model is great, you should use her more often... hehe.

    the model, otherwise known as C