Tuesday, July 07, 2009
I have been trying for months to make a bag for myself. Whenever I create a new design I am sure this one will be for me but then I decide to put in online for sale at Etsy. (which is a good think since I am trying to earn some Bluepie bucks). Finally thou- it has happened! I slightly redesigned the Gauguin Messenger bag and it is sooooo perfect for me! I used a very, very soft blue/gray denim that I found months ago (its like none I have ever seen) and lined it with my favorite NYC print- oh so cool drawings of NYC sights. I then eliminated the interfacing except on the inside pocket so the bag would be very soft and comfortable to carry ( it is!). I also replaced the magnetic snap with 2 heavy duty snaps on the corners of the front flap. ( keeps all goods secure, which I love)
Instead of a webbing adjustable strap, I made the strap from the same fabric as the bag, also adustable. So, there you have it...or rather I do. My Messenger bag is medium size with 3 pockets inside, 3 on the outside back, and 2 under the front flap (great for a cell phone and Ipod!) Oh, and there is also a key clip inside. I am so happy with it that I can't stop looking at it or talking about it, and now of course, I am writing about it!...Yipeeee!!! Let me know what you think and if you want one for yourself, let me know. I may not have the same fabric left but there are plenty more cool ones in the Bluepie Stash!
Saturday, July 04, 2009
It's always hard to believe that it's July 4th. Time speeds by. Everyone is busy with weekend BQ's and millions of things to do. So even thou I HATE excuses and I LOVE to write, here I am. Late in writing in my blog, of course, because I have too much to do!..Okay, it is self imposed but that how we Gemini's are. Sorry, it's true. At least for me. Anyway, I actually love having too much to do. That's because (gemini again!) I get very bored, very fast with the same old same old. Which brings me to Bluepie obviously. Bluepie suits me perfectly. I can dream up NEW stuff to make whenever I feel the need. Which is usually at least once a week. So the latest are yoga mat carry bags and a brand new Matisse clutch bag!..In case you didn't know, all my bags are named after artists. Just for fun- cause I love artists! This week I will also be getting back to painting my silk scarves- it's been a while and I miss painting and love silk. Bluepie is also addicted to fabric finds and I've found quite a few really cool fabrics lately too. Yes, life is good. My family is healthy and I can still make stuff and explore my passions. Don't get much better than that. But, I do have to take a bit more time to write. It is my first love and I have neglected it. If someone can please tell me how to make 24 hours into 25, I would be ever so grateful. So until next time- be well, be happy and live your dreams. Happy July 4th to you all.