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leather bag::completed

Sunday, February 10, 2008

leather handbag

other side

inside of bag

I finished it! It's bigger than I'm used to carrying around, but I think I'll get used to its size with time. On the plus side, now I can carry around one bag instead of two when I decide to bring knitting with me. :) Usually I'll stuff all my knitting junk in another canvas tote. Actually, now I can go to the library and not worry about forgetting to bring a book bag and I can also stick a bottle of water in there to keep with me at all times. yeahhh. So many things I can do with the extra space.

ALSO, I've been scheming lately. I'm thinking of making these bags for sale. Possibly in leather, possibly in other types of fabric with embroidery. I've been pouring over an old embroidery book my mom had when she was in high school, and there are so many ideas I am coming up with. So we'll see what comes out of that. Sometimes I get a little bit too inspired after my two cups of French press in the morning. But I do think this would be a fun project to take on. I'd also LOVE to come out with a few summer garments to sell. I haven't figured out what exactly I'm thinking of yet, so this is probably premature to be mentioning it on my blog. We'll just have to see. Oh how I love to scheme. :)

12 comments :

  1. the bag looks excellent!
    i love super big bags! i love being able to put everything i need for a day (or two) in one bag... with room to spare!
    you should totally consider selling some of these bags and other goods! you're quite talented!

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  2. insanity in leather. can't believe you did this, and it's gorgeous!

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  3. great bag! i've seen your sites and am sure you have wonderful avenues for resale, but wanted to pass on www.smashingdarling.com. it's been great exposure for me. for me. just an fyi. :)

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  4. OH MY GOSH, Anna!!! This is gorgeous! I just love the shape and size of it...

    ... you know, you could always sell patterns or *kits* for bags like this. ;)

    Bravo!

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  5. I don't know how I got here, but I want one of those bags! AWESOME work.

    lena_parsons@comcast.net

    :) lena

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  6. Gorgeous. And the lining is the perfect choice. I think you could find a venue for these bags in a heart beat, but as Casey has suggested, I'd love to see a pattern as well. ;)

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  7. Love it! Yes, you had better make those bags to sell, it's adorable! ; )

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  8. Oh my, that bag is gorgeous, I love it!

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  9. LOVE your bag!!!! What a wonderful design!!!! I would love to see a pattern too...I just ordered some lovely fabric from Etsy that I want to make into a bag...I was sketching out a bag similar in shape to yours. You did an excellent job!!!!

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