So now I am actually feeling Fall-ish. I know that isn't a real word. Let's just go with it.
I found some most excellent Day of the Dead sugar skulls fabric awhile back (purchased from SCIZZORS on Etsy. Most of the time I find my materials at thrift stores, garage sales, my mother-n-law's stash, or simply use discarded clothes. Now and then I am looking for something special and seek it out online. I almost forgot I had this one, since it was stashed away. I posted some photos on my facebook feed and immediately received a few requests for custom items with this colorful fabric. Here it is:
And here is the first bag I made for a custom order:
I used various denim scraps patched together for the lining. I have quite a stash of smaller denim pieces and decided to start patching together instead of throwing those out. I love the final result! I have also been adding a velcro closure and pocket to all of my recent bags. The handle is again one of my upcycled items- it was formerly a webbed belt.
Another friend asked me to make a black cat dressed in purple. She has a departed cat named Patrick and this was to be for him. I am really happy with how this guy turned out. He has a sweet face and a round little tummy!
|Patrick the Cat|
Happy beginning of Fall to all of you. More fun stuff to come!