Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Round Up

Hello there friends!  It's been a bit since I have posted any updates or photos of my creations so here we go.  I traveled with my husband and the kiddos to visit family in South Carolina, and I have been busy busy busy.  

I made this doll for a custom order, and did the hand-sewing while hanging out with family.

Snow Leopard Doll
I didn't even have a chance to take some proper pictures outside before I needed to get this girl shipped off!

My niece Katie Blu had some fun sewing with me during vacation.  That's Patty in the background.

Making a pillow

 And here are some bags I recently made.

Vintage Football Teams Bag
Dukes of Hazzard Bag
Peanuts Bag
Spidey Bag!
 I recently acquired more vintage sheets- PacMan and SuperMan as well as a few others!  I'll be making more bags soon, as I will have a booth at the Pflugerville Pfirst Pfriday event on September 5.  If anyone is in Pflugerville Texas that day, come see me!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June Update

Hello Everyone!  I just realized that I haven't posted anything in almost a month, so here we go.  I have been making tons of bags and even a new doll too.  I've also started waitressing part time again, which keeps me busy.  

Also, I'm looking into another vendor fair next month.  This one has a low low low vendor fee so I figured I might give it a shot!  I will keep you all updated.  If I participate in this one, I will be bringing some dolls and bags.  I'll leave my upcycled clothing in the Etsy shop.  I'll also try to get a bunch more bags made beforehand.  

Here's some pictures of my recent projects:

Snow Leopard Girl
This girl is just too cute.  It was originally made for a custom order, but didn't quite fit the vision of my customer.  So this cute girl is in my Etsy shop.  I was aiming for a non-literal version of a snow leopard.

And more bags:
Snoopy Bag  
I got lucky and obtained a bunch of great vintage bedsheets, including Snoopy and the Peanuts, the Smurfs, the Dukes of Hazzard, more Star Wars and a vintage-era NFL print.

The Smurfs
NFL Print
I have a few custom orders to get working on, and lots more bags to make!  I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Big Old Transformers Bag

This bag is huge!  It could easily work as a laptop or market bag- it holds a lot!  I found this vintage sheet along with the Batman one this past weekend.  This bag would be great for a dude or a badass girl.  Or just anyone that likes Transformers and cool bags.

Transformers Bag

The lining is made of denim and the handle is another webbed belt.  It is very sturdy!  I also tweaked the label a bit and it looks much cleaner now.

And here is the back:

The more bags I make, the better I get at this.  I am having a blast!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I've been making lots of bags

And here they are.  I've been collecting more vintage sheets and fabrics and making lots of bags!  We have had so much rain the last few days that I got behind on my lovely outdoors photos.  It finally cleared up a bit this afternoon so here they are. 

I don't have too much more to add as far as the details go.  The linings are all denim- some are blue, some are colored denim, and some I have even dyed.  All of the handles are made of re-purposed webbed belts.  I find them to be very sturdy.  All of the bags have lots of interfacing, which means they are quite sturdy and are still washable.  However, this also raises the costs of materials a bit- the interfacing is actually the most costly portion of my materials. 

This first bag is a patchwork style.  I found this fabric at a thrift store.  It really is patched together from different fabrics- someone must have given up on making a quilt and donated it instead.  It makes a really pretty bag!  I also made this one rather tall- it would make a great laptop bag.

Large patchwork-style bag!

This one is an awesome Batman bag!  What else can I say?  Oh, the handle is also made from a belt, but this one is polyester.  It is very sturdy.


And here is another Snoopy bag, since I sold the other one I made!

Disco Snoopy!
Here are some photos of the backs of the bags.

Thanks for looking at my bags!  They are all made to be cross-body bags and can fit all of your goodies.  If you are interested in a particular character bag, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I've been making these bags without pockets or closures, but I can certainly add those if requested.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Annie Bag

I've not been shy about sharing my love of Raggedy Ann.  When I found a Raggedy Ann and Andy vintage bed sheet, I knew I had to make a bag!  I am guessing that I will make one for myself at some point too.  Here's some photos!

Raggedy Ann Bag

I used some red denim for the lining and a re-purposed webbed belt for the handle. 

Red denim lining.

Book bag, diaper bag, or just a regular old tote.

This bag would be perfect for books or toting around a kiddo's gear.

And here's the back!
Happy Memorial Day weekend, folks!  I'm off to work another wedding and to make more bags!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A bag for me

Hello everyone!  Memorial Day weekend is almost here- I hope you all have lots of fun plans and will be honoring our veterans in some way.  I will actually be working at my part-time job all weekend long.  I've been working on a couple of bags made from vintage Peanuts Gang bed sheets.  Snoopy just happens to be my very favorite cartoon character so I decided to make a bag for me.

Snoopy Bag!

 I will be making lots more cartoon bags.  As I have mentioned a few million times, I love collecting vintage bed sheets- so I'm looking for all kinds to make more fun bags!

A bag for me.

And here is another Snoopy bag I just finished tonight.  I love this material!  It's the Snoopy Disco print- too adorable.

World Famous Disco Dancer!
Roller Disco!

Oh my gosh this bag is so cute and the colors are super vibrant.  I used a re-purposed, striped, webbed belt for the handle.  Both of these Snoopy bags are the perfect length to be cross-body, which I love.  I used denim for the lining of both bags.  The Disco bag's denim is more of the pink denim that I dyed the other day. 

Have I mentioned how much fun I am having with these new projects?  Yeah, I thought so.

If you have any ideas for me for my bags, please feel free to pass them along!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Little Pony Bag- the cutest thing I have ever made

A friend of mine asked me to make this bag for her daughter's birthday.  It seems that her young daughter loves My Little Pony! I just happened to have a barely ever used MLP pillowcase, waiting to be made into something fun.

Hello, cuteness.

I used the pillowcase for the exterior of the bag and a re-purposed webbed belt for the handle.  I. LOVE. IT.  I also lined this one in denim, but had the idea to dip it in a pink dye first.  The final result is a nice sturdy pinkish-purpley lining.  Perfection!

Super cute lining
The bag turned out a little bigger than I originally planned but it is awesome!  The handle is just long enough so that this bag can be worn cross-body.  I hope the birthday girl is able to use it for a long time to come!

The front, Sunny Dash.

And the back, Sunny Daze.

I am planning to make more bags with re-purposed cartoon character sheets.  I am super in love with this My Little Pony bag!