Saturday, February 16, 2008

The BK Bag: One of a Kind

This is a special, one of a kind bag I made for someone I really admire.

I did have quite a bit of problem putting in the diagonal pin tucks. That's because I decided to do them at the last minute, instead of putting them in before the firm bottom insert and the feet. That meant I could not get the pin tucks all the way to the bottom of the bag. Still, they do give the bag a better shape on the diagonal line, and the bottom line of the bag is still wide enough for her to get some files in. This bag has metal feet, pockets on both sides inside the bag and a magnetic snap closure. The straps are just an inch or two longer than my standard "over the shoulder straps" just to give a bit more room.

Here is an image to show you the scale of the bag.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Fabric and other things

I just had to share this image that bchand sent me. It brought a chuckle to my face. At the same time, I agree. Fabric can really spruce up a space.

I'm sorry I haven't shared any pictures of what I've been working on for so long. Mostly, I've been working on embroidering handkerchiefs as gifts, and a few other one-of-a-kind gift items. A special handbag I've been working on had been giving me trouble, and I finally finished it yesterday. It's a surprise present, and as soon as it's in the mail and received on the other end, I'll put up a photo.

Later on today, I'll put up some images of the handkerchiefs I've been working on. I will be offering monogrammed embroidered handkerchiefs on my price list of things I make. A 15" square linen hankie is $18.00, and a 12" square linen hankie is $15.00 I have a ton of different pattterns and thread colors available.

One reader here was asking about a bag to hang from the arm of their wheelchair. I've never made a bag like that before, but in the coming weeks I hope to get over to my girlfriend's house and measure her power wheelchair to see if I can design something stylish and inexpensive at the same time.