Sunday, May 14, 2017

Market Line Bag in PEACOCK FEATHERS print

Now available at my Etsy Store, Peacock Feathers Market Bag.

Peacock Feathers Market Bag
The Peacock Feathers Bag is a Limited Edition Market Bag with over the shoulder length straps.

If you love the bold colors of peacock feathers, this bag is for you. Two bags have been made so far. Enough fabric for one more bag, any size. The gold liner compliments the unique metalic print. This bag has metal feet, magnetic snap closure, matching straps and a bridal satin (polyester) liner with three slip pockets along the back side.





Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Market Line bag in TOSSED CATS, Laurel Burch Fanciful Felines

Just listed at my Etsy Store!

Laurel Burch Fanciful Felines print
Tossed Cats on Red

Tossed Cats Market Line Bag, Market Euro Tall in discontinued Laurel Burch Fanciful Felines print. If you love cats and Laurel Burch's work, you will love this bag. The print features tossed cats along with birds and sprigs of holly. Check out the striking, deep purple liner.





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

MAP FRAGMENTS Market Line Bag

Now available at my Etsy Store!





Map Fragments Market Line Bag. This cotton fabric print is by Eclectic Elements.

The Map Fragments Bag is a Limited Edition Market Line Bag, size Market Euro Tall with over the shoulder straps. The map fragments feature areas of the Pacific Ocean and shortcut travel routes across the globe.

The Market Euro Tall bags are the largest Market Line Bags made. This is the first bag made in this print. There is enough fabric for two more bags. The copper liner makes a dramatic contrast to the map print. This bag has metal feet, magnetic snap closure, matching over the shoulder straps and a bridal satin (polyester) liner with three slip pockets along the back side.

The Market Line bags were originally designed around a paper grocery sack. They will fold up like a paper sack and stand up like one too. But that's where the similarity ends. The Market Line Bags are eye-catching, stylish and versatile. You can use them as a purse, a carry-on travel bag, a special bag for work papers or for local shopping around town. They are lightweight yet strong. Weight bearing seams are double-sewn and will easily carry several bricks. Take care of them and they will last for years and years. It's unlikely you will find another bag as sturdy or as versatile as this one.

The bag is made by hand bonding a cotton print to heavy cotton canvas. Because of the glues used in this bag, DRY CLEAN ONLY.

It will stand up to wear and tear and easily carry 20+ pounds.

Approximate Dimensions:
Height: 14.5" tall
Width: 15.5" (bottom)
Width: 17" (top)
Depth 6"
Straps: 29"
DRY CLEAN ONLY

Friday, May 5, 2017

GOLD PAISLEY PEACOCK Bag is back!

Gold Paisley Peacock Bag, fabric by Punch Studios.

The Paisley Peacock bag returns! This is a discontinued print by Punch Studios.

The Gold Paisley Peacock is a Limited Edition Market Line Bag, size Market Euro Tall with over the shoulder straps. The Market Euro Tall bags are the largest Market Line Bags made. This is the third bag made in this print. There is enough fabric for two more bags. This is the first bag made with a turquoise liner. It makes a dramatic contrast to the stunning, metallic print. This bag has metal feet, magnetic snap closure, matching over the shoulder straps and a bridal satin (polyester) liner with three slip pockets along the back side.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Market Line Bags at Etsy

New Market Line Bags at my Etsy Store!

Out Of Print Laurel Burch Enchanted Horses Market Bag
First bag made in this print. One more available.



Frida Kahlo's Garden (with parrots)
 Last bag of two made in this heavy cotton print.



River Koi in Market Bag & Market Euro Tall 
Only two available in this print.



Saturday, April 15, 2017

New One-of-a-Kind, Market Line Bags

Now available at my Etsy Store! New, One-of-a-Kind Market Line Bags, size, Market Euro Tall, the largest Market Line bag I make.

Two Geishas



Divine India



Geisha Snake Charmer





Sunday, April 2, 2017

HUMMINGBIRD I Market Bag

Now available at my Etsy Store!
Hummingbird I





MARKET BAG DETAILS
Approximate Dimensions:
Height 13.75"
Bottom Width front: 11.75"
Top Width front: 14"
Deep: 7"
DRY CLEAN ONLY

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Market Line Bag, Market Purse: Day of the Dead II

New listing at my Etsy store!

Introducing a One-of-a-Kind Market Purse in cotton print, Day of the Dead II. This is the only Market Bag made in this print. There is no other bag exactly like it. The deep red liner makes a dramatic contrast to the black and white skeleton print. It has metal feet, magnetic snap closure, matching straps and a bridal satin (polyester) liner with three slip pockets.




Sunday, March 26, 2017

Confession: I am a Fabricaholic



 Left to right: Peacocks w/gold metallic, cotton;
 Insects, cotton; Leaves, drapery; Teal stripes, canvas.
Autumn Day, cotton; Orange Poppies, cotton; 
Poppy 2, cotton, Frida Panel, cotton

Did you ever have a hobby where you collected things? Do you still collect things now?

When I was in my teens and into my 20's, it was little model motorcycles. At 19, my first vehicle was a motorcycle. I rode for over 25 years, taking several cross country trips. I still have a matchstick type collection of over 30 different motorcycles, somewhere in storage.

Another item I still collect are small to medium sized wooden boxes, the more unusual the better. In my 30's it was vintage and reproduction tins. I only have a few of those left, mostly to store sewing notions. When I started to sew with cotton, that's when I became a true fabricaholic.

Years ago when I found a cotton fabric I liked, I would buy 6, 8 or even 10 yards of that print at a time. I have yards and yards of Asian, western, horse and fruit prints that no one is interested in anymore. I've learned. I rarely by that much of a cotton print now.

I know I couldn't tell you how many yards of fabric I have, but I have a guess as to how many linear feet of fabric bolts are upstairs and in my attic. The bolts standing on end, just like you would find in a fabric store, probably come close to 100 linear feet. Most of my fabric is on full bolts, stored in a large upstairs room and in the attic.

Over 10 linear feet of fabric is wrapped on these small cardboard's like in the photo at top. If I'm buying a fabric specifically for the Market Line Bags, I now buy only a yard or two, no more.

Here is a photo of the 3 foot-wide shelf where most of the small cardboard bolts are stored. The lower shelf has two rows of bolts on it. Every single one is a different fabric.

There are over 150 different fabrics on this shelf.

Printed fleece and flannel are a bit different, since I use them for baby blankets, throw blankets and the Pet Mat Beds. If it's a print that I think will be popular, I'll buy 4-5 yards. Below are some brand new fleece and flannel kitty prints that I'll probably start working with in late summer.

Fleece bolts at the top:
I love cat naps; Cats on blue; Cartoon cats in a row
Flannel on bottom, unbolted:
Cats on white; Cats on cream; Feathers all over

Where do I find my fabrics? I shop downtown Los Angeles in the garment district for all kinds of fabric. I browse online mostly for cotton, especially if I'm looking for new Christmas prints for the Ornament/Package Toppers. I shop at JoAnn Fabrics when they put fabrics, cutting tools or thread on sale.

Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Valentie Heart Sachets

Hanging Valentine Heart Sachets

Below are the new sachets that have been added to the Hanging Heart Sachets collection. All available at my store on Etsy.


 Hearts & Roses

Many Hearts

 Heart Swirl

A new Hanging Heart has also been added to the Hanging Metallic Heart Sachets. You can find all the metallic heart sachets at this listing:

Silver Paisley