Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rough Draft Pics of Newest Creations

I have ben pretty busy this past week or so getting ready for my first few shows. I have made more bags and accessories, but have not listed any since I will just be taking them all with me. But the biggest reason for not listing is the camera.
I have been borrowing my dad's old Canon EOS D60 (which is ten times better than my camera)......except he needed it back for a little while. And when he got back, I was too busy prepping for my display and doing last minutes finishes on merchandise to use the camera. Today - I finally took some pics...about 5 before the battery when pphhhfffttt. The lighting turned out all wrong too (but that can be fixed digitally with white balancing). I thought I'd post them anyway...consider them my rough drafts...very rough.

A big bunch of keyfobs (I still don't like that...but they aren't really "chains" either)

Pink Paisley Ann Twist - I have made this in green and have 3 more cut out: reds, black and leopard - all with some shine for an evening look.

Pink Paisley Half Moon. This one started of larger...then I pleated it more...and it is now little girl sized. But after my last show - I think I will keep them this way - the little girls loved them! But is a pain in the...well, it's not easy to sew small things.

This was my first attempt at using a metal clasped frame on my clutches. Glue is not my friend. But it turned out just fine. I am still amazed that it is glue that is in fact used for these frames. I never tried them before because I was unsure on how the purse was attached, until I read an article somewhere...it's what is used no matter where it's made - home or mass market. They do make sew on frames...I may try that another day.

And the second bag made with the frame...I still have one left to make.


  1. your clutches are adorable! They came out great! You've been really busy. Congrats on all the work you've done. Hope you have some good shows! {:-D

  2. Hey there!

    I'm kinda dropping by randomly (& kinda dropping by to hit you with my EC) to tell you about this new selling site I found. It's called ArtFire.com & you should check it out.

    It's still really, really new (still in beta) but it's heading in a really good direction! They are already buying advertising online & in print magazines to bring in traffic to the site. (It's already got almost as much traffic as indiepublic.com)

    It's got stats for shop views so you know where your customers are coming from! I know! Gasp! Faint! Right? hehe

    & it's just $7 a month (for the first 5000 artists) to list & sell as much as you can FOREVER. $7 a month no matter what! I signed up on that alone! haha

    Anyhoo, it is new so there aren't zillions of people using it (which is good & bad) but I thought you might want to take a look at it. With the ad campaign they are working on kicking in soon (or so they are saying), I think it's going to be a good place to start listing!

    If you sign up, give me a yell & let me know what you think!


  3. OH OH OH! I see some things that I can't wait to see in person..Ladies Night Out is tomorrow~ YAY

  4. You have been busy! I like the second purse with frame --nicely done!

  5. I love the bags you've made! Your fob looks great too.

  6. All different, all wonderful! Your work is beautiful!

  7. Those are really super cute! Good luck with your shows :)


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