Picked my mail up on the way off to retreat this weekend, and there was Carla’s One Block Over package (GREAT timing!) so the first thing I did once I got set up at retreat was make these two cute blocks… love the quilt idea, adore the birdie print!!!
The rest of retreat was spent creating bags…
|Note the red sequins on the Ruby Slipper bags!|
|I really like the way this MOMO fabric from Moda quilted up!|
…and a few more bags…
Love the Joel Dewberry fabric I used for lining on the birdie wristlet (sadly, it’s one of my last scraps of it!):
I’ve sewn three more of these wristlets since this weekend (more pics to come), to get ready to vend at a craft boutique this weekend. Feeling bird-brained (pun intended) from doing the same thing over and over… I’m not much for mass-producing, or assembly-lining items, so, to me this seems like an unpleasant way to make a living, but I’m committed to two craft boutiques, so…
The best thing about all of these bags–and Carla’s blocks? Almost everyone was made from fabric in my scrap bins! I really didn’t cut into too much new fabric.
Have a favorite of my bags?
Ever done any vending yourself? Or made many of something to sell?
Yes, it's hard to justify sweat shop work for”fun”'. I do love your bags and you have a nice variety. Everyone is going for the ruby slippers.
I just love the bird blocks, Doris…thanks so much! In the '90's I had a sewing business called “A Merry Heart”. I made MANY appliqued jumpers, vests and sweatshirts with collars, etc. I can still remember the eye fatigue from so much sewing. The craft shows were fun though! Hope you sell out…love the bags!!
For exactly the reason you said, I don't care to mass produce either. But I can sure appreciate all the beautiful stuff you sewed… all from previously bought fabric. Wonderful! I hope you make a profit, so you can buy more fabric, of course!
great looking blocks and bags!
I have a craft show at my kids school in two weeks, I've made stuffed owls and portfolios that I will sell, I'll also bring quilts and stuff but they usually don't sell. have a look. CUTE blocks btw
I love the orange zipper bag, third from the top in the first 'bags' photo, and also the green and black snap bags. They are all so sweet. Like you, mass-producing is not my favorite thing. Did it once and not gonna do it again!
Your bags are lovely and so are those blocks!
First off I LOVE the birdie blocks! Love em!!!!
Cute pouches, too!
I'm getting ready for a fair as well – not too excited about making lots of things. So it seems like I make 2 or 3 of any given item and move on. So there will be much variety!
no, and I as I was looking this over I was saying “self' how can she do that I would be so board wih it , then I seen where you are doing it to sell, no have never sold anything I have made e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I think you make great bags. I love your fabric choices. Love that Joel Dewberry fabric. I think it would be fun to craft to sell for a bazaar. How did it go? Hope you did well!