Friday, October 23, 2009

NEW! Tea Party Necklace

This charming little necklace reminds me of something...CLICK ME
Come quickly March!
For more Alice In Wonderland fun, check out this lovely photo series. (Thanks Anne!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bags Part 5: The Test Clutch

...the final bag in the series.

In addition to being my favorite of all the bags, this was also a test run for a birthday gift.
Jenny's bag had a little cursive "J" patch on it, and a way better loop-handle-thingy. See the embellishment on my handle? You might be thinking, "Oh that Corrie, she's just so creative, adding that little star and lace there." Or maybe it's more like, "Ew, that Corrie, she's always adding stuff like that star and lace and never knows when to leave well enough alone."
Well, that little addition is actually a cover job for some violent thread snipping that went awry. I was so annoyed turning that dang handle inside out that when I went to (frustratingly) cut the loose threads, I snipped right through the fabric, leaving a gaping hole. I wasn't about to spend another 20 minutes turning another handle inside out, so I patched it up right nice with some white cotton lace and a vintage star button.

I would say, "and no one will ever know!"
...but now you do.

Monday, October 19, 2009

JUST LISTED: Sundry Necklace

sun•dry (sən-drē )
of various kinds; severalThe Sundry Necklace is my favorite design as of late. It is so versatile (and comfortable!) and gives you that rad layered look without all the tangles.
Made from a mix of (mostly vintage) metal chains, these have been grouped together and secured to a soft turquoise woven ribbon tie.
You can seriously wear this with ANYTHING. ;)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bags Part 4: The Snack Bag

Out of all five bags, this one was definitely the easiest. I used a good ol' brown paper lunch sack as a pattern. It's not lined, it's not fancy, it's not original... just functional, reusable, and washable. And wouldn't you know, I've had more requests for this one than any other!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Husband, The Celebrity

Check this out! Remember how we exchange clothes for pics with Noelle of Xenotees? Well, John Jay (and Albie) made the front page of Etsy today with the Collective Names of Animals Shirt!
Congrats, effortlessly snagged the coveted spot with your rugged good looks. Well done.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

INTERVIEW with Evie S.

I'm taking a break from the bag posting marathon to tell you about my interview with Evie S.!!!
Come find out things like...
• I am an art school drop-out
• What inspires me to create?
• Tips for Etsy success
• Ideas for my next Etsy store
• I put pancakes on my face

Click Here to read the full interview!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bags Part 3: The Daisy Zipper Pouch

This is my miscellaneous bag. It holds my hand sanitizer, lotion, and other lady products. It even has a little interior pocket for back-up lip gloss, should the other four get lost. The heart button and lace trim are both vintage, and all of these fabrics were leftovers from other projects.

This was actually the first bag in the series of five. I loosely followed this tutorial on lined zipper pouches and learned (the hard way) not to let your fabric be shorter than the length of the zipper.

Three down, two to go!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Bags Part 2: The Leaf Clutch

Since my two year old faked us out with the potty training and has now decided he wants nothing to do with it, I still have to tote diapers and wipes around everywhere.
Problem solved:

This is a simple fold over clutch with button and elastic closure. There are two different vintage heart buttons at top and bottom so it can be closed no matter how many diapers you stuff in there.
This will probably become some sort of bathroom/toiletries bag whenever Mr. Judah decides he's ready to say goodbye to diapers. God speed to us.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bags: Part 1 (of 5!)

Okay, so I went a little bag crazy... I just started sewing and before I knew it, I had FIVE NEW BAGS! But for good reason...I wanted to replace the grimy old diaper bag I've been lugging around for over two years (never washed it once - ew!).
Finally, FINALLY, I did it. Ta Da!

Bag No
. 1: Mama Bag
This may look like your average over-the-shoulder bag, but I had picky list of requirements for this thing.
1. I want it "sling pack" style, able to carry it across the chest, but didn't want it to hang any lower than the small of my back.
2. The strap needs to be W I D E in order to distribute the weight evenly over my shoulder bones, which are currently recovering from the diaper bag's mean
ol' skinny strap.
3. The inside pockets must neatly accommodate my necessities: Burt's Bees, lip gloss, note pad, pen and phone.
4. It has to look awesome, in a
not-trying-too-hard-to-look-awesome sort of way. Not too much to ask of a bag, eh?
5. It must must must be washable. I promise I'll wash this one...well, I'll try.

*The fabric is a heavy canvas I picked up from IKEA in ATL this summer, lined with a salmony-coral solid from my local fabric store.

Well, Mama Bag has been designed, sewn, photographed and blogged...Baby Bags to follow.
Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Silly necklace, coasters are for drinks!

This little lady falls into the "can I turn this into a necklace?" catagory. I found the vintage cork-backed coaster at my favorite downtown trading post and knew immediately that her drink-holding days were over. It also falls into the "love it or hate it" category (just created). Feedback has been wide ranging...from features to crotchety complaints from certain male friends (who shall remain name-curt!-less).
To each her own, eh?
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