Designing Handbags with a HomeSpun Spin
I paid a little visit to my favorite place on Earth and no it's not Disney World. Try T.J.Maxx! Yes, my squeezes, TJM is the BEST! I almost want to say forget shopping thrift stores, just shop TJM clearance isle. You'd wouldn't believe the finds I found today but my favorite is a sweet little number by Kathey Van Zeeland in a Marine Blue.
So I bought the bag for an even sweeter price, way more than half off the retail price. Even my main squeeze thinks is SWEET! While I was shopping bags, I was also putting photo images in my head because I couldn't find my cell phone to take pictures with them but I don't know when I bother sometimes when the images can all be googled these days. And YES, I did buy a bag ( I like store bought ones too) and YES, I couldn't find my cell phone (tragic I know).
Anyway, I've had some images in my head for awhile and I'm trying my best to see them through onto paper, then onto fabric and again into a real live bag. I LOVE putting a HomeSpun Spin on something that can be found in a store. So, there was this one bag I liked and I could see it in my head with a HomeSpun Spin on it. This is just the "prototype" but I'm perfecting the design so that the pattern will be available soon. I'm hurrying...I've got tons more I want to try!
The picture does not do the bag justice so I'll have to do better another day. I can't decide if the design is finished. If feel like there's more to it but it's coming along. Until then, I do have bags in my store that are old favorites that I finally put into patterns. I'm getting ready to make a handful of these that are custom ordered. Remember that all my patterns have limited commercial license so feel free to make and sell on a small scale. ; )
I hope that tomorrow I will have finished several new bags. I've got a special one for the kiddo's in your life just calling my name to finish. So check back for that one!
I'm almost done with my Christmas Shopping! Now, I need to finish my Christmas sewing!