Painting the World One Handbag at a Time

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Henriettas Handbags and Purse Patterns

This is my latest pattern Mary Lee, a very cute tote bag with a lot of style and room. Plenty of pockets and a magnetic snap closure.
I am very proud to announce that I am now a part of Henrietta's handbag and purse patterns store.
If you are not familiar with her store, please click on the link below and check it out. She carries a huge assortment of quality handbags and I am now proud to say that I am a part of it.
Here is the link if you would like to see:

These are some photos of my newest patterns. I have not blogged in a while so I will have to make it quick.
I am also going to work on a fabulous wallet pattern and another accessory pattern for your handbag. I am very excited. I only wish I had enough time in the day.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bridal Bags and such

I had a phone call the other night. A client requested that if I could make a bridal bib. I was a bit confused and had to ask why.. Normally I do not but considering the request I had to. It was intended to be a gag gift because the bride is a very very messy eater. lol.. :0) Well I just could not make it cheesy so I did what I could.
I actually like it. And so did she. I hand stitch a beautiful applique that I had and a few rose puffs with beaded accessory. The flowers are actually from a bridal gown. So it does has special meaning behind it. The outer trim is a delicate scroll. It ties in the back. The base fabric is a beautiful white brocade.

With the bib I could not just give that only so I made her a simple clutch that had a tie wrap around. It is done in the same brocade with an applique that I hand sewn on with beaded embellishing.

This is a close up of the applique. It is a simple bag to hold her lipstick, a tissue etc.... Just a few girlie things you need when you need to freshen up.

I love making bridal bags and have several to show. I will get to it eventually. The bridal bibs. I think that they could be something fun for babies that are in weddings or attending. I loved making it.

Natalie, a very stylish tote bag

This bag makes me very happy. It has such class. Design by my daughter Natalie. Created out of her brilliant mind. :0) Yes I am a very proud mom. I asked for her thoughts and this is what she came up with.
This pattern is available.
The front of the bag is a beautiful floral print with rich classy colors. The black has a light bit of sheen, very subtle. The bronze buckle a perfect addition.

This is a close up of the buckle and detail of the fabric. It is a three ring bronze colored buckle that has the black fabric weaved through. I love the class of the fabric.

On the back side of this bag is a black band that is all pockets. Each is individual narrow pockets great for sunglasses lip gloss etc.. What a great idea. Inside has pockets as well. Fully lined in black with a double shoulder strap.