Well, now that Monday is half over, I'd thought I'd get around to doing today's post. Just exactly why do Mondays have to be quite so "Monday like" anyway? The girlies are finally down for naps, and I am on my second pot of coffee for the day, so I think I might survive until bedtime. Here is a bit of what I was up to this last weekend. I designed a new bag I'm going to start carrying in my Etsy shop. I'm so excited to use up some really pretty fabric I have collected for these bags. Fun colors ahead!
I didn't make a tutorial, but I can if anyone wants one. It is super easy! This bag is fully lined with four interior pockets.
It is large enough to hold an average size laptop, so it's great for just about anything you would want it for!
My favorite part is the ruching and the piping down the front. Love.
I'm also adding two more belt designs to the shop. This black belt is stretchy and is made from black satin.
The second is my favorite of the two. I love the texture on it!
I bet you can guess how this one is made! Get a long piece of woven, not nylon, strap. Cut it into sections, and resew the pieces together.
Cut into the seams, making sure not to cut your sewing.
Rough it up with your fingers and pull the loose fibers out. Treat the base of the "fringe" with fray check to keep it from fraying further. I used smokey black leather to finish off the ends.
I adore things that have just a touch of something unexpected on it.
So, that was my weekend's work...well beside, dishes and laundry and all that fun stuff that we don't like to read about on blogs.
Oh yes! One other thing! I am so appreciative of all of you that take the time to leave comments...they make me smile, really!! I've had several of you ask questions in comments lately...that I would LOVE to answer, but I can't because you don't have your email enabled! If you are a "no reply" commenter...I can't email you back with the info you want! That makes me very sad. I don't want to be snobby, and not get back to you when you are expecting an answer. Please, pretty please enable your email!
Have a fabulous week and do be sure to enjoy the rest of this glorious Monday especially! =)
Psalms 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.