Sunday, October 24, 2010

Steel Gray Hemp!

I am still playing around with all the Hemp Fabric I purchased a few weeks ago.  I have a several colors now in my collection, Plum Purple, Red Wine, Steel Gray, and two other colors that I plan to use next summer, a muted Yellow and Celery Green.

Last night I decided to make a Large Messenger Bag using the Steel Gray and if you want, you can purchase the bag here.

It is a a great bag whether you are a student or just need a versatile bag with ample interior space to carry books, documents, files and up to a 17" laptop - a new addition to my Messenger Collection.

As with all my messenger bags, I lined the interior with a 10oz cotton canvas in natural for extra durability.

Under the flap - you'll find one large deep exterior pocket while inside contains a zipper pocket and a split pocket to hold your keys, cell phone and I-Pod, etc.

The adjustable strap is long enough to wear across your chest or if shorten to carry as a tote.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yea! Another Treasury

I've been so busy, I forgot to mention that I received a convo that my Sage Wildflowers Clutch has been included in a Treasury.  

I have now been in three Treasuries within the past few weeks, for a total of four.

Now if only I could get to the front page!   You can see mine clutch on the bottom row...

Please visit and enjoy the smartly titled, Bags, Purses, Clutches and Totes Treasury, by StoneFeather.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Messenger Bag Straps

Well, it appears that the weather is getting cooler up north, and based on last week snows, it seems some states have already had snow!  The closest I get to cool weather and warm clothes is when I go to the Hockey games, (yes, South Florida has a Hockey Team). 

Living in South Florida, if you don't pay attention, you will miss the seasonal fashion trends, as most of the year, I find myself in a pair of cargo shorts, light top and flip flops.

According to the Etsy Merchandising Desk,  "Classic and modern interpretations of autumn and winter holiday color schemes: Rusts, browns, reds, oranges, yellows, whites, greens, blues, and purples. On a more general front: Blacks, grays, camels, teals, aquas, rich earth tones, mustard, deep purples berries and wine, and muted shades of green."

As the holiday season is just around the corner, I have been busy cutting and sewing, I thought I would stop and snap a photo.  On this day I was preparing the large and mini messenger bag straps for sewing.  Lovely shades of grays and deep purples...  

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Sisters...

Everything came to stop a few weeks ago, when my sister announced she and her long time boyfriend were getting married. Well you can plan a wedding in five weeks or less.  She was married on 10/9/2010, in New York...the weather was fabulous and the bride looked beautiful.

There is something about watching a younger sister get married, I cried all morning long as we slowly watched her hair and make up get done.  I cried when the flowers arrived, I cried when I helped her get dress and cried as Suzy (our mom) put on the jewelry.  Now there are just two more sisters to go...