I am sending out a huge thank you to Deana for surprising me with this fantastic ART teeshirt - I love it!!!!!! Surprises are always the best and I just love how perfect this tee is for my life right now. Thank you so much, Deana!
Lest you think I am only a scrapper and painter, I will show you that I can also sew. LOL! I made this bag from some scraps in my studio (one of my friends had this pattern so I copied the idea). I think it came out pretty cool, if I do say so myself. It was actually an easy project as you sew the fabric strips onto pieces of interfacing so the sides are soft but have a real structure to them. I lined it and put in lots of pockets, sort of like a Vera Bradley bag. It's a tote bag size; I used it when we went on vacation to carry all of my lingerie, teeshirts, and soft stuff.
This is a photo of some little bags I made a while ago - they have been hanging on the wall in my bathroom and unfortunately have faded some. I also used scraps here - the idea was to capture the way the ocean looks or the way the sky looks over the ocean at dawn (far right bag). I have been trying to think of something original to make to sell on etsy and I was wondering if bags like these might work. I have also done little fabric pictures like the fronts of these bags and framed them or used in in cards.
Unfortunately I have been thinking a bit about money lately - my painting class cost a bit and then I got the supply list and it will cost a bit more so .... it's not as if we don't have the money (I am not trying to cry poor at all) but things do add up and I am trying to think of ways to supplement my income right now. The goal is to sell paintings but that is a bit in the future so right now I listed a lot of books on half.com and ebay, and I am trying to come up with some items to sell on etsy.
Hope you have a good day and a fun weekend. I really do need to tidy my studio!!!!!