Friday, November 11, 2011

Hobo Bags













































I still love this bag design after 5 years. Yep, it has been around for 5 years now. I have modified it a couple of times. Last year I developed a new style of strap. Every year I try to make at least two or three Hobos and usually they are the first bags to sell. I guess we'll see in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sneak peak!


I'm really excited about the bags I have made this year. I feel like a bit of a machine, but that's normal at this time of year. I seem to sew everyday, even if it is just a little. Working 8 hours at a fairly physical day job, doesn't make it easy. So far I have 6 new constructions, and 5 on the go. 4 bike bags need to be completed as pre-ordered. Depending on the time, I have three more purses I would like to complete for the sale... but that's really pushing it.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Come one, come all!























Nov. 25th and 26th, come check out some of the best crafts Winnipeg has to offer. This will be the only Christmas Craft sale I will be partaking in this year. I hope to be in a spring sale in 2012, if you can't make it to Handmade Holiday. I have lots of new bags in production right now, come check them out, I'll even have a few bike bags. Check back for a sneak peak of what will be at the sale.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Prairie girl goes to the big city.













































I love it when I get a custom order that I was already intending to make. I don't do very many solid black bags, but this is one that I will probably be making more of. What a beautiful bag.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The most beautiful bag....



































































I know I say this nearly every time, but this time I mean it. I love this bag so much, I don't know how I am going to part with it. If only this leather was easier to find. I guess I'll just admire it while it is in my presence. I'm pretty happy with this pattern too, it may just replace the Hobo Bag that I have been making from the beginning.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Inspiration.
















Just got back from a trip to Vancouver, refreshed by beautiful people and landscapes. Now time for a little creativity. Lots of western clutches to make. This Rust leather is some of my favorite leather I have ever found. Might be able to get another large purse out of it, but for now clutches.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Bike Bag-o-rama














Phew! what an accomplishment. Sewing machine break down, Postal Strike, and I finished them all before my deadline to take them to Vancouver with me. hm... I could still make a couple more bags before I leave.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Muffin hates it when I sew.

Gettin' a little crazy!




































After a week of stressing out and waiting for a repair man to fix my machine, I was happy to finish the next batch of bike bags. I was mostly excited to get to this one. I'm very happy with the way it turned out, and wish I would have ordered more blue canvas. Vancouver is creeping up and I was hoping to bring 5 bags with me, if they don't sell withing the next couple of weeks...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vintage Inspired Satchel





































This bag couldn't have turned out better. Someone better buy it soon before I keep it for myself. I love the brown and black combo, it is so rich and elegant looking. I'm thinking of making it in blue, since I have all this blue leather that has been sitting around. I feel like I have been re energized these day. I have so many bags I want to get going on.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bike Bag Mania

















Finally! I have all the details worked out. This isn't my preferred type of canvas but I really like the color of it, and it will do the trick. Still searching for a variety of colored canvas. I've got 5 bags I need to start working on, hopefully this weekend.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Crazy Blue Bike Bag



This is a custom bag made out of a vintage tarp, as bright as the prairie sky. The final decision on the "brand name", I choose to use my name, it seems to have a traditional/classic feel to it. I hope it works. I'm excited to get going an a new batch of bike bags soon.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saddle Bags.

Sometimes, things don't always work out the way I want them to. Sometimes, I lack patience and things take way longer to make than I thought they would. These are my prototypes, I still have a few little tweaks on this design. But I am happy to see they have come together nicely. When I ordered the canvas I thought the green I was getting was a army green, to my surprise it was not. I wasn't sure how I felt about it, but I am really happy with the final look, kinda resembles something of a hunting style bag.

Sunday, January 23, 2011