Monday, September 6, 2010

A new bag and a new venture


I gave in and splurged on a little Far Far Away 2 recently.  I'm proud of myself for not hoarding it - within two days I dove right in and started cutting it up!



I love this color combo for an early fall bag, and I'm loving this Bracelet Bag pattern by Keyka Lou too! It was fun learning how to make those cute circular handles, and I finally understand what the sewing term "facing" is all about.  Aha!

The exterior fabric is Roses in Dusk and the interior fabric is Moon and Stars in Tangerine.  I also have to mention that I love this lightweight cotton canvas.  It's so perfect for bag making and so easy to work with.


Aaaaannnndddd . . . after dragging my feet for at least the past six months, I have finally opened an Etsy shop!  Let's just call this a soft opening, since my only item listed is this Bracelet Bag.  More to come soon!

If you want to visit my teeny tiny shop, click here.


Happy sewing!
Mary

19 comments:

  1. Congrats on the etsy shop! I have been dragging my feet as well--trying to build some sort of inventory! I think your soft opening is a great idea :)

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  2. yeah....I can't wait to see what you will offer. I'm sure you will do great!

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  3. Gorgeous fabric!!!!

    Congrats on the etsy shop! You'll do great!

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  4. Congratulations! With preschool now, you will have sewing time to fill your shop.

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  5. I LOVE the bag. Great work. I've been trying to tell myself that fabric is for using, too. Good luck with the shop.

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  6. really cute bag! I too love the FFA2. :)

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  7. That bag is fabulous...love those fabrics! And I've seen that pattern in Keyka Lou's shop, but have resisted purchasing it! Best of luck with your new Etsy shop!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  8. This bag is amazing! The handles and the curves make it original and feminine

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  9. very cool mary and congrats on opening your shop! yippy!

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  10. Oh that is really cute! Good luck with the shop!!

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  11. The bag looks great! I have a stash of that fabric as well, so far untouched...I think I will have to slice into it!

    Congrats on the shop!

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  12. Oh i LOVE it!! It looks great... i have special spot for Heather Ross' FFA2 collection. My Sand Castles Quilt Pattern has sold so well. xx Im going to have to check out that gorgeous pattern! xx

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  13. Cute bags! I haven't cut into mine yet. Congrats on opening an etsy shop!

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  14. Yay! Congrats on the shop, it's about time!!!!!

    This bag and fabric is beautiful!!!!

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  15. That is such a great bag and love the fabric! so glad you ladies are opening shops and taking a leap! Sew much fun!!

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  16. Very nice bag and congratulations on the Etsy opening!

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  17. Congrats on your shop! That's a terrific bag, I like the style and the fabric you chose.

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  18. Congrats on joining Etsy! You will have so much fun!! Love the bag, those fabrics are just perfect!

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