Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pouches and bags

Gradually finding inspiration.  As I complete (or start) each project and it turns out, I feel another ounce of inspiration. I always find that going on a trip, having visitors or busy weeks with the kiddos really can put me into a creative rut for quite some time.  Then I get this antsy feeling to create something and if it doesn't turn out like I envision in my head, well, that just pulls me further into a rut.  I have had a few projects turn out and I just wanted to share. I know looking at other's projects fill me with inspiration and I hope to do the same for you!

I love the way my Sweet as Honey art tote turned out.  My bees are hand drawn, painted and then free motion stitched and appliqued onto my tote bag.




The tassel was inspired by a fellow IG user. Wanted to give it a try on one of my pieces and I love the added dimension and another way to bring all the colors together.

My next project was a house pouch. When I made these a few months ago they were a big hit on my facebook page so I thought i would try it again and do a little more FMS on this one.  Pretty Whimsical results.




I've been wanting to figure out how to make a pouch with one end of the zipper on the exterior of the bag and I'm happy to report I figured it out this morning! And, with this project I used up another Kokka fabric I have been hoarding for some time. 




And finally, on the subject of hoarding, I have held on to some fabrics for much too long. I decided to make a fabric basket to use up some of it and though there has been much interest in purchasing this particular basket, I love the Pink Kokka fabric so much that I just cannot part with this basket and i have decided to keep it near my crafting area to hold fabrics and inspirational books.  






Until next time, happy sewing friends!


13 comments:

  1. I think I have Quatapoch addiction. I love everything you make for me, and can't wait to see what you come up with next. I wish I had a fraction of your talent :) Every time I see a new post I either want that it, or it triggers and idea for something else. (Most of the time it does both.) Can't wait to see what's next!!

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    1. You are too sweet, Nicole. People like you make have a small business even that much more fun! You are always so encouraging and enthusiastic about the things I post and I appreciate it more than words can express. :)

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    2. Haha, Nicole! I think we have the same addiction! If I ever have another baby, I will be getting a Quatapoch diaper bag custom designed :) I have a clutch, a tote and a knitting bag and I use everything all of the time. I get lots of compliments too! Alexandra, you should put your business cards in with your packages. That way we could hand them out when people ask where we got our fabulous bags ;)

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  2. I adore all the immensely creative totes/bags that you design and create! It's amazing that you draw, paint, FMS and sew it all! Inspiring to me!

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  3. I love all your designs. They are so original and fun!

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  4. I love everything you do! Is there a way to have your blog sent to my email?

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    1. I'll see if I can add an email option :)

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