Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Little Bit of Everything

It's been a while since I've posted anything. I've been so busy with my kids, filling orders, working on a few new things and life in general. I thought I'd share some pictures of some recent orders and some of the new things I've  been working on.

A friend ordered this wristlet and matching change purse. I love the fabric she chose, it has such great colors! I lined both bags with the white with black polka dot fabric you can see on the wristlet handle.

She also ordered some crayon roll and tote sets. I really liked the way these 2 fabrics looked together. Jen's fabric choices were so great  I really enjoyed working on her order!

Isabel had been eyeing this pink ruffle fabric for a while, every time we went to the store to buy fabric she asked for it so I finally broke down and bought it for her. I really had no idea what to do with it so I searched the internet for ideas. I chose the ones I liked best then let Izzie choose for herself. We both agreed on this dress from one of my favorite blogs Make It and Love It. There are tons of great tutorials on this blog, she is so creative! This dress literally took me an hour from start to finish! Izzie loves it and I will definitely be making a few more for her.

Here's a new envelope clutch I made. It has a removable purse chain so it can also be used as a wristlet or just taken off completely. I put a few divided pockets inside that can hold your ID, credit cards and cash.

This fabric was chosen by another friend when I was making her an Isabel Bag, it was her second choice. She ended up choosing this

 Lisa presented me with a bit of a challenge since I made the first Isabel Bag small enough to be Izzie size and the second Isabel Bag big enough for me (I'm 5'9") but Lisa is closer to my mom's size so I'm guessing about 5'2". I had to adjust the strap length and make the bag body smaller so it wouldn't look overwhelming on her. I got a picture of her over the weekend wearing her bag in NYC and it looks great on her!

So Lisa's bag made it to New York City and this order went to an old friend in Iowa. Kelli and I traveled together for a year in 1997-1998 with Up With People. It's been a long time since I've seen her! I was so happy to work on her order, the zipper bag and change purse are for her and she got the reusable snack bags for another friend we traveled with. I love the green and black fabrics she chose, Izzie has a dress, skirt and fabric rosette hair clip made with them.

While I was on vacation this week I got a lot of ideas for what I want to work on in the next few weeks and I also have a few big orders on deck. Our family calendar for this month is FULL, almost every day has something on it, but I'm trying to keep myself on track to keep up with my kids' and Jeff's busy schedules, orders that keep coming in, building back up my inventory (it's almost completely wiped out-at the beginning of March I had 46 bags of all sizes, now I'm down to only a few snack and sandwich bags and a clutch!) and working on my new ideas. I am about to have an entire weekend all to myself so I'm hoping to get a lot done! I'll keep you posted!