Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yet more purses

There can't be too many more new purses, can there?? Oh, yes -- here are a couple that haven't appeared in the blog yet -- and there are a few more waiting to be photographed so you'll just have to check back for them.

The bag created in the autumn colours is one that I made a few months ago but I've been having a hard time getting a good photo of it. It is slightly larger than my usual little bags (by maybe one inch) and the lines are much more geometric than my usual flowing swirly lines. Click on the photo for a zoom view.

The turquoise and dark brown bag is made from an Amy Butler fabric and is lined with a batik that echoes some of the colours.

Both these bags are in my Etsy shop, too, with photos of the inside as well.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 18, 2009

More little purses

I have been having lots of fun creating new little purses lately so here are a few more that have emerged this week. . . I'll add some more photos of others in the next while.

Most of these little bags are approximately 6" x 7" (give or take an inch) and have a strap that is long enough to wear across your body.

The first photo is of the detail on the flap of the purse that is shown on the model. I have included the model photo so that you can get an idea of the size and the way these little purses fit.

The third photo shows a bag that was made from re-purposed fabric given to me by a fibre art friend (so I'm not sure of the fibre content). The design and stitching is part of the original fabric and I have simply created a purse from it (this one has a little buttoned pocket on the inside, too) and then I added the bead cluster on the lower flap and bead trails on the front and back of the purse. The fabric has some "pleats" in part of it which adds to the texture and interest.

The brightly coloured bag was so much fun to make with leftovers from a quilt -- the little circles and ovals are added and stitched in layers and it has a wonderful bright lining in similar tones.

Friday, September 4, 2009

New little purses

I have been making a few little fibre art purses this week, after being encouraged by the sale of one of them in my Etsy shop. If you are not familiar with Etsy, you can visit it at www.kathykinsella.etsy.com. Etsy is somewhere for artisans to sell their handmade items online. I had been about to close down my shop there since I had only sold one item in my nine months online -- and then someone found my shop and emailed me that she was interested in a purse and purchased one that I made especially for her. Since I had to upload that item for her to purchase, I decided I might as well add a few others and I'll see if there is any more action over the next few months (items are listed for four months at a time).

Anyway . . . that's a bit of an explanation that you probably didn't need to hear but the sale has resulted in a lot of fun creativity this week and quite a few new purses that I thought I would also post on my blog. There are a couple more almost finished and I will try to remember to post them when I have them completed and photographed.

If you click on the photos you will see more of the detail that I used on each of the purses.