Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shuswap Purse for Sorrento Centre

This pouch style messenger bag has been donated to Sorrento Centre for an online auction that they will be holding starting October 24th. It has been created with an abstract scene of Shuswap Lake on the flap that is constructed of hand-painted and hand-dyed fabrics that a pieced in softly curving lines, quilted by machine and then hand stitched to add even more dimension and texture to the piece. A few individual wisps of lake or sky drift across the back of the purse with additional stitching. The black reverse side of the purse is free motion stitched in a Sorrento landscape design to give it added definition.

The base fabric is a black linen blend and the wide shoulder strap holds the bag at a nice length so that it fits securely beneath your arm. The bag is lined with a light blue/grey cotton and has two large pockets. An interlining of quilt batting gives added structure to the purse.

The purse is accessed from the top of the open pouch and then the top half folds over where the strap is attached to the bag to create the flap. There is no hardware closure.

This bag measures approximately 10" when the flap is folded over and
will comfortably hold your necessities and more . . . The drop of the handle is approximately 16".

The middle photo shows the back of the bag.

Click on the photos to zoom in...

To bid on this purse visit
Sorrento Centre
after October 24th

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness - October

It is October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I am offering these delightful pink card case/wallets in my Etsy shop. All of the profit from these little card cases will be donated for breast cancer research. They are just $12 and there will be a variety of styles offered. . . some of them have snap closure ... others have Velcro closure ... some have a wristlet strap ... others have a key ring ... others have nothing attached ... some have beading or embroidery ... others are plainer. You will be sure to find one to suit yourself or people on your gift list.

If you would like to purchase a larger quantity of them, please send me an email and I will make that happen for you. I will continue to list them throughout the month.

Thanks to my friend Ellen for suggesting this project for October. She didn't know when she suggested it, how important it would be for me to do this in memory of my Mom who had breast cancer, and in support of friends who have battled the disease.

Are you diligent about screening for breast cancer?!

Here's the link to my Etsy shop if you would like to browse a bit Kathy's Etsy shop.

This last little bag is one
of my small bag design,
also in pinks but with a
stylish artsy look.