Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Jazzy Purse for the Holidays

Although it is only early November, it is the time for online shoppers to be selecting their must have items for the Christmas season. I decided to create a couple of holiday themed purses this year and although I only listed the first one in my Etsy shop yesterday, it has had many more views and hearts (people who mark it as a favourite item on Etsy) than I would have expected in twenty-four hours.

So, here is a look at the one that has been listed already and the second one that will be listed tomorrow. . .I made it thinking that I would wear it during the festive season as a bit of a walking business card . . . but maybe I'll list it for a week or so just to see if someone else wants it for their holiday attire:)

The first bag (above) is a pouch style with the foldover top (like the Shuswap Lake bag in my previous post) and it has sections of Laurel Burch fabric appliqued onto it and then it is further enhanced with primitive embroidery stitching and beading . . . it really makes me smile and I know that it will be a terrific purse for someone who likes to make a bit of a statement. This bag is approximately 11.5" square.

The second bag (at left) looks the same size from these photos but it is much smaller (approx. 7.5" square). It has been created from the same Laurel Burch fabric on a background of black linen blend. It has a long strap so that it can be worn across your body or from your shoulder and would hold your cards, money, keys and cell phone. It has some of the primitive embroidery stitches and beading, too, and is a great size for the times when you don't want to carry a large purse.

There are additional photos of more views of the bags in my Etsy shop.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Hi Kathy,
I met you at Twist of Fate the other day and have enjoyed looking at your work today. I'm a quilter/fibre artist who moved to BC from Kentucky in 2008. I was wondering if you are a member of FIbre Art Network (FAN). I joined during the first year I was here and have really enjoyed getting to know women who share my interests. I was active with selling and showing my work while in Kentucky and I also taught classes occasionally. I haven't been quite as productive since I've been here, but I'm trying to change that! Hope to run into you and your work again.