Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September Challenge: Day 22

I made this bag for myself. I know, weird. I rarely do that. But.....I may change my mind. I do this a lot. I will make something with the intention of putting it in the shop, but like it so much I want to keep it for myself. Granted, I rarely do keep it. It can be hard to let go. So when I do make myself something, and really like it...I wonder if I should put it in the shop :)
My son tells me to just make another, which I can - kind of. Since everything is OOAK, it will never be the same if I attempt another. Especially this kind....no pattern. I was winging it. Sort of. My everyday bag I use now is this basic design, which is based on a larger one I have made before. But this time I just winged it - no pattern.

I am not sure if you can tell by this shot, but the way the strap is set - on the front, not the sides - the bag lays nice & snug on your hip. I love the way it wears. I can lean over to get kiddo's stuff from the back seat or whatever & nothing falls out. "Look ma, no hands!"

This is a close up of the flap. I put a square glass bead near the end of the leaf. It acts as a weight to "close" the flap over the bag. I used this on my mini backpacks & loved it. It's a nice way to feel closure and yet keep things easily accessible. I always have my hands full & opening a zipper one handed can be a pain.

And an inside view. A nice simple solid green. Plus, the stitching on the opposite side of the leaf looks kinda cool.

So - stay tuned...will she keep it for herself? And if so, will she make more? And does anyone besides her really care? :)

6 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Love it! You're officially ready for fall :)
I think you should keep it...you deserve to create for yourself now and then :)
But I agree with your son that you should make one for the shop as well!

LazyTcrochet said...

I love it! You are so busy and it's so inspiring! Keep up the good work.

Athena said...

With this month of creating, you really *should* keep something for yourself! Maybe you can recreate one of these bags to sell, and keep this one for yourself? :)

Lost Mitten said...

That's such a cute bag! You should make one for the shop and keep one for yourself...everyone deserves to treat themselves, especially if you love it! :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Wow! You are so creative! That is one cool bag! keep it and make more!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I say keep it for yourself AND make more! That is an AWESOME design!