Monday, October 24, 2011

What I wore: Bags

I had a request to do a post on the bags I wear and where I buy them. The purse in the photo above was bought a boutique in Vegas but I'll be honest, I don't buy a lot of bags. 
I really want to though. When I see them in all their glory at the department store, I really want to buy them, but my true fetish is shoes and that tends to trump any accessory that might call out to me.  

So, you can imagine my joy when Steve picked me up this l.a.m.b. clutch/bag for our anniversary
(all by himself, mind you).  I'm so in love, and I like my husband too :)
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I think another reason I don't purchase many handbags is because I love to sew and since I don't think ruffle pants would look great on me, it's one of the few items I can sew for myself with all the gorgeous cotton fabrics at my fingertips.  

Here are some of the bags I've sewn lately (and use ALL the time) :

1. The Down Home Tote, which I modified to function as a camera bag.
2. The Perfectly Pleated Clutch . Started out as a clutch and ended up as a makeup bag. 
3. The Sew Obsessed Bag, The bag I use everyday in every way.  
4. Key Keeper coin purse. I hooked this onto my keys and slip my phone into it when I'm at the gym.

Fabrics and Patterns used:


Connie the crafterbug said...

I am amazed at all your talent!

Jackie said...

I am a purse ho...I love love purses, I am so happy I am able to start making my own! I look to you and Tanya for inspriation! But that is not to say I don't pay big bucks for some coach and fossil beauties! Just got a baby laptop bag from fossil this weekend, the Emilia flat crossbody, oh mama, it is FABULOUS!!! Forget the shoes, it is all about the purse, baby!!

Kelly said...

you made those bags!?!?! WOW! is all i gotta say.
stopped by from the pleated poppy.

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

wow, so glad i found you- so talented! i'm stopping by from wiww and would love for your to visit my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on-