While away last week, I could only work on what I could carry. And because nobody was willing to move a cast iron, industrial Juki
, I worked on a much smaller scale.
, embroidery needles, and yarn are the perfect traveling companion.
They don’t talk back and they look pretty after a long day.
Now that I’m back in the studio, my focus has shifted because the shop
is sorely lacking handbags and totes.
Today, I finished this large leather weekender
. It’s soft and scrunchy and did I say large? It won’t go into the shop for another day or so as I need to corner my model. (Making the handbag was easier than cornering the model, if that’s any indication)
Handbags and totes will be on the agenda for at least the next two weeks. Leather handbags, such as the one shown above, are made without one of my patterns, which translates into more hours per bag which is kinda fun especially when each bag is totally different.
It’s been a long time since I asked for your opinion…and your opinion matters!
What kind of handbag do you prefer?
Small with a few necessities or large with lots of room?
Single strap or double?
Leather or fabric?
Artistic touches or classically simple?
Colorful or neutral?