30 days of RA Challenge behind me, I should get to the last post in the series. But a letter to RA? That takes time and much thought, and I don’t want it to be over, yet. So I am postponing it until
tomorrow or another day, to keep me entertained on my trip to London. (Heading over to work from the headquarters again for the next few days… and as always I am really looking forward to it, especially as the weather is tipped to be better over there than here…)
Meanwhile, I was engaged in doing what I like least – editing photographs. After photographing an event a couple of months ago, I had to photoshop the images to get them ready for a photo book. I love having the finished object in my hands, but getting there is painful… Especially so, when it isn’t landscape but people photography.
There is a clear cause-effect relationship here why my *own* photographs rarely contain people… Red carpets excluded. I love those. But only if there is a particular someone on them. Anyway, in my usual avoidance mode, I embarked on a different project instead.
No, I didn’t make this design. That has already been around for a little while, although I hadn’t shown you yet. So what do you think? It’s the third version of the previous “whimsical” designs – can you figure out who the various symbols represent?
I uploaded the design to Woven Monkey a month ago (you can find it – and the other two designs – HERE), and the first batch of the printed fabric arrived a couple of weeks ago. Until now, I didn’t have time to play with it, but today inspiration struck and I rustled up a cutesy little handbag.
It is fastened with a custom-made button – pssst, that was actually the result of some improvisation on my part because I forgot to sew the closure into the flap…
However, the big feature of the bag is, that it is reversible. What is the wipeable, oilcloth inside of the bag as shown above 👆🏻, can be turned into the outside as seen below 👇, depending on what you like better. The seams are hidden, so the bag looks finished from both sides.
It’s got a long cross-body/shoulder strap, and it either works as a cute little handbag with a wipeable outside, or a fancy lunchbag with a wipeable inside. It comfortably holds a wallet + sunglasses + mobile phone + Kindle.
What do you think? Hope you like it.
It was great fun – and surprisingly quick – making this bag. I have also stocked up on the other two fabrics again and bought lots of cute ribbons and bits and pieces to sew with – which means I need more projects. A raffle is ideal – also as a way to say thank you for reading and taking part in the RA Challenge, by discussing the various questions here and on other blogs. The challenge would not have been as much fun, if you hadn’t responded to it. Thank you for reading me and for sharing your thoughts on my blog!
So if you leave me a comment, I’ll raffle an item of your choice (handbag, zipper pouch, lunchbag, or pillow case) in the fabric of your choice (blue, black or grey) among all participants. Raffle is open for comments until 11.59pm (GMT Summer), Thursday, 1st June 2017.