Friday, June 17, 2011

Been sewing.....

It's quite theraputic....rewarding.... I should do more of it....




It has a flap and a belt tie detail on the bag, and I made a tie on the back as well.

The lining was kept quite simple, with a zippered pocket and a compartment pocket. The bag closes with a magnetic snap. And I finally found the perfect zip for the leather and wool Large Slouch. In fact, I had to buy a box of assorted zips to find this one, so we now have a few of these lovely "ring-pull" numbers in our LONG ZIP bundles..... I'm quite fond of it.... and must remember that it is a display model (not to be used and trashed by me).
A also made another Draped T-Dress....
This time, in HALF-scale.... (Yes, that's a pen near the base of the stand).


And.... just because it amused me....I made a half-scale Mod bag.


Hopefully there'll be a few more new samples to pack in my luggage to Sydney next week....

26 comments:

Vic said...

How cute is your mini-dress/bag?! That has me smiling, but your purty purple tie bag is smashing too.

fabriccreations said...

I absolutely love the carry all!!!! I love making bags! I may have to pick up this pattern!

Barbara said...

:-DDDDD
Your bags are great, but the half scale creations really made me smile!

Connie said...

Loving those half scale creations!

Erica said...

Your purple tie bag is smashing!

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A Peppermint Penguin said...

uh-oh, Ric-Rac's lillipution is spreading!?

Love the half scale. I do not want to think about the corners in that tiny bag, but it's gorgeous.

Caroline Lovis said...

Every time I visit this blog I find something else that amazes me. Today it was the things you have available in your shop and your tutorials!

Fiona said...

Love the carry all ... Might be my next pattern purchase!!! And the scaled down Mod Bag is really cute too!

trudi@maudeandme said...

I love love that carry all! I'm hoping to sneak away to the show..?

Amanda said...

love the bags I would be tempted to keep them for myself too, you will just have to make another one of the leather numbers for yourself to use and trash when you have a minute that is sound like it is go go go.

thornberry said...

I suspect that the leather one might sneak its way from the display stand into your personal clutches - it is very YOU Nikki, and maybe you deserve a little treat for yourself! The half scale dress already looked so cute and then when you went and made a tiny bag to go with it? Just perfect! Love all of this Nikki.

Katherine said...

Loving your new bags, Nikki! What incredible restraint you have to keep them as displays only. Looks like you'll have lots of wonderful items to take to Sydney.

Jennie said...

Oh those half-scale items are so cute! Be careful or you'll have people swamping you for kid-sized handbag patterns.

Liam's Mummy said...

Love the half-scale Mod Bag.

Maybe you could make the new leather bag again in half-scale and keep the full-size one for yourself?

Annie said...

You have been b u s y !

**Anne** said...

All of these beautiful makes are TOTALLY AWESOME. I love 'em.
Anne xx

Jodie said...

I see the liliputian bug is spreading....what is it about smallness that makes things so bloody attractive?

CurlyPops said...

OMG those half scale models are amazing!
That must have been super tricky.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you really are spoiling my Deidre Nikki, she won't want to come back to live with me. I guess her slightly thinner sister might steal that outfit before she does anyway!!

EvalineJay said...

Very cool bags, I really need to get a bigger sewing machine

Bree said...

Looooooooove the new samples!! And the zips. You have a great eye for fabrics and emballishing Nik. Wish I was coming to Sydney. ox
P.S Definitely tie down a must this show! :(

Tania said...

Dare you to go quarter size. Just to amuse me.

Adele - A Lass from Downunder said...

Yay, you did make a little bag! The Carry All looks rather striking, as does the large slouch ... I reckon they're all perfect eye-catching pieces!!

Fer said...

Damn you're awesome. ♥

Handmade said...

How super cute is half scale? I might do that to myself!!

Lindy in Brisbane said...

I mean no insult to you when I say that for a moment I thought you had made an Essendon footy jumper when I saw that half scale outfit. So funny. My Essendon loving son would love it. In a larger size. If he was a girl.