Hi Crafty Folks!
It's been a while since I've posted. I had intense finals & then to top it all off, I broke a rib. Thank goodness summer is here!
So, as I finally have time to breathe (sort of, breathing becomes a hassle with rib issues), I finally have time to address all the commissions that came my way in the last 1/2 of the semester. Be forewarned, this is an image-heavy post!
This piece is a direct spinoff of my last set (some of you may have seen it already, it's the typewriter set). Shutterbug requested a set that's photography-themed, and asked that the tote have a flap instead of a zipper. So I ended up changing things around a lot, and I'm happy with the results, after quite a bit of messing about. I feel bad, i guess I'm coming across as a bit of a one-trick pony... but I assure you, I'll soon try something new and different... as it stands, catching up on the commissions will run my life for the next few weeks though!
Anyway, I hope Shutterbug is happy with the results, as I'm not really sure if she was expecting this new arrangement for the design. The messengerish tote is really large, to accomodate the laptop sleeve. there's tonnes of room for books & extras (she requested extra knitting space, also). There are two large inside lining pockets, and then right beneath the flap one large pocket, and then a zippered pocket on top of that pocket. They're simple, but they're my favourite part
Oh, yeah, and I ought to mention the method to do this was silkscreening. My biggest struggle with this project is that I thought it'd be neat flow to have the squared-off sides of the bag just be the strap... but it caused me such a hassle. has anyone else made this horrible mistake? next time, i make the straps entirely independantly of the sides. It's not worth the doubling of the workload!!
Ok, Ok, I'm a talker. Here is a multitude of photos:
The SET! I'm addicted to sets, and themes. it's an illness.
The Messengeresque Tote. The strap looks short, but it's about 22" long. the bag's just wide!
These are the bag's guts.
the sleeve. same approach as my typewriter & vespa sleeves.
and last, but not least, my good buddy Syd models the merchandise....
Oy vey, I go on forever.
The end! What do you think, will she approve? I'm sure she'll be here soon to put in her own two cents, though.