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« on: April 26, 2006 02:34:57 PM »

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 Smiley 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. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006 02:38:31 PM »

Would I be able to pay you for a customized set as sewing for the theme?

I love personal swaps! Just ask me about them! I have tons of fabric to trade for maybe other fabric..or knitted or crochet items!!!

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006 02:42:22 PM »

I don't know Shutterbug, but anyone with good taste would be pleased!  You do gorgeous work, you should be proud, and confident that she'll love it Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006 05:47:58 PM »

holy crap!  i fell in love with your typewriter set.....and now you REALLY have me coveting your goods with the photography set!  Beautiful work, and great eye for design!  I love how you use the sounds as words to incorporate into your designs.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2006 07:12:05 AM »

i SO drool over all of your stuff.

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2006 07:24:13 AM »

I love your work! I've checked out all three laptop sleeves that you've posted and your website and all your stuff is so beautiful!

Especially love the front pockets of the messenger/tote.

Would love to hear more about your further adventures with straps, I always have a hassle with side straps getting caught in the flap at the front!

Did I mention that I love your work!?!

« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006 08:39:19 AM »

Awesome job!....love it....
Question...what is the material you used and are the straps vinyl or leather?
you do such beautiful work!
Hope your rib is healing...BTW - what are you studying in school? just curious
thanks for sharing your gorgeous bags!
ps..wish i knew how to silkscreen..it seems like so much work thou
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2006 11:21:19 AM »

Absolutely beautiful!  I hope she's as happy with her set as I am with mine.

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2006 11:53:00 AM »

I LOVE IT! Wow, it was totally worth the wait! I hope your rib is feeling better.

I can't thank you enough! I'm sure Eduardo will love it, too. hehe. If anyone else is interested in having Jas make you something I can highly recommend her. She made sure everything was exactly how I pictured and as you can see, the work really speaks for itself.
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2006 12:06:15 PM »

Those have to be the most awesome bags I've ever seen!
Great work!
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