|Nokomis Sunset Drum Circle|
So I took inventory of my burgeoning vintage lace, fabric and wood pieces and clothes pins collection and decided to come up with some inexpensive things to make and sell, and if time permits, some new lighter cross body purse/gadget bags. I have only just begun, but here are a few of the things I made Saturday night and Sunday morning while sipping my coffee.
The flower and heart motifs I cut from vintage linens, and bits of trim, and using Stiffie, (fabric stiffener) I painted them with several coats, letting dry overnight.
The final 2 items: is a cross body bag, that is sized for an IPad or any reader, and of course pockets for the phones as well, (shown on the left) as I researched ideas and am hoping to make my bag unique with lots of fabric collage and trims. I continue to avoid putting any extra cost into the materials as I have a plethora of all. I probably won't be using webbing or D rings, but I cut out a few bags to start, possibly using fabric for the handles. The other bag idea, I saw on Pinterest, making a small cell phone charger case that hangs from the plug block. So many times I have to hang my phone from a desk top or left on a floor while it charges. I think the teen set would like these as well.
|Sandy'sSmarty Charger Holder|
|Sandy's Sassy Cross Body Bag|
So here is what I have so far, I think I will add grosgrain ribbon around the plug opening on the Smarty Charger, I'm still playing with the design, probably will make them longer so they can fold over when not in use. I cut out the makings of several of each, hoping to get faster, so they will make me some money for my time...I guess they are providing me with some therapy, as the cold and snowy weather continue to wear on me. Hubby has been working long hours, and I feel I need to keep busy as well. My jobs continue, I average 50-60 hours out of the home each week combined retail and subbing. The latter, allows me to bring hand sewing or cutting out so I don't feel so bored. I will work up a tutorial on my next post, hoping to streamline my processes...9 days till the indoor craft show, here is the poster for it, if you are in the northeastern Ohio area, the quaint town of Shelby, Ohio - please come and see us!