I wanted to share this mosaic with my blog visitors just to show you how much I love fabric (and sewing, of course). These pictures are old, of when I got my first digital camera. You will notice that it was not a very good one or maybe I was not very good at taking pictures then, not that I am a pro photographer right now but I think I have improved.
Well, these are some bags that I made long time ago when I found that making handbags was actually a lot of fun. My father in law who was an interior decorator, gave me a lot (I mean A LOT)of fabric samples for crafts. Since I am a stay at home mom and my child was a baby then, I had a lot of time to think about what to do with those samples. They were small and I could not think of anything, besides I was not into craft shows and had no friends to give cute little handmade gifts away. So I had not idea how to employ these small pieces of material.
Then I thought: "I can make coasters for the house!!" :) and I made several sets, after that I start making little pouches, cards, you name it. As you can figure my brain started to get more creative and then I thought that I would try to make a bag, but how? The pieces were to small, and the idea came to me; I could make one out of combining pieces of different fabrics! And that is how everything started.
I continued sewing bag after bag until I had not room where to put them and then I decided to venture into craft shows, and I have to say that I was actually very successful from the beginning and I had a blast!
Anyway, I have not stopped making bags and other accessories ever since and here is this picture mosaic of my first handmade bags.