September 24, 2007

old memories

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.


IamSusie said...

I think right now, I am where you wer then.. I have lots of fabrics (mostly quilters cottons, but I want to make something new besides large quilts. I'm still a novice at purses and pouches, but your bags are very inspiring!

Cristina said...

What a great story, I would like to have the same courage as you did. And you're 'old' bags, are very cute, and that ideia of putting diferent materials together is fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Esther said...

Fab selection of bags, I think for many people it is the same, the fabric stash comes first and then the necessity and desire to actually make something with it :)

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