All of my recent custom orders have finally been delivered/picked up and I can now share with you the custom awesomeness! I’ve been working with friends, photographers and even a craft show organizer to create new and exciting creations. I love when clients come to me with an idea and I get to bring their vision to life. It’s the big smiles and pure love for my items that makes this job worth it!
My biggest custom order to date is a beautiful camera bag for my good friend and photographer Kristine. She owns Kristine Hannah Boudoir and Photography, I highly recommend you check her work out, she is incredible with a camera! Who know’s maybe you’ll even find photos of yours truly on her Facebook page 😉 Here are the amazing photos that Kristine took of the bag I made:
The outer fabric is an upholstery weight cotton that we chose together online and is lined with a gorgeous zigzag fabric. The entire bag has 1/2 thick foam in it to protect her camera and lenses and let me tell you, that stuff is not fun to work with! The pattern I used is from Blank Slate Patterns
and while the finished product looks nice somethings didn’t go as I wanted. We’ve chatted a little bit about the finished product and there are quite a few things we think should be changed so stay tuned for an update version of my take on this pattern!
My next creation is for an amazing woman and craft show organizer Cheryl. If you have ever had the pleasure to work in a show with this woman, you know she loves to support handmade in any way she possibly can. She runs the 30 Craft Market
at the Peterborough Public Library for Mothers Day and Christmas/Holidays. Her shows have been the best that I have participated in and I am looking forward to another successful December show this year!For Cheryl I made a small shoulder bag to carry small items in. She had sent me a bunch of photos for inspiration and a list of fabric styles that she loves. I was so excited when I found this Batik fabric at Fabricland for only $6/metre, it was such a steal! I knew I would need much so I have plenty leftover for more creating! On the front of the bag I have hidden a pocket along the piping to add a little extra storage. Cheryl was glowing with excitement when I delivered her bag yesterday and to my delight is ordering more bags very soon 🙂
My next two custom ordered bags are for a good friend of mine who also happens to be a photographer as well, Wayne Ferguson Photography
. His approach to photography is truly unique, be sure to check out his page to see just what I mean!It’s not very often I am asked by men to create things so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity. The first bag is for his girlfriend and is intended to be a beach bag but I have a feeling it will be used more frequently. He told me she loved pin up style so I jumped at the chance to finally get my hands on this amazing Alexander Henry fabric. I used the Anita Bag pattern
from I Think Sew
for this beach bag. Today I got a message that she was given the bag and absolutely loves it and the fabric was a perfect choice! Here a few photos of the bag but he has promised to take some professional photos of it as well.
The next bag he had asked for is a suprise for his girlfriends sister and asked for it to be a Spider-man theme. For some reason I have no luck when it comes to finding super hero fabric when I need it! This fabric is actually a sheet that my mom found at Value Village and with some careful placement and the perfect matched red twill this bag came to life! I wanted this bag to be a little different from my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bag I had made (haven’t seen that one? you can find it here!) so i played around with some pattern pieces I had and took some inspiration from Pinterest and this is what I came up with:
I used a heavier weight interfacing in this one to keep the shape. The sheet was very light and flimsy so I needed a way to keep the shape. For fun I added in ant cotton fabric for the lining because spiders eat ants right? (I’m far to girly for super heroes!) I am so excited for the her to get this bag and hear what she thinks! All of these super hero themes have gotten me addicted to trying new things and it’s making me more creative!This week I am finishing up another one of the Pin-up style bags for my Step-Grandmother as well as working on some childrens drawstong backpacks! I’m also looking for inspiration for boys and girls items. I have so much children fabric that I have never used and would love to use it up! So please share in the comments, my facebook page or send me a message of what types of things you would love to see me create!
Have a wonderfully warm Summer week. If you are in a heatwave like us please stay cool, remember your SPF and stay hydrated!
Reposted from 07/16/2013