Travel bag becomes silk, evening bag

Since I am a purse-maker, I should always be carrying the right purse for every ocassion. Recently, I attended to party that involved mostly standing and dancing. Honestly, I rarely get out to such events, so I didn’t have the proper bag on hand for the evening. So course, I made one!

I used a pattern which, on the envelope front, looked a bit like a dowdy, travel bag.

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However, I thought it would be the perfect size to put my essentials in for the evening. I made the strap thinner and used for four colors of silk that I once again got from my favorite fabric store, Michael Levine.

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For a little interest, I added to button. I think I managed to find to most expensive button at Joann’s Fabrics, $10.95! (And I was one day early for my coupon. Darn!)

The dimensions are 6 1/2″ x 5″. The strap is 52″ long – perfect for wearing diagonally from your shoulder.

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And my little, silk bag was perfect for my friend’s birthday party!

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Warm, cozy iphone case

If you have knitted and felted wool yarn, you know that the result is a super strong, durable product – perfect for protecting a cell phone! I went a little crazy and knitted and felted one ย cell phone case a day for 30 days.

Here are some of the phone cases I made:

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I designed the case to fit an iphone, but it will fit most cell phones. The dimensions are approximately 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.

I added a thin leather strap to some of them, so they can be worned over your shoulder.

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I was grateful to sell many of my 30 phone cases during the holiday season. Presently, I have the remaining one for sale on my new website, Modern Home Ec.

 

Hip enough for Hanna

I’ve still been having lots of fun dyeing old white t-shirts and thought I’d design a little shoulder satchel that both teenagers and adults might like. So here is my 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ satchel that is made from three layers of hand-dyed, recycled, t-shirt fabric.

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The bag is lined with a solid teal, recycled fabric and it has a velcro closure. The 52″ strap is a 1/4″ genuine leather lace from Tandy Leather Factory.

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It hits the hip perfectly when worned diagonally on the shoulder.

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This mini satchel can be purchased on Etsy.