Monday, July 23, 2007

Yeah, this isn't a Plastic Bag either...

So I wanted a bag I could carry to the city...That wasn't over exposed and carried by the hundreds...



I wanted a bag that I could sling across my body and have it lie relatively flat, would have a strap wide enough not to dig into my shoulder, would have a pocket on the front and one inside large enough to dump my keys and a cell phone into, and that would be cute and packable. It needed to be big enough for a magazine, deep enough for a light sweater to go in it if needed, and sturdy enough to be thoroughly abused.

Not asking much, or so I thought...But I couldn't find that bag. So I made it. Sorry, Anya Hindmarch.


Totally cute. I made it with some great fabric I found a month or so ago, but had no idea what I would do with. The body of the bag is three layers of fabric thick on each side, so it also was a sweet way to use up a little ugly fabric for the middle of the sandwich that no one will ever see.


The lining is so nice that I could potentially turn the thing inside out and get two bags in one, if I wanted to.
Just like this....


I'm not planning on selling these on Etsy, this one is just for me....but I suppose if there was an interest...hmmmm, I could. I did make a pattern as I worked, after all.

At this point I am considering splitting my Etsy shop into two anyway, one shop for the paintings, prints, and collage and another for the fiber based stuff. I'm not sure if this is a great idea. I know others have done it, and I am afraid my shop is starting to look a little schizophrenic. Do you have an opinion on shop splitting?

8 comments:

ellen said...

What a great bag, love the colors!

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

I love the bag... who needs to go to the shops when you can russle something up like this up yourself!

Shop splitting - I' not really sure... twice the marketing, but if your product is different enough then it might be the only way to keep your main shop's brand clear to buyers???

Sara x

Angela said...

I can't help you with the shop splitting, but the bag is great!

BrazilDesigns said...

Your bag totally rocks! You definitely should put on Etsy!!

Caroline said...

*lol* @ the schizophrenic Etsy shop!!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Love the bag and all the new flowers!

I hear ya on the schizophrenic shop thing. I suffer from the same illness. I think mine is more craft ADD though. I considered splitting it, but then just thought it was representative of my personality and left it.

Good luck though!

Marysusan Noll said...

Thanks for the opinions. I think I will leave well enough alone as far as splitting the shop is concerned for the moment. If I do another shop right now, it would probably be for de-stash purposes. I have SOOOOOOO much stuff and need some room.

Marysusan Noll said...

Oh...and the bag...I'm going to be making three of those on order when I get back from my little vacation!