bags at craft fair
Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..
I started this blog when I entered the knitting community. Not a month after taking a job at a knitting store, I realized there was an entire universe out there where people who were just like me existed.
See, my whole life I never had a friend who liked to sew or knit or paint flowers on recyled chinese take out containers or decoupage old chairs that they found on the curb. The friends I had, I suspect, thought I was a little weird and wondered why I spent time trying to make a dress when I could just go out and buy one.
But then I heard that one of my customers had a blog. "What exacty is a blog?" I wondered. And then I saw one. And another. And another. I fell into a whole world of people who decoupage chairs and who look at things and, more often than not, think, "I can make that," rather than, "I will buy that."
So, before I even knit, I sewed. Not that I'm an expert, but my mom always sewed and it was the first thing I learned how to do. Way before knitting. And I've been making handbags for people for, oh, maybe 8 years or so.
And so last weekend I went to the craft fair where I sell my handbags every year. (You may remember seeing this fabric before.) I thought I'd give you a little peek.
After this weekend, I intend to update my etsy shop. It's been up for a while but I've kept it under wraps because I wasn't 100% thrilled with my "inventory", but I'll update the most recent bags (which I am happy with and which I think are kind of cute) and then it'll be all up and running.