Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sunday, 26 June 2011

iPhone bags

It looks like everybody has an iPhone these days. If not the iPhone, than any kind of touch phones. If you're one of those lucky people, you need a bag that suits your new phone, right? These bags are slightly bigger than those for ordinary cell phone - perfect for iPhone or Blackberry. They are made from quality upholstery fabric and cotton or silk for interial.
Did I mention they are all unique, one of a kind? Loads of friend can have iPhone just like yours, but no one will have the same iPhone bag as you. Price? 14 €. 





More info? Contact me at 
blackbird.bags@gmail.com

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

More Market bags


SOLD



I have added key holder in the last two market bags. No more searching for key somewhere in the bottom of the bag. 

SOLD

That's that with market bags. I won't be making them for a while. 

Monday, 20 June 2011

Sewing books

There's something you might not know about me..... I love books. Fiction, non fiction, you name it. Since I discovered The Book Depository with their free delivery policy worldwide I'm in big trouble. I wanna have soooo many books, you better not know how long my wish list is.
Today I received brand new book The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam. For those of you who never heard about Lisa, you should check out her blog. She has plenty of tutorials and how tos. I already downloaded one of her free bag purse pattern, but never came round to making it. Someday....



My other sewing books are Making Handbags: retro, chic, luxurious by Ellen Goldstein - Lynch, Sarah Mullins and Nicole Malone.



Designer Home Sewing by Linda Lee


I'm not at all a pattern girl.... I don't use sewing patterns at all. Maybe this new book will change my mind. Now I'd love to buy a really good patchwork or quilting book. There are so many, to many, I don't know where to start. Unfortunally there are almost none in our biggest book store, so I have to buy from the internet. Any suggestions? Must be a book for begginers. Like a cook book for someone who never saw a kitchen before.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Before and after

You know those magazines or internet pages where they show the room before and after renovation/decoration? I love decorating, so I love those before and after things. You can do it in an old handbag as well.

This is my before.....

 and after handbag.

Detail look on little felted balls.

Before the bag closed with velcro, now with magnetic snap. Before there was no interial fabric, now there's an iterial fabric with pocket and a key holder.

Do you have any old bags you're not using any more? Do a bit of change and voila you have a brand new bag. 

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Market bag

Going on a market on Saturday morning? Maybe to the library? Wanna look unique with a unique shopping bag?

Those are unique, handmade shopping bags made of 100% cotton. They are approximately 38 cm x 36 cm (the size may vary a bit since they are all uniqe). You can use them when going to the market, shopping goceries or as a library bags. I have one of those and I use it for carrying my lunch to work and when I'm going home from work, I stop at a store and buy food - the bag is strong enough for carrying all of that.



When not in use you can simply fold them and put them in your handbag. The size of folded bag is approximately 13 cm x 10 cm.


Cool, right?

Thursday, 9 June 2011

In progress...

Thank you for all your help on my first quilt (previous post). For now I'll leave quilting and go back to what I'm good at. Making bags. This one is custim made for a dear friend of mine and is still in process. Just a quick peek.


It was fun yesterday. A little bit of girl talk, little bit of sewing and a lot of cuddling my Irish Setter Flora which she didn't mind at all. Anyone else interested in custom made bag? You'll have to come to me and cuddle Flora while I sew. 

Monday, 6 June 2011

Help needed

This is not an add or anything like it, I need you fellow bloggers to help me out with this quilting problem of mine. Do you remember when I told you about my first quilt?


I was so proud of myself, because I'm a self taught quilter. Making blocks was easy. Then there was a problem of getting batting. When I finally got, I wanted to finish this quilt. I looked at a few youtube tutorials and this is what turned out. I was unable to make so called loops, so I improvised and made waves instead.


This is NOT how a quilt is supposed to look I know that much. I'm obviously doing something wrog, but what? It's all wrinkled. I could just cry....


And this baby quilt was supposed to be a gift! Help me out will you? How can I rescue and finish this quilt? Any kind of help will be very much appreciated. Thank you!