How, on Earth, can I think about sewing the sleeveless top when it's soooo darn cold here?!...
Beginning of June and it's 10 degrees outside! (and inside it's so chilly that I keep my SnowWhite shawl wrapped around my shoulders while sitting at the computer or with the needles - I thought it would stay in the closet till Autumn!...).
And they say the whole Summer in Poland will be like this!... So, we decided to go on holidays sometime in September, and definitely leave the borders and visit some warmer countries, my husband especially likes the trip to Spain via Germany and France. We'll see about that (I dream of Turkey... ^^).
Anyway, Robert is away on business trip so I have the whole day to myself - I can do whatever I want! ^-^ (some things I have to do, unfortunately...). He left last evening, so I stayed until very late and was finishing some bags for sale and here are the results of my late night efforts (all patterns are mine, feel free to copy them if you like):
This one has a zipper closure and I'm proud of the way I sewn on the handle - it's attached not on the sides of the bag, but on the front and back upper corners, hidden under the triangles of leather. I have two more bags in this shape from different fabrics ready to sew.
SOLD! 2 June
These two have the rectangular shape, but they have elastic in a tunnel . The first one has a wooden button&velvet ribbon closure.
This one looks a bit like a skirt, because the bottom part is pleated. (Yes, I know, it's the third bag of the same fabric, but now I have no more of this one left! ^^).
This one is bigger and has a long handle that can go across the chest. The lining is yellow. I've made a skirt out of this fabric once and then I decided to make the bag out of the rest.
Okay, you've already seen this one, but I've added the closing buckle.
I also check the Tote Exchange bag every day to see whether it's finally dry to assemble it with a knitted&felted flower I created (and send it to my pal).
Have you got any good ideas for drying the felted bags?
I left it outside in the sun and wind, I used my hair-dryer, it's a pity central heating is off because I could leave the bag near the radiator (note to myself: felting is an Autumn/Winter craft).