Friday, July 31, 2009

My First Totoro Messenger Bags

Super cute Totoro Bags. I can't resist not sharing this with my friends.
I had a customer who asked me to make her second custom bag for her. The first bag I made for her was long hair orange fake fur with smoke gray fabric messenger bag with matching pouch for computer cords. I also had matching orange strips and orange patch. She design the whole thing and told me specific instruction on how she want the bags. The orange fur bag was a test for me because I never worked with fake fur before. Let just say, by the time I was done with the bags, my studio was cover with orange fuzzes including me.

My customer give me a drawing design for the Totoro bag that she wanted. These Totoro bags are my first using felt and making patches out of them. I love love love making them. It is such a cute character and also I can be so much more creative with my stitches using felt patches. I ended up making multiple different sizes but they are all mini so I will have to make some that fits laptop, books, etc. I would be making more Japanese cartoon character out of felt patches in the future.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Time Scarfs

More of knit scarf in summer colors. I love these things. I wear them everyday. I love the look with a pair of blue jeans and a plain fitted tee to rock these cool summer scarf. They are light, airy, fun accessory and spice up my simple every day outfits. You can wear them once, twice, even three times around your neck. You can also wear them around your waist by full the two loop down from your neck as a waist band/belt. There's some open scarf too that you can just wrap around your neck or your waist. Those one you can also tight and make knots as you please. Possibilities are endless. These scarf are so much.