Remember my friend Dana? The one I have annual craft swaps with? (2011 swap - I sent this, she sent this...2010 swap)Well I've been trying to cook up a 2012 present for her for a while, and I finally settled on this bag. I bought the pattern (Keyka Lou's Strap Clutch) a while ago, and decided to use it for the first time this weekend since I'm finally working on my New Year's resolution to get serious about my Etsy shop.
Once I finished the bag, I thought to myself "this looks like a Dana bag". So I made a second one, and offered it up to her on Facebook like Andromeda to the Cracken. She likey, so I'm mailing it to her today. And since she lives in NYC now, I also explained that I accept Fat Witch brownies instead of handmade goods/art in return. Mmmmm.
The fabric is from Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2, and the solid is Kona in Medium Gray.
And just to keep things fun, I made a kitschy companion for the classy JDewbs clutch. I felt like it might get lonely in my Etsy shop without a companion. Yes friends, it's true, I do attribute imagined personalities to my handmade goods. In case you were on the fence about my sanity, go ahead and plant your leg on the "Kaelin's crazy" side.
The viewfinder fabric is from Melody Miller's Ruby Star Rising line, the body is Essex Linen in Putty, and the interior fabrics are from Joann's (the houndstooth one is from one of Denyse Schmidt's many DS Quilt lines).
Mmm...linen and polka dots. The only thing that could make this bag yummier is if it were stuffed full of Fat Witch brownies.
Both bags are now in my Etsy shop!