All Women Love Handbags
It is true, is it not? I’d like to profit from this fact!
These first posts are by way of an introduction. I’m trying to touch on all of the things promised in my header.
Life in a Foreign Land – Check
Poetry – Check
So now ‘Art & Crafts’.
Art and Design subjects were amongst my favorites at school. I then went on to study general Art & Design at college, but never actually put those skills to use in the real world. When I had my big upheaval and moved here I decided that I’d like to finally do something creative.
I knew I wanted to do something fabric based, then one day I happened to fall across this blog, U-Handblog by Lisa Lam of U-Handbag, and I fell in love. I adored her bag designs and tutorials and I decided that making bags and accessories was I wanted to do. I’ve enjoyed most of the crafts that I’ve toyed with over the years, but this is one that I think I can keep doing without getting bored (my attention span is pathetically short).
I’ve found some haberdashery shops here and now that I’m getting braver with my phrase book I’m ready to go and buy some bits. I brought a suitcase full of assorted fabrics over here when I brought my sewing machine, but I don’t have any thread. No thread at all! Any seamstress will know that thread is quite an important ingredient when sewing.
So for now I’d like to show you my test pieces. My family and friends will recognise these photos, these are bags that I made when I was back in the UK (between visas) for a few months.
What do you all think of the slideshow? Is it nice or does it look too fussy?