Lately, I have been taking some amazing photos of my previous trips and hikes. One day I discovered a website called Spoonflower.com, where I can upload my own pictures and have them printed on fabric! Once I receive the fabric, I have been making tote bags and zippered pouches with my printed photographs! The first tote bag I made were from a couple of pictures I took on my Paris trip. I made an instagram collage of pink roses and the Eiffel Tower. I thought this bag came out great.
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The next two tote bags are pictures of flowers I took during my hikes here in Colorado and in Michigan. The first bag is a collage of lilies and flowers, and the next tote bag is a close up picture of the Colorado flower.
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The two zippered pouches I made were from pictures I took of the Colorado mountains! The first picture was from back in Fall. I thought the pictures printed on the fabric perfectly. I have been interested in photography recently, and I love that I can show off my bags and my photographs at once!
I can’t believe it is already April! After having a very warm February and March, it feels like spring came early this year. Nothing new going on in the last couple months, just continuing to stay busy with my sewing. I am excited to have my first craft show of the year coming up in May, so of course I have been preparing for that. I have included examples of creations I have made the past two months, including more Colorado bags, a CO cross-body bag made with up-cycled denim, and Broncos bags!
Other bags I have made including a Honey Bee drawstring bag, Paris Zippered Pouch with up-cycled denim, and another sugar skull bag! More updates on the upcoming craft show and other new creations next month!
So far, Fall has been unseasonably warm these past few days in Colorado. Halloween is approaching, so I have been busy making trick-or-treat bags, mainly for my niece and nephews. Last week, I participated in my second craft/vendor fair here in Colorado. This fair took place in Centennial, and I had fun meeting other vendors and makers. Last week we visited a couple haunted house attractions and pumpkin patches. I didn’t carve a pumpkin this year, instead I painted a large sugar skull.
Of course, I am continuing to sew more handbags! I have been working on a new design, which is sewing the Colorado flag onto the tote bag using felt fabric for the C and the yellow sun. The first bag turned out good, and I am working on a few more bags using the Colorado flag inspiration but experimenting with different colors.
I have been shopping at my favorite local fabric stores, and buying so much unique fabric that I think my new handbags are better than ever! I also think I have found a new hobby, which is the paint and wine nights! On Friday, I painted an awesome picture of “Colorful Colorado” which is hanging up in my living room!