Monday, April 9, 2012

Seven More Bags

About two months ago I was contacted by Dale at Dale's Floral Designs in Warsaw, Virginia (about two hours away from where I live).  She had bought one of my zippered purses here in Williamsburg a while ago--it's the frog purse I blogged about HERE--and she liked it so much she wanted to sell my bags in her store.  Her little town doesn't offer much in the way of shopping, which is probably why her floral business is doing so well that she is expanding, and she wants to carry gift items, like my bags.

Since I am not actively marketing my bags at the moment, I didn't have anything to offer Dale in the way of a catalog to order from, so she decided to make a trip to a fabric store to look for fabrics that would make good bags.  She knows the themes that would appeal to customers in her area, but she admits she didn't really know what she was doing when she was choosing fabric!  She's more of a flower person!

Dale sent me seven different prints and asked me to make one bag from each.  I used her fabrics for the front and pockets of each bag, and used coordinating fabrics from my stash for the accent stripe on the front, the lining, and the back and bottom.  Here they are:

Hummingbirds, horses, and cabbage roses

Ladybugs, rosebuds, tropical fish, and crabs

I love them all!  Dale, you did a GREAT job choosing these fabrics!

9 comments:

Alexandra Abarca said...

Leslie thanks a lot for visited my blog, I don´t read and write a quite english, so we can try to understand each other!!!

Your bags are lovely!!

Ale
Costa Rica

LimeRiot said...

Those are going to sell like hot cakes, Leslie! Dale picked some fun fabrics and you really turned them into fabulous bags. Congrats on the opportunity - I'm sure it will work out great for both of you.

mini_mum said...

those are fab bags, Dale sure did do a great job of choosing the fabrics, and the ones you matched them with are excellent!

Have a huge want for one, but don't know which is my favourite, possibly the ladybugs, but then the horses, no the rose buds, oh I don't know!

Kay said...

These are great, I particularly love the ladybirds bag.

wendiek said...

The great fabrics turned into awesome bags!
Great job, Leslie.

And I agree with LimeRiot: you will both benefit.

Anonymous said...

Hi Leslie....how long are the straps & bag sized medium??? I love longer straps...Rosebuds caught my eye. Margaret

Leslie Andersen said...

Margaret, here are the dimensions of these bags:
9" tall
12" wide at the top
8.5" wide at the bottom
4" deep
12.5" drop to the straps

I have a few in my etsy store; just click on the picture at the right, and you can read a little more about them. Thanks!

waggonswest said...

You did a great job turning that variety of fabric into beautiful bags. Very classy and yet true to the theme of the fabric.

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