Category Archives: make – bags

green screen printed constellation purses

Last year, I made these zodiac constellation purses for my handmade shop.

They were popular but I encountered a problem in the demand-supply department. While a lot of people were quite smitten with the constellation concept, the fact that they were somewhat personalized (zodiac and all that) was not good for sales. I had more than a dozen inquiries about a Taurus design but I managed to make only two.

Segue: At the risk of sounding positively loony, I was wondering if people of certain star signs attract other people sharing said star sign. I am Taurus and well, like I said, I had a good number of inquiries from people born under the bull sign. So, er… Taureans UNITE! Heh. Just a thought.

So anyway, for this year, I wanted to continue the constellation idea but I had to do away with the limiting zodiac concept. And so I went with the general starry sky look. 

The zodiac constellation purses have sewn details. This new version are screen printed.

Alas, I managed to make only six because I am still trying to figure out green film screen printing. Cutting out the design is the easiest part. Adhering said design to the screen is another matter altogether. My first attempt went stellar; the succeeding ones, not so much.

In other words, the new constellation purses ended up being as limited edition as last year’s zodiac ones. Life is funny that way.

I listed some of the zodiac purses for sale on the online shop, THIMBLECAP.

The rest will be available this weekend at the CIS Christmas Bazaar at Marco Polo Cebu (Nov. 29 – 30).

rubber to purse: DIY rose stamp

Step 1: Draw a rose on the eraser. Use dark pencil. Keep your lines consistent.

Step 2: Start carving the outer outline.

1489248_10203927870731875_4184281881559358736_n

Step 3: After carving the outer areas, carve around the inner lines.

10471264_10203927873051933_8548357822114841438_n

Step 4: Trim around the drawing. Practice stamp to see if your lines are consistent.

10451322_10203927874251963_6250715695418207646_n

Step 5: Practice stamp some more. Cat approval optional. 
10603615_10203927875611997_2938645005196664128_n

Step 6: Handstamp on fabric using textile paint. Let dry for five minutes. Iron to cure.

And here is the handstamped rose canvas in purse form:

p3 p3a

 

These purses are quite large, measuring 9 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches. I made several of this rose stamped design for the upcoming CIS Christmas Bazaar over at Marco Polo Cebu. It’s on the 29th and 30th of November.

I will also be posting one of the rose purses and some of the designs below over at the SHOP.

DSC_5493

BLACK THREAD

The second installment to our crafty wear series is a tribute to Black Flag. THIS is the first.

It turned out delicious.

DSC_4920

DSC_4883-

DSC_4847

I admit that I had reservations about the shirts when we got them from the printer. We said we wanted white shirt but we got them in heather gray. But when I tried one at home, all reservations went out the window.

I’ve been using my shoulder bag a lot these days. It’s perfect for craft supply shopping, see:

P1200470

These Black Thread goodies are available HERE.