I already told you about my new book purse design HERE. But because I love books and purses, I didn’t stop with Jane Eyre. There was no other choice but to sew more books.
SEW BOOKS. Ha! I love those words together and in that order.
And by that, I mean it’s not made of an actual book. I’m sure you know what I’m referring to.
THIS book purse, however, is made of fabric and has a book design.
Inspiration came when I was trying to decide what to do with the leftover fabric from a recent jewelry organizer commission. I wanted to create another purse design that would somehow fall under “everyday things.” I like to sew purses of non-purse things, you see.
Two weeks ago, the boyfriend was invited by Lee Jeans to join their DIY event. I tagged along because well, that’s what we do, you know?
The event was held in a club and while that’s not my thing, I did have a great time. Mostly because they had these craft materials. Craft materials are my “people” so I was good.
Here are the other boys (Hey, Chad. Hey, Nicolo. Hey Doyle.) who were also featured at the event.
The boyfriend. And me, looking all pensive and all that.
I don’t know what I was thinking about. Probably when I will be able to do a shop update. Which finally happened two days ago:
In the spirit of this post’s lack of theme, can I just mention that I have just finished reading the Wheel of Time and that I am bummed that Egwene died?
There are not that many bazaars in my city that cater to makers and crafters. Which would explain why I am joining only one this month. I am hoping that an increase in handmade appreciation will be more apparent next year (because dagnnabit, we have wonderful makers in Cebu).
For this one and only bazaar, I decided to take the display seriously. I am selling a good number of bracelets so I had to make a proper accessories display. Here is what I have:
This is an upcycled display. Its parts used to be cardboard rolls and decorative wooden shelf brackets. The cardboard rolls came from my adhesive fabrics. I glued them to the notches of the brackets using wood glue and painted the whole thing white (5 layers, if I remember correctly).
It looks “legit,” if I do say so myself.
View from the back:
Here are details about the bazaar:
See you there!