Can you handle just a few more show-and-tell handbags? This is the rest of the basketful (oh yes, I brought my basket again) that went to the shop. The above four are the "curtain bag' style that I've been making a few of lately. I really like the size (or atleast, it's been a perfect size for me, sans children), and pleats are too fun to make (but I will restrain myself to keeping them on bags, not clothes. No worries.), but most of all I love making these bags because I don't use interfacing on them. I do not like interfacing, especially applying interfacing in the summer. Ick. So, They're sort of floppyish, and I think that works for them.
And these four were what you saw 'in progress' last Friday. Randomly sized, and pieced, and sewn into a 'bucket' sort of shape. The yellow-y second one in from the right was slightly hard to let go of. So very 'summer'. And it matches my skirt. For that matter, they all match 'something,' which is the beauty of making these bags for me--thinking about where each piece came from, what it's already been used for, and then thinking about where it might be headed.
I promise there will be no handbags in tomorrow's post. Baby toes, perhaps. But no handbags.