Or in my case Bags (plural…you know, as in many bags). Another wonderful Facebook friend I met along the way through my networking and such is quite a wonderful artist when it comes to sewing purses, bags, totes and more!
A month or so ago LivingSocial had a deal for a PanAm overnight bag and I fell in love with it – I loved everything about it except the price tag! This is a picture of a similar one (just in case you have no idea what a PanAm bag is, but really, how could you not know what it is). The one on LivingSocial (from Fab) was all blue, but both are very cute!
When I showed my friends in the networking group this bag one of them shared a bag she had made using a tutorial from Riley Blake (who designs some of my favorite fabrics). I mean, seriously, check out this cute bag! The tutorial (linked in the previous sentence) provides all you need to make this bag (except the “ingredients” of course).
I know have seen the items in my shop so you know I can sew, but I can’t SEW! But, my good friend Trish over at Lemon Drop Creations can!! She has made some really stunning wallets, zipper pouches, handbags, and totes! I’m in awe of how great the craftsmanship is and how quick she is able to make them. As soon as I saw the picture of the Riley Blake bag I tapped Trish on the shoulder (virtually, of course) and commissioned (begged) her to make me one.
I’d like to say it stopped there…but it didn’t. I then saw a tutorial for a cute messenger bag that would be perfect for my laptop and so I asked for that too. And then! Well, then there was this cute Zip and Go bag she posted a picture of and I don’t think I have to tell you where this is headed. 🙂
Three bags it is! Or so I thought. Trish surprised me with 2 more bags and a fabric notepad cover! Five bags! What could really make a girl happier? (Well, maybe 5 pair of shoes as well as 5 bags.)
If you are looking for something more along the line of a one of a kind – using a favorite fabric – check out Trish at Lemon Drop Creations. I’m sure she can whip something up for you.
Let me show you the wondrous things she did for me!
Having seen her bags in person I just have too second how high quality they are.
They definitely are great quality! So glad to have “met” Trish on Facebook so I can partake in her sewing genius!
My fave is the vinyl chevron travel bag! Fabulou! Just perfect for travelling!
I just can’t wait to use it this weekend! I’m so excited!
I love the messenger bag.
Isn’t it great! I can’t wait to use it. It’s just perfect!
I’m not sure if my make up would fit in this!! LOL I love the blue and pink(or) red ..which ever color it is!
LOL! I definitely have issues with needing to carry make-up around! The Zip & Go is pink and grey chevron with white and grey elephants on the inside. The elephant bag has grey vinyl chevron on the inside. Trish can make any size, I think.
I love her stuff! I have a makeup bag and a messenger bag and some wallets!
Awesome! A wallet would definitely be in my future if weren’t for my Coach wallet I got 7 or so years ago that still looks brand new! But, I have them on my radar for gifts.
Thank you so much for featuring my bags today! I had fun and learned a lot In the process. I really enjoy making custom designed bags so I know you are getting just what you want. Also, if one arrives and isn’t all you hoped it would be, I have a money back guarantee. And, if down the road you should need a repair, I will do so at no cost to you other than the return shipping to me. I hope you enjoy them for many years to come!
Happy to share your great work! I firmly believe in sharing the love and sharing the small businesses that I love!
Gorgeous bags!!! I love the messenger bag!! 🙂
Can you stand it!?! I can’t wait to use it when I head to my blogger conference this weekend!