Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cotton Purse...

Good morning and happy day after the 4th!!!! So I promised to post pictures of the purse I was working on but I just haven't had a chance to get on here until now! I am happy to say that the purse is complete and it turned out even better than I had hoped for.....

 Available for sale @ http://www.luvbuzz.etsy.com/

Pretty cute right? I love the finished product. I made a flat bottom with an insert to give it more structure and I used an alternative fiber for the strap which gives the look of a leather strap without the cost of leather cord :) I do plan on fashioning a strap with leather one of these days but it really is rather costly. I also lined the purse with a heavy textured fabric and finished it off with a snap closure! I think this is my favorite purse so far.
Okay, now for some really exciting news.....Luvbuzz is going to be participating in our very first public market in September and I cannot wait. I am elated and totally freaked out at the same time! One of my goals for Luvbuzz has been to get involved in the public market scene and now I'm finally diving in! The market is a one day affair so I figured it was a really great way to get started with vending. Now I just need to keep the creative juices flowing to create as many masterpieces as I can between now and then. Those of you in the Pacific Northwest should check it out, the event is called Make Olympia and they are holding markets on three separate days (one per month), July 16th, August 20th and September 17th! For more information you can go to their website @ http://www.makeolympia.com/. And for those of you who are interested in vending as well, they are still accepting applications! I just can't wait to see all of the creative things everyone else will be selling! I live right down the street from the market location and I plan on checking out the goods on the July and August dates as well. I really wanted to vend at all three but I decided not to get ahead of myself since I still have so much preparation to do!
Alright, that is all I have for you today! I must get back to work so that I have plenty of product in September! Have a great day and happy crafting!!!!!!