rennes

3.12.2010

new style in progress + two new market totes






I'm working on a new bag, the fitzgerald tote bag. I drafted and finished the first one yesterday. At first I thought I would make the cross body strap attach with rivets, but then i tried just tying the strap on, and I really really liked how it looked. It reminded me a lot of a little bag I made about a year ago. I hope it doesn't come across as a "I'm to lazy to properly attach the strap" look, but I think this way it looks like it has bunny ears or something, which I'm kind of fond of. I also should have attached the d-rings a bit lower so the top could fold over more, but that's why it's the first one - it doesn't have to be perfect. Speaking of d-rings, I sewed them on top of the side seam of the bag, which is different from what I usually do, sewing it into the seam of the bag. I'm still not sure what I like better, I think I actually like this less, even though you would think it would be more sturdy, I think it's less sturdy. Anyways, just my mind flitting back and forth in the decision making process...



Also, I just added two new market totes to the etsy shop, one in metallic silver and one in ice blue, both nice and summery! The ice blue is really really soft and supple, let me tell you. This is really nice cowhide, one of the nicer hides I've seen. Actually, I really love all leather, so you probably shouldn't listen to me!

We're leaving for a small trip to new york this weekend, saturday through monday, so all items purchased in this time won't ship out until tuesday. Looking forward to seeing my friend I haven't seen since we graduated, going to the japanese bookstore, and checking out this sale, and the most awesome thing, riding the train there! Have a nice weekend!

11 comments:

anabela / fieldguided said...

The new bag is AMAZING! WOW! I love how the strap knots on the rings. Oh man. Too good!

oneeyedrabbit said...

Fantastic! I love the new Fitzgerald tote. I hope to get one when you update your shop!

Paule T.B. said...

i think it folds perfectly like this.
otherwise, the other straps would fall lower then the bottom of the bag? hanging on the side...
just my opinion. :)
just found your blog last week and i love it.

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EvaForeva said...

Oh man!!! I have the new favorite! That brown tote is going to be a HUGE hit, let me tell you. It's so original and modern yet retro. I love the knots on both sides and the color choice for this style. And it would look just as awesome on men. LOVE!

caitlin said...

I love it! My next bag, I think

Bekväm said...

You've done it again! Yet another beautiful bag. The leather looks soooo....soft. I love the versatility, and I have to agree with everyone else and say the knots are awesome!

Have fun in New york!

_nina_malvada_ said...

love your bags and photoshoots..

nice blog :)

Rūta said...

love your brown bag,love the color of leather and straps look really great here.

Arlie said...

I love it!

jen said...

everything about this bag is so perfect!