rennes

4.01.2011

riley spring tote : in the shop now







I made this new bag yesterday and will be adding it to the shop in a few minutes. As someone who is on the short side of things, this is a perfect bag size for someone my height. (5'3" for a point). I always seem to make rather large bags and then only come to find later that they feel too big for me - but this one is just right! And I think it would be good for a tall person too. I have one made now and in stock and materials to make about 3-4 more. I had fun experimenting with hand-stitching the handles with cotton thread that I waxed with beeswax - it takes a little more time but I really like the simple accent it makes. (Inspired by the single stitch on the tabi flats? perhaps :) )....have a nice weekend everyone! More pouches and such coming soon, hopefully next week, so stay tuned...

p.s. Okay I admit it. I bought the SA Reina sweater and Bodkin Santa Ana shorts in NY...I'm so bad, but I couldn't help myself.

12 comments:

jennifer said...

what a gorgeous bag! i'm totally obsessed with those bodkin shorts AND that steven alan sweater. how do you like them so far?

erica said...

love the shape on this bag, julia.

i was just going to ask about your outfit. how are the shorts? they look super cute on you. i should have taken advantage of the Otte sale and bought the SA sweater. oh well, that's more money saved for Renee's Anaise shop opening next week, i suppose!

have a wonderful (and snow free) weekend. seriously, an april fool's joke gone terribly wrong.

julia / rennes said...

thanks jennifer! i wanted those shorts since last summer but at the time i just couldn't justify it but it has just been such a bad week that i was like, wtf, i'll blow all my money! haha. i love the shorts, the tencel fabric is really great and lightweight but still feels pretty sturdy. i don't think i have taken the sweater off since i got it - the yarn is much different than i thought it would be - kind of ropey but not scratchy at all. the sweater also ran a bit bigger than i thought it would so i got the xs instead of the s. i know SA stuff usually goes on sale but i'm so bad at waiting!

Liz said...

this is such a perfect, simple bag. i can see myself traipsing around brooklyn flea markets with this little guy on my arm!

victoria / cats dreaming in keylime said...

Really perfect bag, just perfect.

erica said...

i definitely have those weeks where only pretty new things will make me feel better!

good to hear that the sweater runs big. the shorts are so awesome. if i were visiting nyc, i would find it hard to resist them, too.

roberta jane said...

aww, it sold out! hope you'll make more of these!

carol-ine said...

gorgeous. I love the chambray against the red brown. and love the shape..

joyce said...

i love this bag julia. the shape is just perfect, and i love that stitch detail on the handles.

metrode said...

good choices! la garconne or elsewhere?

EvaForeva said...

It's perfect! I love the color combination and how light and fresh it is.

Lindsay said...

The new bag is aweeeeesome. As are the shorts!