The monkey bag: I decided to do something different for the handle/strap and I really like the result...
I made 'ties' on each end and then ran a matching woven belt through the ties...makes the length adjustable using the belt and using the side ties, which are made from the same soft ultra-suede as the sides.
I love the way all of the materials I used for this bag coordinated so well...I'll be listing her on etsy soon. First I have to take her for a test drive to the grocery store to check her capacity and strength.
I also finished this colorful, cheerful grocery bag, which you last saw as a pile of raw materials....I really love the colors and also the belt strap, and it is very strong...double seams throughout for carrying heavy groceries....I'll be taking her for a test spin to the store this week to be sure she meets my strength standards.
And, last but not least, I finished painting these awesome clogs (size 7)...all I need to do to them now is apply the spray-on matte finished protective coating. I really am excited about these...they turned out very well, I think... ...and I've already started on a black pair (size 8) that will be based on night skies...a little bit daunting but I have a vision and I am going to try and replicate it on the shoes. Should prove interesting and probably a bit difficult, but I gotta try!
What's next? Well, I have a dress to embellish with Oriental fabric; I have a bag, a large handbag or tote actually, that will have crocheted front and back with fabric lining and sides. Still working on matching things up, and I haven't begun to figure out what the straps will be like. I just know these will be fun to do and I like doing fun things...work should be fun, right?
I hope you have a wonderful day!! And please feel free to share my blog, my Facebook page, pieces of work, etc., with your friends and co-workers...I believe each piece that I create is made for someone individual, and so I want to do what I can to match the persons with the pieces that are waiting for them. And of course, you can send folks to www.goodkharmarethreads.etsy.com if they'd like to see more of what I do. I hope to get these new items and also some of the painted art listed on etsy within the next week.
Peace to you...thanks for taking the time to come and see what I've been up to!