Books · mini pip

excuses, excuses

So it’s only the second week of the new year and I’ve broken my biggest resolution. But I do have a pretty valid excuse. As soon as I posted my last entry, I signed onto Stumble Upon and a few websites later, I got a virus. It has taken a while to get my computer back up and running, and all my documents are still not on my computer. But, while I haven’t had my computer, I did accomplish some things!


#1 Amy Butler Bag.

So I bought this bag making kit from a sewing store about an hour away from me. It came with a pattern to make the “Frenchy Bag” and all the materials to make the bag. After this experience, I will never purchase a store made kit again. The pattern comes with two sized bags, I was hoping to make the one on the front cover, the one that I saw when purchasing the kit, but it didn’t come with enough fabric. It also didn’t come with the correct closure the bag needed (magnetic snap). While the kit was poor,the pattern itself was great! I’ve always admired Amy Butler’s bag designs and fabrics so to get the chance to make it was nice and I would definitely buy another.


#2 Finished my first book of the new year!

“The Book of Lost Things” by John Connolly. It’s amazing, read it. After becoming a costume design major, I think about costumes whenever I read books. This would be a fantastic book to design just because it’s part fairy tale part destruction. I’m not a reviewer of any kind but I become very attached to good books, and this is one of them. If you like fairy tales with a dark twist and lots of adventure, this is for you.


#3 Making more Bags!

Mini Pip is the name of my bag business. I design and make bags and have been for the past few years. I sell mostly to friends and through my Mom’s store but want to open up my etsy shop soon. I’ve cut out fabric to make 35 bags and have been in the process of putting them together. I go back to school on Tuesday so I’m hoping to finish before I leave. Once I get all my old pictures back on my computer I can post some of my finished bags.  


On my list of to-do:

Pack for school, find a fantastic stuffing recipe, and try to figure out how to make pictures smaller…


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