Cynthia St. Charles Store

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Scrap Bags

Every once in a while, I try to work on a project to use up scraps. I keep a 30 gallon tub in my studio and all my scraps larger than 2" go into it. After a while, the tub gets too full for the lid to fit and at that point, I try to utilize those scraps in some way.

I really love messing around with random piecing - just putting things together any which way. For the past 5 years or so, I have been making these scraps into one-of-a-kind handbags. These bags are favored by family members for their extreme light weight, durability, and originality. I have a couple of sisters who carry them and all three of my daughters also use them. They sell well in a couple of galleries, including Elements. I think I might try putting some up for sale in my Etsy store, too.

In the past, I have done a lot of detailed quilting on the bags, but this time around, I have kept the stitching fairly basic, and have used stamping and screen printing to enhance them.


Judy Sall said...

They should sell like hot-cakes! I love the colors and patterns... tres chic!

Trish said...

Love the colour combinations.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

The wall of handbags looks like it belongs in an art gallery. Fabulous color!

rupr said...

So pretty colours. I love them.