Monday, May 11, 2009

Story of a Bag: The End




This is the end of my tiny story of two big bags. Remember in my post a few days ago, I said that I wanted to take some better pictures of the Fireweed bag? Well, I sold it before I got the chance! So we'll have to make do with these cloudy day pictures until I make the next one. And while making these bags I remembered a great little tip that was passed on from my Great Grandmother, Ina. To keep her pins sharp, she would scrape the pin lightly through her hair before she inserted the pin into the fabric. The purpose of this was to put a micro layer of oil onto the pin so that it slid more easily into the fabric. I had purchased some new pins and they were very "sticky" when I was trying to work with them. I tried Grandma Ina's trick, and it really works! She actually would stuff her pincushions with the hair from her hairbrush and swore that it kept her pins in fine working order better than anything else.

I also have a little bit of news from my other shop at Art Garage Sale: there's a BIG BIG giveaway happening sponsored by 16 artists from the Art Garage, including me! You can enter the giveaway at ScoutieGirl for your chance to win ALL 16 items! This is a value of over $600.00 worth of great handmade items, including one of my wallets. HOORAY for free art!

5 comments:

juglans said...

Lovely bag as usual! The banana made me smile - wonder if the pin trick works with cat hair - my long haired one is shedding something fierce!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Hmmm... I don't think I'd try it with cat hair...

Pam Corwin, Business of Crafts said...

I love love. love this bag (and this story)!!

The Mayberry Sparrow said...

Oye, I covet thee bag! It's gorgeous!!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks you all! I'm really happy with the way these are turning out.