Saturday, August 30, 2008

Prototypin'

Well the weather was absolutely miserable today....so what better thing to do than snuggle up inside where it's nice and warm for a spot of crafting.
I spent the afternoon, cutting, sewing, unpicking, more cutting, more sewing, more unpicking etc until I found a shape that was a bit different and that I liked.


Then I decided that I also wanted it to be reversible, so this is where I ended up. I stiffened the boxy bottom by adding some denim between the bottom layers.

I shall christen this bag Prototype 1. The next prototype will have some pockets and a neater strap. If you look really closely, you'll see that the strap is actually attached using curtain rings....it's the only thing I could find for the job today.

I made my very first sale in The CurlyPops Shop today (thankyou Liesl). A very big thankyou to everyone who checked it out and left me a message....I really appreciate the support!

By the way, I've just read a post by Sharon on her Handmaiden blog regarding costing and pricing for online selling....definitely worth checking out.



10 comments:

Mc Cranky! said...

Love the fabric, I really like the shape too. Very nice!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Very excited to be your first customer. Good on you for getting your shop up and running so fast!

I like Prototype 1 - the fabric and design are lovely.

Jodie said...

Great shape, it looks like a ginger jar!

Cass said...

Looks good Cam, calico is also good to use between layers as it's pretty cheap.

BigCat said...

Congrats on your first sale and getting the shop off the ground. It's really great news.

I hope you're still going to have plenty of time for sewing bonanzas and other craft excursions.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Well done on the launch of your new enterprise!! Love your new bag shape - practical and stylish.

SadieandLance said...

Woo Hoo I'm a customer too!

muralimanohar said...

Prototypin' is CUTE!!!

BTW, left you an award on my blog!!

Leni and Rose said...

I likee too!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

What a great shape! And congrats on making your first sale. So quickly too!