20.5.11

hi friends,
I hope you had a good week thus far - I don't know if you noticed in my previous post that geninne from geninne's art blog will be doing a one day workshop here at bookhou. margie's been spear heading all of this and I think this will be an amazing visit.
as promised my new bags and both real favs - I will be posting these one of a kind bags in b.a.h. etsy shop this weekend - I am going to do more natural dyeing and try to get similar results - I have high doubts. the two new bags are called the mini and the day bag. both are beautiful and also bringing in some hand sewing for the straps (I stitched with really heavy thread and it is just as strong as machine sewing. I decided to make both bags be able to swing across your shoulder (so many requests for that) and the day bag has a nice metal zipper that I for the first time assembled myself - creating the size and putting in a new pull - I added the leather scrap on the pull giving it more of a grip - also the day bag has nice ample space for your things during your daily excursions. the mini is also made with the natural dye fabric and it has a nice thin strap - the mini is a nice size to hold your wallet and keys - I will be putting a snap closure for the inside of this bag.
happy long weekend to all my canadian friends. have a great weekend everyone! xxa

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I especially love the colour and shape of the day bag. Will there be a few of each for sale? Wondering what my chances are of snagging one..

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  2. I can only but applause your use of naturally dyed fabrics, even though as you pointed out, it's hard to reproduce an exact same dye. Each bag is going to be unique and awesome ! Can't wait to see them.
    xoxox

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  3. I have so many bags already, but it is so tempting to to add one of these to my collection. These are so very beautiful Arounna. It's the unpredictable beauty of naturally dyed fabric that makes them so special.

    I'm VERY excited to be going to Geninne's workshop!

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  4. i think those bags are going to fly out of the etsy shop
    for sure.
    Now I want to dye some organic canvas i have here and then beg you to sew me up a bag with a hand assembled metal zip
    xo

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  5. Would you ever consider making your totes with a zip too?It is quite difficult to use them without one in a big city!AriadnefromGreece!

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  6. thanks everyone,
    the day bag I will only have four each very different and unique - the funny thing is I make bags, but am not a bag wearing person, but both of these I would definitely use!

    margie I would be happy to make one for you with your fabric.

    ariadne I would be happy to put a zipper in a tote for you.

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  7. I absolutely love these bags Arounna! I'm going to try natural dyeing at the work room. A natural dyed bag would be perfect for summer!

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  8. Arounna, do you have any suggestions where to get some leather straps for a DIY bag?

    Have a great long weekend!

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  9. hi tang
    try leather and sewing
    they are on that little street that is across from
    american apparel on queen.
    sorry always forget the street name
    call me if this doesn't make any sense.

    xx

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  10. The day bag is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen...the fabric is amazing. Your bags make me weak in the knees Arounna :)

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  11. you are sweet geninne
    I will have one waiting for you
    in july
    xx

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  12. Thanks so much! Saves me lots of searching time! :)

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  13. those bags are just amazing, i can't only hope to get my hands on that day bag. if not, i hope you will be making more stuff like this in future!

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  14. Yeah, just ordered the mini! Love the design with the leather straps hanging over and of course the dye looks stunning. And of course, I'm still loving your triangle tote bag, I use it everyday and love that little pocket so I never have to lose my keys and phone, a perfect design!

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  15. Your day bag is amazing-lovely work-

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  16. absolutely beautiful bags!!!

    xo
    agnes
    :)

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  17. I used to have a bag like this that I made.
    yours look very cute on you

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