March 29, 2010

The GrassShopper...

GrassShopper

This is what I've worked on last Thursday - another shopping bag. I named it the GrassShopper because of all the green. A bit lame, I know! And I admit, the green leather is really, well uhm, green. Quite different from the shades of brown and grey you usually get to see here. But it suits the season, I thought. I saw this green leather a while back at BHV here in Paris. I didn't buy it at first, went back a couple of times and then last week I finally gave in. I shouldn't have waited much longer as they only had a couple of pieces left. I still have enough leather for at least one more bag like this, and I have something in mind for the scraps as well. For the lining I found some really nice coated cotton with a graphic print.

Also, this was the first time my sewing machine behaved really well, or maybe it's just me. I found a way around most of the problems I previously had when sewing leather. I might list them at some point when I further have perfected 'my skill'.

Now, what will I do with all those bags, you say. I'm not sure if there still would be any interest for these in the already saturated market of bags and totes, but ideally, I'd like to start selling them. I still need to figure out how, when and where.
I'll keep you posted, I promise!
But for now, I'm wishing you a great week!

xo, P.

13 comments:

said...

What a good idea to sell them!

Your bags and accessories are beautiful and this one is very nice as well!

What about http://bigcartel.com/ ?

One Flew Over said...

I love the green leather, it looks fantastic!

by night said...

it is a beautiful bag!!! I looove that flashy green leather! And the lining is just perfect!!

CraftyCripple said...

I love the name :-) I can't believe how bright the leather is. It is gorgeous.

Etsy is always a good way to sell stuff. I think yours would sell. Your stuff is gorgeous.

nicole/brussel said...

zéér mooi, ik wil graag je eerste klant zijn, als je die verkoopt, ben ik geïnteresseerd, laat me gewoon weten hoeveel!
is echt een mooie tas, dekleuren en de voering zijn smaakvol!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

One of my fave colours Green is!! If you make another one like this I will buy it :-) I keep all my knitting projects in nice eco bags that are to good to take shopping!!

britt said...

i love the greens in this. seeing projects like this just make me want to buy a sewing machine. one day...

eloleo said...

Als je gaat verkopen, koop ik!

cindy said...

i love the tote, pascale! the greens are wonderful. i'm a messenger bag girl, but if you made one i'm pretty sure i would buy it!

holly p said...

This is such a beautiful tote bag! You should definitely sell them. And the leather on the bottom is genius for making a strong shopping bag!

Pascale said...

Thank you so much everyone! I'll try to speed up things a bit - and I found some more great leather - less flashy but very, very nice too...

craftydill said...

I love this bag...fantastic! The green leather and the lining fabric are beautiful and I really love your use of linen!!

Michelle

creativejewishmom.com said...

gorgeous bag! I think you could definitely find a market for them!
all the best, sara

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