Monday, July 10

to continue

The day's catalogue:

My new lines of bags are FOLK BAGS and zakkabags. I wanted to evoke a kind of 'Western European/ Early American style-as-seen-through-zakka-books" feeling--it turned out to be a lot of work (I've had the designs in mind for about 5 months) but I love how they came out:

folk bags

zakka bags
Today's specials are this:

'Une tasse du thé vert' is 14" long and 7" high; its slender bamboo handles are connected by off-white twill tape to the bag itself, which is a patchwork of Japanese and American fabrics, both modern and vintage, as well as a hand-embroidered patch which reads, "une tasse/ du thé vert,/s'il vous plaît." It is backed with quilted white cotton and lined in decorator-weight red cotton; the inside pocket is heavy canvas with a ribbon edging.

and this:

This FOLK BAG (blue colorway: also here, bottom left corner) is made of Japanese, American, and hand-printed fabrics, as well as a wide piece of vintage ribbon. It is backed with an upholstery-weight toile in blue.

and this:

The FOLK BAG in the brown/cream colorway (also here: bottom row, center) incorporates vintage kimono pieces as well as contemporary Japanese and American fabrics for an elegant, modern look. It is backed with a vintage upholstery fabric from a designer's showroom in Chicago--see it in the photograph below (on the right, on the back of Kristin's bag).

and you can find them here, with 20% off at checkout when you enter the code 'ohmyzakka' between now and tomorrow evening (when I post the next batch). Although they're not shown in most of the photos here, the FOLK BAGS come tagged with hand-printed wool felt labels and tiny strawberries, and the zakkabags are tagged with hand-printed ultrasuede tags and little soft 'tac-tac' (the character shown here) charms.

See you tomorrow.

Oh, PS: I'm adding this to Whiplash, because the challenge is 'bags.' Now, I usually don't make bags at all--a-tall!, mind you--so this would probably be the time to enter such a competition.


Blogger a. said...


You did a great job.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE them. you are a champ.

10:41 PM  
Blogger norththreads said...

These are all amazing bags!!!!

10:58 PM  
Blogger eireann said...

re: champ

that put a huge grin on my face.

thanks, all three of you!

11:06 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I am in love with them all! :)

1:28 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

just adore them all...

5:38 AM  
Blogger kristi said...

aaaak! i am loving the bags!!! i especially like the red zakka bag...too cute!

and thank you so much for the advice on sewing my zipper. basting definately made it easier!

6:50 AM  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

they all look fabulous! nice work.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Dawbis said...

i am in love. really really in love. well done!

10:35 AM  
Anonymous kristin said...

i think i may just need another bag! :)

3:26 PM  
Blogger Sandrine (alias Didine ♥ ) said...

*AM*A*Z*I*N*G* !They're beautiful ! Je les adore !!! Tu es une artiste grandiose !! Bravo ! Gros bisous !!

1:41 AM  
Blogger Sandrine (alias Didine ♥ ) said...

oups I forgot ! do you have a translation for "Zakka" ?? PS: still no news from my secret pal !

1:42 AM  
Blogger Net said...

These are all so beautiful. I love your fabric selections!

3:12 PM  
Blogger quenna said...

Beautiful bags! Great entry!

12:20 AM  
Blogger madhatter said...

cute bags, very pretty and very good sewn!

7:43 AM  

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