Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Story of The Gwen...




Soo...I found the most amazing Fabric Store about 30 minutes from my house. It is seriously the size of a Costco or Home Depot...But instead of being full of hammers or vats of Mayo....It is full of Fabric!!!! On Sale!!! It was almost all Upholstery weight (which is exactly what I need) and I almost cried when I walked in. Thousands of bolts of fabric. In every possible color.


I was sure they were going to tell me It was only for "the Trade" and I would be turned away. But No...They let me in and ignored me like proper discount warehouse employees! I must have been completely overwhelmed...I couldn't decide what to buy. I was there for hours and only bought a few yards of a few different fabrics...


This, The Gwen, is my first bag to be made from what I managed to purchase that day. It is not in my usual blue/green/brown color palette and I like that. It has this beautiful Persimmon colored Leather combined with a warm woven floral. It is my first time working with leather and I am in love. Not scary at all.
I have a few more to share...stay tuned.

4 comments:

Chelle said...

Awesome! I sooo wish we had more fabric stores up here.

beki said...

I'm totally jealous!!

carrie said...

What a gorgeous purse!!

rachelsjd said...

I was just about to leave a comment on how much I love the new microsuede Keely, how rich-looking and gorgeous and expensive it looks, and then I saw The Gwen and ... WOW. SO beautiful! I am once again awed by your talent and creativity! Can't wait to see the fabric in person!
Rachel