new blog

you can find my current blog at   fairopheliadesigns

here are a few of my new bags…

coffee sack butterfly bag

coffee sack messenger

large pleated market bag

small pleated autumn floral bag


new bags

these are some of the new bags, they are available still, but who knows for how long.

this first bag is awesome, not only because it says “gayo mountain” in hot pink, but the fabric is really cool and there is en elephant.

here are two more bags.

my bag… all mine

so i finally made my own bag again. i couldn’t bring myself to do an exact replica of my stolen one, but i did use the same green curtains for the exterior. I decided to go ahead and use the upper half of a vintage “Kay-Dee” linen wall-hanging that was given to me by the nice lady at the antique store next to Picasso’s. The flowers are Dogwoods… the bottom half of the linen says Missouri and has a butterfly amoungst the limbs ( a little too touristy for my own taste). so yeah I have my own bag to show off.

the lovely tag that michael silkscreened for me to use in my bags. its great having a husband whose an almost jack of all trades.

speaking of michael, he just finished the shakespeare in the park play, “Comedy of Errors.”

He painted the set and played a small part, but probally the funniest one.

my step dad John also was in the play too. he was the southern doctor and he always does a great job.

kids are a cryin’ gots to go…


so here are a few pictures of my studio in our new house. we have only been here for just under a month so there are boxes still unpacked, my studio as the storeroom until we find the time to put things away. but despite the messiness and the choas of fabric everywhere, i love having my own room.

now get ready for the madness… here is my studio after my first night of working on my current bag order. i had the capture it while you could still find the sewing machine and chair. thank god for memorial day, not that i believe the cause of it is very good, but the post office is closed so that gives me one more day of sewing. i can actually sleep and maybe fit in an x-files episode.

one last thing, this is the great fabric i got from hancocks a few weeks ago. it will be incorporated into most of the bags and i’m sad to say i couldn’t keep any for myself, but hopefully the rest of the roll is still at the store…i should of stuffed it under a huge pile for safe keepings until next time i go fabric shopping. it has butterflies, bees, and dragonflies throughout.

a factory within

it seems that an update is needed, well, i just finished up at school, until fall term, and i’m gearing up for a summer of sewing and art making. i am in the beginning stages of selling my bags on the west coast… and florida… it is all due to this wonderful lady. however, that amount a bag orders coming in is getting intense and i’m looking for a co-worker. i have a few friends in mind, but no one is confirmed as of yet.

so before i could get a picture of the bag i made for myself last month, it was stolen this weekend. they better of given it to someone for a mother’s day present!!! …along with the missing flower pot outside of the bar i was at… so this means that i will have to make a new bag for myself and i have found the motherload of awesome fabric at hancock’s. the best part is that for four days my $6/yrd. will be $1.99/yd. HOLY MOTHER OF A SALE!!!! i forgot that I never got a picture of my art bag either. things to do . things to do.

final design

here are the pictures of the messenger bag and purse.

these are two more bags that i made in the last few days.

i have about ten bags/purses to make in the next week and due to the lack of electricity…crazy ice storm we had last weekend…i am so far behind.   not to mention, the house portrait that i promised my aunt is still hanging up half way done.

michael went to chicago for the weekend and i’m going to try and get as much housework and organizing done while there is one less body around to mess things up… or distract me.

coffee sack bags

messinger bag

Here are some pictures of the first messenger bag that I made. The final design is a bit different. A mixture from craftster and tiny happy. I decided to make the strap a separate piece and attach on the outside of the bag’s side panels. I think that this will make them more durable. Oh, and this one doesn’t have the buttons on it yet. I found some pretty cool vintage metal and wooden buttons, at Michael’s of all places. I didn’t take any pictures of the womens purse, but i’ll have to steal one for a bit to do so. I sold a bunch of them toPicasso’s Coffeehouse, both styles,  and I am currently taking custom orders.