Another purse trial

I made this bag last Friday night after my mom came over for dinner and we watched a great Jimmy Stewart movie called Harvey. This clutch is lined with a satin fabric and has a magnetic snap to close it. I think when I make this bag again I will change a few things, but overall it turned out well. Look for it on my etsy website soon: j.a.c.'s Studio

An Experiment

It has been a long time since I sat down at my sewing machine and made a purse. A few weeks ago I spent an evening with my sister and we each made one of these keyhole clutches. The interesting thing about these bags is that they require no sewing at all! The inside is lined in duct tape (this bag has a bright purple duct tape lining) and the sides and bottom seams are put together with staples. The bag was a lot of fun to make, and I plan to make more and post them on my etsy site soon. j.a.c.'s Studio

Also, my family is attending the Bastrop Relay for Life event on May 14th. It is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and I will be donating a few of these purses as part of our team raffle. Click on this link to donate to my Relay team,
Generations of Love, if you would like to support cancer research.

In the Days of the Typewriter -sold

4 x 12" gallery canvas
acrylic, glass beads, and thread on canvas

The First of a New Generation -sold

12 x 30"
acrylic painting on canvas. After painting the background, I sewed individual beads onto the canvas to create the flowers. The ground at the bottom of the canvas is made from pieces of found metal.

Three Peas in a Pod -sold

4 x 2 feet triptych
muslin on wood. the muslin has been dyed in tea, stamped with acrylic ink, ripped into squares, and burned before being attached to the reclaimed wood in overlapping layers

All Over Town -sold

12 x 30"
acrylic and glass beads on canvas

Shop Austin 2010 Event Pictures

Hello, everyone! Shop Austin was a great success! Thank you to everyone who attended and did some shopping. Here is a link to a wonderful video montage of the day. Remember to mark your calendar on October 16th for Shop Crafty, the next LoneStar Ladies event.

Shop Austin 2010 Event Pics