She specified, "Nothing red or pink or old lady" ... and "Go totally nuts and wacky on the inside." I think I have it covered. I may be adding something else bold. :)
I've also worked up an all-new design. I received a request for a more formal, small evening bag. A little clutch type. How fun! She wanted it formal on the outside, but kicky on the inside. An animal theme would be nice, as it's for a fund-raiser for her local shelter. I've actually finished the bag, but want to hold off on posting pix until I finish the other bag she ordered. In the meantime... here it is, in progress:
The black-on-black is the outside. It has a bit of sheen to it and is just rich and yummy. The inside is a VERY fun Laurel Burch dog print. I really hope they are able to reprint that line some day; it is really wonderful!
I wasn't sure what to call the new bag, but Heather - the client who requested it - came up with the PERFECT name. Think about it. The evening bag ... comes out at night, is a little bit on the exotic side, and is small enough to tuck in just about anywhere. Are you ready for this? It's Bart's Good Eeevening Bag. That's right - it's named after the bat who hangs out at our house. Hahahahahaha! PERFECT, Heather - thank you for an excellent suggestion! (Heather does not blog but her pups have been featured on the Ao4 Digest.) I ran the name past Dave, GDFTCB, and he agreed that it was ideal. Then he imitated Bart for me:
He's not just a Guide Dog for the Color Blind, he does impressions, too. ;)
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