Sunday, September 27, 2009

Deeve In Progress

I think instead of posting my updates to FaceBook, I need to start blogging them. It's just it's so EASY with FB and my iPhone. I love technology!

I've actually finished this Deeve Bag but haven't had the chance to do a photo shoot with the good camera. Here are some iPhone shots.

The Deeve Bag is denim (out of recycled jeans) with a map-print lining. I also used another tan print for interior pockets. This shot shows the outside of the bag with the map-print as the placket (Trace, that's for you) and the open lining with the pocket pinned on.

Rather than using polypro webbing for the strap - it just didn't look right! - I made a denim one, with a touch of the map print.

Thick, thick, thick! And strong! #90 needle and my #8 foot, for Bernina aficionados. I also had to use my leveling thingies. You know... those plastic thingies seen here:

I have no idea what they're called, but they sure do make a difference. If anyone knows, drop me a line. Or make up a good name and let me know.

Here's the bag, taking shape:

Mmm... no, I'm pretty sure I still had one or two pins left over. I love pins; they are your friends.

Aren't the buttons cool? None of my big ones looked right with this bag, so I went with two smaller ones. They sort of have a compass design on them, so I thought they were a good choice with the maps! I also thought it was incredibly cool that a friend in Scotland has the SAME buttons only in silver.

Sometimes hammering the grommets in can be very enjoyable. Freeing. Cathartic. Going through thick denim, batting, and cotton fabric means pounding hard. Very hard. ☺

Here is the connecting the straps part:

Do you like my screwdriver? It's a Husky. Years ago, some guys who were here to repair the controls for our watering system asked if I had a tiny screwdriver and if so, could they borrow it. I gave them my screwdriver and jokingly said, "Don't break it!" Of course... they did. Ha ha ha. Doesn't that figure? I assured them I didn't care; it was just a screwdriver. They brought me the one above the next day anyway, saying they couldn't find one in their company's color (blue) but maybe I'd like this one since it's a Husky. How perfect! I love it!

Here's how the bag looks!

I like this one a BIT too much; I may not let it go. (Just kidding, Joni.)

I made the Hold the Phone! Bag last - I usually do. Here they are, all set to be photographed:

I attached some wooden beads (this called out for "natural" type embellishments) and a sort of beach glass looking bead.

Will get better photos this week and get it wrapped up and in the mail.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I love that bag! It turned out really great and I'm sure she's going to be very happy with it! If not, send it my way! :D

    The husky screwdriver is perfect!

  2. I don't know, I think "levelling thingys" sounds like a perfectly good name to me!

    Lovely bag as always.

  3. I know you know this already but... i love your bags! :-)

  4. Looks great. You are turning out inspiring work. And you gotta love recycled materials.


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