Page 2 is my page. I really didn't want to be in the catalog, but I figured I better make an appearance somewhere. The Fashionista Bag I am holding was originally called the Lori Bag. With the release of the catalog I decided to no longer use girls' names on the bags; it just gets too confusing. Fashionista is much more fun to say too! I just LOVE this bag. It was quite enjoyable to create, and I adore the look of it when it is on your arm. Oooooooo, and the fabric! This is an Amy Butler fabric that is so beautiful. You simply can not be in a bad mood when you carry a bag in this fabric!
Here are some fun behind-the-scene tidbits for you. The barrette in my hair is my most favorite hair accessory EVER. I have a wee obsession with a jewelry designer on Etsy called "Timeless Trinkets." Here is a link to her Etsy store:
She takes old, antique buttons and create gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Every time you order one of her pieces she includes a free hair barrette (also made from a button.) This one is a tiny, peachy-orange flower. I LOVE it! I have to admit, it's the reason I chose Tangerine Dream for the fabric for my bag! HA!
One more tibit.....location, location, location! When my photographer and I began talking about the photo shoot, we needed a place with character. At the time there was no green grass anywhere, let alone flowers that would say "spring!" We chose to work at the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center of Greene County. This building was originally the town library. When they rebuilt, there was a great debate on what to do with this place. My Mom and Dad (and a few other amazing people) saw something else besides the white, paint-cracked walls and old carpet. They created a non-profit group and saved the building. Over the next few months the building went through a transformation. So many hours of hard work from so many people were donated. The result was beautiful. There really is no other word to describe it. The really awesome thing is it is now busting with art. Upstairs you will find guitar, piano, and music lessons. Downstairs there is an art gallery and a gift shop full of photography, handmade baskets, pottery, paintings, and handbags all made by local artists. (I've heard the bags are fabulous.... wink wink.) It seems like they are always working on a new workshop or art show. If you live in or around Linton, you have got to stop by just to see it. Here is a link to a video of the transformation:
And their website:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carnegie-Heritage-and-Arts-Center-of-Greene-County/26284533220?sk=wall
Till next time my friends!!