Monday, September 12, 2011

Just hanging out...

I haven't been doing much around these parts the past week...just sewing for the most part...but I wanted to show you a not very good picture I took of a visitor to my yard...isn't he beautiful! well...it's probably hard for you to tell because...like I said...bad picture...the funny thing was I was going outside in the back to take a couple pictures of the latest bags I had finished...I had the camera in my hand and started walking out where I thought would be a good spot...there he...or she was...just sitting...getting a cool drink of water...a pretty falcon...we have our share of different hawks and a couple different types of falcons...but when they come to rest in my yard...I feel so blessed! The birds never use this bird bath as an actual bath...more like a drinking bowl...I rinse it out each day for them and put in fresh water. Anyway...he sat there for a while...I think he realized I was not a threat...until I pointed the camera...and then up into the trees he went...
Here's one of the bags I was going out to photograph...I think every gal needs a pretty pink bag...don't you? This is a small one with a nice long strap...and very blingy buttons...
Here's the back...a nice pocket for your cell phone...
Here's another smallish one...I love orange...in fact I carry one in these same fabrics about everywhere I go...it's canvas and washes like a dream!
Here's a tote bag I just finished...I just love wool applique...I love the look it gives to a flat bag...I love to do it...but it does take time...so I can't put wool on every bag I have been making...but I would like to!! I am trying to get things put in my Etsy shop as I make them...and I am trying to get ready for the Piecemaker's Craft show on October 1...if any of you live around Costa Mesa...come up to the show...there are lots of booths with some very talented artisans...good music...good food...good times!! I will be sharing a booth with some really talented gals...this is my very first show...I am nervous and excited about it.
I guess I better get back to my Viking...those bags don't sew themselves!!
Enjoy your day!!!

10 comments:

mountain mama said...

wow, very cool! i can't wait to hear how the craft show goes...your bags are fabulous!

Kris said...

Hi Linda. Your visiting bird is beautiful! I love my birds!!! The bags are gorgeous Linda! Look OUT Vera Bradley!!!!!!! You are gonna give her a run for her money...just get your bags marketed and your are off and running!!!! You already keep pretty busy, I know. But seriously, you could go big Linda!!
I missed your previous post somehow. LOVE your bargains! I too prefer thrifts and thrifty finds. I got some today in fact!! Love the fall goodies. Isn't this cooler weather glorious? I am almost chilly at mid to high 80's!!

Yvette said...

You are the purse queen!

Traci said...

I don't think I've ever seen a falcon in real life! How cool!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love the new bags! I wish I lived close enough to come say hello. It will be fun as long as you get a good crowd, which I'm sure you will! I can't wait to hear about it.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Amazing capture...wow - never saw one so up close and personal! And your bags are gorgeous - I especially love the wool applique touches....how time-consuming though!! Wow...Happy tomorrow! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

deb said...

why couldnt he come when Im there???????????

Farmchick said...

Cute, cute orange bag!!!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderful shot of the falcon, Linda! They are usually fast and hard to photograph.
Your felted designs are always so pretty!

Chookyblue...... said...

always love the bags you make...........