So much has been happening in the past month or so. I have been sewing like crazy.
First, the big news…I will finally be selling my bags (not only on etsy), but as a vendor at my first craft show. Introducing Allison Kapner Originals:
I will be a vendor at the Black n Bleu Festival in Downtown Delray Beach on Sunday, March 14th (http://www.blacknbleu.com/) from 12:00pm until 6:00pm. If you are in the area, please come by to show your support – you don’t have to buy anything, but I’d love it for people to say “Hi.”
In addition to my regular big totes and purses I’ll be showcasing craft items like my adorable ice cream cone and cupcake pincushions made from upcycled recycles wool sweaters that I have felted.
And, bigger news, I will be launching my NEW LINE. I have fallen in love with felting wool, and turning it into bags (I try and let the sweaters tell me what they want to be when they grow up), and love matching them with bold linings, and whimsical appliqués. I love how each sweater felts differently, and seems to call out to be made into a specific bag.
Here are just a few of the bags I have completed, but more will be made as it gets closer to the show.
And this bag, I just had to keep for myself. I made it specifically to be able to hold a legal pad and magazine inside – the perfect business size for me.
The good, and the bad, about using old sweaters is that once the sweater is gone, that’s it – so the bags truly are one-of-a-kind. But, then again, that’s part of the fun for me – that I can never exactly repeat what I’ve done before.
I hope other people like my bags as much as I do – if not – more bags for me!