Pin It My MIL saw my new Mabel bag and asked "Did you make that?" My response started out as a simple "Yes.", but I elaborated a bit and a pent-up realization came blubbering out. Because we all blubber about our latest projects, right?
The beginning of an addiction. Sure. But it's more than that...
The first bag had become a bit of a trademark. I used an Echino print that was noticeable by others when I was out and about.
If a person sewed, they'd comment "That's cool fabric! Where did you get it?"
If a person was an admitted fabric-aholic, sewing blogger, flickr/instragram sewist or somehow involved in the online sewing community, they'd comment "I looove that Echino print! I've got some at home!"
I was spotted across the parking lot at Wal-mart this summer by @sasikirana, honing in on the Echino. Funny - we had a good laugh about how she spotted me from across the lot - I.D.-ing the fabric before the person.
I know when I have traveled to sewing weekends or Market, I am always sure to travel handmade, looking for people doing the same in the airports. Why not do this all the time?
These bags are my new calling card. Since I can't run errands in a quilt.... well, I guess I could make that leap to some quilted apparel..... never say never?.... (I once swore I would never be caught dead in capri pants, which are a daily for me in the summertime, and suddenly I find myself wearing knee high boots and leggings in my mid-30s when I haven't worn leggings since I was 10.)
So, these bags are my new calling card.
Saying to the world, if you recognize this, let's meet and talk giddy about DS's new line....