Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Never say Never



When I started making totes last summer, Frank said, "wow, you could do Steeler ones and they'll sell like crazy".

I tried. I really did. I bought the black & white graphic brocade with those intentions, and then paired it with everything but. 'Cause my love & motivation is the vintage fabrics, not sports stuff, or much to his dismay - not even making money. Just like I mentioned that I loathe Disney mass merchandised stuff - well, add black & gold stuff is high on that list. And I won't tell you what I think the black & gold fleece that'll blanket our city this winter... shudder.

Then, a good junquey friend offered a tin of vintage buttons in exchange for some mini-totes for her grandbabies. Yep, I sold out. Just like I tell my dear son, Vince, who's in school for graphic design, "you have to do stuff you don't like, that's life". (how's that for pearls of wisdom!)

So, I'll be making more of these cute boutique bags and offering them on ebay. At least I put my own unique, junquey touch to them...

3 comments:

Darly Dolittle said...

They turned out sweet Kelley! You'll never catch me with one though. I loathe Steelers items. Its the combo of the Black n Gold colors. Reprehensible.
You should do well on ebay. Make some adult totes. Ladies will buy them like hotcakes.

Dana said...

Well You've done it again ! They are cute inspite of themselves and your misgivings.

Dana said...

Well You've done it again ! They are cute inspite of themselves and your misgivings.