Beach bags, or they could be. The beach is just brilliant for taking pictures, and in the off-season the life guard stations are usually not peopled, so they make a nice background. These bags are all from my bag making period, when I was churning them out one after the other. Most of these have found nice new homes with family and friends, except for the pink one. I’ve been using that one as a purse. They’re so nice and big and the inside pocket has a zipper to keep things a little more safe.
The Dutch print fabrics and some of the polka dot ones I bought when I was in Holland. Others are from the fabric section of the garment district in down town Los Angeles, a wonderful place for fabric hunting. There are also some fabrics from my local buy-by-the-pound fabric store. The interfacing comes from Jo-ann’s, which I buy during their sales or with the coupons they provide.
I haven’t been fabric shopping for a while and even have a new years resolution that I’m not going to buy any new fabrics, but do some major stash-busting. In my thrift shop adventures I still buy the odd vintage sheet when I find a nice one, but that is quite different, don’t you think? Although I must admit I’ve started sewing with those as well….