Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Girl Can Never Have Too Many...

Handbags of course!!! I am a follower of this philosophy - 'Give a girl a handbag, and she has a handbag, teach a girl to make a handbag and the sky's the limit'.

more bags

PVC Covered Handbags

I am so addicted to bag making that I've started my own hobby business called 'Janellybelly Bags'. I prefer to make bags to order, so they remain unique and one of a kind. I recently made these Silver totes for Heather, who sells Silpada Jewelry in the US.

the bag lady!

I am a big fan of Amy Karol and her book 'Bend the Rules Sewing'. I joined the Bend the Rules Sewing Swap in May and made this 'Pleated Beauty Bag' for Clair in Maryland.

BTRS swap bag - for Clair

And this one for Kylie for her birthday.

Kylie's b'day bag

I do buy handbags too, my current favourite designs are from Olga Berg. I always pop into the Outlet Store at DFO Essendon, in Melbourne, when I'm in town.

Better go and make more handbags...

With Love

Janellybelly xx

5 comments:

smileykylie said...

You go girl! I'm a very lucky girl to have two "Janellybelly" bags. I've spent the day stitching together the Japanese bag I purchased at the fair. Smiles to you..

mellyandrosie said...

Bags are an addiction of mine too!! You can just never get enough of them in my opinion!! Love your pvc covered bags!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your handbags and your philosophy!! Your pvc covered bags are great - how cool that someone in the US bought so many silver ones.

lerthomas said...

Your bags are awsome keep the creativity flowing

Jessica said...

I have the pleated beauty handbag pattern but I haven't made it yet-I haven't found the perfect fabric. However, I love your fabric choices and they are making me want to head to the fabric store right now!