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A crafty vintage

© Sandra Fleck 2013

© Sandra Fleck 2013

I made these faux wine labels for Sandra a.k.a. bagirl as props when we photographed her wine courier bags. Never one to let a design opportunity pass by, I made use of the watercolour background that I painted for her business cards/product labels.

© Sandra Fleck 2013

© Sandra Fleck 2013

And here they are in their supporting role with a couple of the wine couriers. Sandra and her bags will also be at Saturday’s craft fair in Halswell (Christchurch, New Zealand)*. Click here for details.

* PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, the craft fair was cancelled. Organisers say there were not enough stall holders to make it worthwhile holding the event.

What’s the buzz?

My little bee bag

My little bee bag

Last month I wrote a post about the wonderful bag that I designed and Sandra made for me. I actually ended up designing TWO bags (quite by accident). The first bag was lined with this lovely bee fabric (it used to be a pencil skirt). The vibrant, lime green lining is the most beautiful raw silk. Thank you, Sandra. It’s bee-utiful.

Anna Cull Bee bag

What a wonderful gift

© Sandra Fleck, 2013

The best bag ever — was made for me by Sandra (bagirl)…

© Sandra Fleck, 2013

…looks great front and back…

...and has little bees hiding inside.

…and has little bees hiding inside.

Sadly, I do not have my family’s sewing gene. I can draw and paint and knit and cross-stitch… but I can’t sew. How wonderful, then, to have a friend who can! We have a lot of fun rummaging through her fabulous fabric stash and coming up with all manner of unique creations.

This bag was Sandra’s way of thanking me for helping with her blog (I’m photographer-in-chief ― I also designed her business cards/product labels). I chose the fabric as well as the bag design. Long live the barter system : )