Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Nomadic Giraffes...

I just love this fabric that I purchased in Portland on my vacay back in May. Only got limited quantity, but am still exploring different designs with it. Here's the deep shoulder tote, which is a JJ Design bestselling style since last year!
Price drop: $55

JJ's New Design: Clutches

These are SO adorable that I'm not sure I can sell them!!! Just made these from the leftover pieces cut from my pleated tote (I hate wasting any fabric), and I absolutely adore them! Will definitely be making many more of these.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

An exciting package has arrived!

At last!!--my new JJ Design labels that I had professionally made, came into the mail last weekend! I didn't want to set my expectations too high, since it was my first time getting labels made, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package. The only slight glitch was that the "red" accents turned out to be rose pink, but I think it's actually works better. I can't wait to have them sewn into my new bag designs!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back to Bags...

(SOLD OUT for now)
Finally made some headway in my Fall 2010 collection. Some of these designs were brewing way back when, but now they are finally realized. Most of these are onesies, since fabric supply is limited! Hope you enjoy the beginning of the JJ Design Fall Collection!
Here's my new favorite, amongst other favorites (hehe I think it's hard while creating these to not love each one that comes out...they are all so precious!)
a note about the zippered Taro tote: I hate zippers. I love them and hate them. I love how they work, but really do not like sewing them on. This is my first attempt at putting zippers in my bags...I spent many hours figuring out how I wanted to put it in and design-wise what would look best...and ta-da! Here it is. It's my only one so far! Will keep workin' on them...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Still part of the fall collection...

Wanted to let everyone know that I'm still making these bags! These were the original pieces for my fall 2010 collection, so I didn't want them to get left out. ; )
$40 (one left!)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

a "Onesie" for my adult friend

One of my best friends, K, asked to have a "onesie" made for her some time ago. I was a bit surprised at the time, and thought, "Do adults wear onesie's?" Sure enough, we found a pattern in the store! I kept putting it off though b/c the pattern looked complex...but I finally decided to just press through and surprise her with it for her b-day. The fabric was hard to cut due to the thickness, but ended up being a breeze to sew (no serging required)! The pattern instructions were poorly written, and since I don't like to follow instructions (another reason I can't bake), it took me a while to figure what I was supposed to do. Now that I have done one though, the next (if there is a next) should be easy!

She looked SO adorable in it, and it fit perfectly! (I won't embarrass her here though w/a pic of her) I chose a ridiculously looking pink polar fleece with badminton rackets printed all over with flowers, since we used to play the team sport together. I also sewed the first JJ Design label onto it, with her initials embroidered! I liked it so much that I think I might make one for myself in time for the cold winter here in SF. So there WILL be a next...