I always love to see what my customers are up to. This bag was made by OLORIAS. This fabric was originally purchased to make accessories for her friend Susannah. As luck has it, Susannah rescues cats. Susannah had placed a cat in a local nursery and was missing him terribly so OLORIAS decided to cheer her up with this animal oriented fabric. OLORIAS then used the left over material to make this bag. I love the color coordination and the shiny metal fittings. I am a sucker for anything shiny (most women are) and that’s part of the reason why I am in the business of metal bag fittings.
This backpack is so beautiful! What first struck me is the fabric! So I made my complement of awe to Stephanie and do you know what she said? This fabric is just plain canvas. But….. Stephanie spent hours painting the canvas to make it just right.
You can see in the second picture just how she created the flowers on the flap and the backside.
This project was well planned so you can only guess how long it took to make? 12 hours! Wow, what patience. (I can imagine this does not include the shopping time to pick out all the supplies.) The bag is a little smaller than a regular backpack, about 12″ wide and 16″ tall. Stephanie plans to use it for the summer and made it just large enough to fit her sketchbook, sweater and water bottle.
Stephanie is the woman behind Soluci where she provides a little bit of handmade, vintage, and craft items.
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