Monday, February 27, 2006

Handbag making

If you have any interest at all in the production and/or marketing of handbags click on over to Fashion-Incubator. Teacher extraordinaire, Kathleen Fasanella, has two posts on this topic.
The first is an introduction to leather handbag artist Henry Hibbard including links to his tutorials and resources.
The second is the start of a tutorial series by Kathleen called Pimp My Style.
"The premise of the series is to take a product produced by a DE (designer-entrepreneur) and to move it up a level with regard to structural design. I won't be changing the look of the item itself. All I'll be concerned with is mostly production related challenges. The criteria for improvement will be style management, tracking (e.g. style numbers), pattern accuracy and efficiency with the goal of lowered costs, less ambiguity, improved construction and a higher quality product."

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Free knitting patterns

Thousands of free complete knitting and crochet patterns from Drops Design.

Just browsing the ladies section I saw some very interesting scarves and couple of cardigans and a coat that I would like. There is a section for the felters. Drops Design will take more than one visit for me to see it all. This is a huge library.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Heart Shaped Gift Tag

I made this heart label from a patent pillow top image. I print it on sticker paper and envelopes.
If you would like to use it click on the picture for
a 300dpi label

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Valentine Fun from the Toymaker

Gifts from Marilyn Scott Waters. The Toymaker has a new page of printable valentines in pdf format.