We are home again. Paris was wonderful (with the exception of weather!); Mylene Farmer was wonderful and at 52, more beautiful than ever. Her shows – PERFECTION (some short videos here and here )- I will count the days until December 2014 to have the DVD.
Bad weather = time for shopping so I enjoyed shopping. And I bought a few things I can’t buy online.
And I started already to work with some.
I bought from Tissus Reine faux leather. I was so anxious to sew a bag and without too much thinking I made a simple shopping bag.
After so many bags made with heavyweight and stiff interfacing, I love this soft feel of the bag.
To keep the seams flat, instead of pressing I chose to stitch down the seam allowances.
Also without too much thinking, I cut strips for straps and I wanted to make them the usual way – fold, press, fold, press. Not a chance with this fabric!
So I sewed a tube for the first time and turned it from one side to the other without difficulties- cool!
I have 8 colors of this faux leather, so expect more!
What else I enjoyed while in Paris? Macarons! From La Duree. The best!
The price? 1 macaron = about 1 fat quarter!
And a collage with us.
|1. Nico, Geta, Nina, my hubby
2. Nina and Nico and Bruce Willis (at Grevin Museum )
3. Nina and Nico
4. Oana and Harrison Ford (Grevin Museum )
Have a great weekend,
Ouah bravo for this bag, I will try to do something similar.
Sorry for the bad weather in Paris, we are having a great week now. Normally Spetember is like été indien (indian summer) here as well.
Learn to do the macaron and you will save money. 🙂
Gorgeous bag Geta. It's unusual to see you sewing with these kind of fabrics. Glad you enjoyed your holiday in Paris. Beautiful city.
Wow I love it Geta! Nice work…
Wow, wow and wow. Too few pics. Indulge us!!! 🙂
So glad you had a wonderful time, and the bag is beautiful!
What a fun bag. I love the way it looks.
The bag seems to be so soft! I love the picture with you all, I see that you have the beautiful bags with you! Sorry for the wheather but Mylene was great, so, everything was fine!
Ce frumos! ati calatorit in Paris! E superb sa calatoresti in grup, e mult mai vesel 🙂
Imi place mult cum ti-a iesit geanta , pare sa fie moale si usurica 😉 Yummy macaroons, si mie imi plac mult! Weekend frumos!
Thank you for sharing Geta
Aj Farro says
What size needle and type of thread did you use? I would like to do this with the shafts from women's leather boots from a thrift store. Our local Goodwill store always has so many of them for like $10 each.
I love your bag! Those colors and your sewing skills are fabulous!
Glad you had a wonderful "sister's time" in Paris!
What great memories you will have of this trip and every time you look at one of your photos you will be reminded. Glad you had a wonderful trip.
Geanta e foarte frumoasa! Juri ca-i de piele! Ce grozav ca ai gasit piele artificiala suficient de subtire ca sa poata fi manevrata atat de usor la cusut!
Nu-i usor sa obtii asa acuratete la pisuit cu un asemenea material!
Am recunoscut pe toata lumea din poze, numai pe tipa in verde n-am recunoscut-o! :))
Vreau si io sa-mi fac o poza cu Bruce!
Draga Geta, si Miriam e fun macaroons, de-aia nu mai zburam via Paris:) Avem insa si aici o cofetărie (sau mai multe) cu astfel de bunătăți.
Ma bucur mult ca ai avut o călătorie de suflet!
I love the bag ! It's wonderful !