Saturday, December 13

'Tis the season of peace...

What do you do if a 15 year old asks you (no, begs you), to make her a COOL tote bag? The first thing you do is go to the kiosk around the corner and buy a teen-magazine. The next thing is to sit in a café and surreptitiously eye the outfits of passing teenage girls. Take note of the colours and patterns of their pants, the buttons on their bags, their hair accessories. Then quickly go home and sketch the first ideas that spring to mind. This is what I came up with: I don't normally design bags with teenagers in mind, so this was definitely a challenge. The pink peace sign is appliquéd on the front. Hubby sent me an image of the peace sign via email which I then printed out for reference. I'm embarrassed to admit that I wasn't exactly sure which way up it was! I've added two pockets inside for the ubiquitous cell phone and other stuff a teenage girl can't leave home without! The straps are extra wide and padded, as is the entire bag. The inside lining is a sturdy canvas. I hope I got it right?!

11 comments:

  1. I tried a couple time to send this..sorry if you have 3!

    I think you did an awesome job! Bet you could sell a bunch in the states!

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  2. Cute. I think you got it right, too!

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  3. Hi there! Regarding your comment on my blog---no it's far from my final look! I'd much rather have something more like what you have, but have been unable to find anything like it, or create my own. By the way, I think the peace bag is adorable! And I love pink, too! :)

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  4. Cindy - nope, only got one ☺ - but I wouldn't mind reading your wonderful comment three times!!! haha

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  5. yeokeehui - Thank you! your posts are always a great read...

    TNT2008 - Thanks. I needed some encouragement!

    Simply Charming - Thank you! Yeah, I decided to make a pink peace sign, to freshen the bag up a bit!

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  6. Our mommy said, "Duni, I really like that. Very creative. Wow now you can do bags for the young ones, lol!"

    Happy Sunday to you.

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  7. nice bag! i see some teens carrying bags like this.

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  8. Very cute! Love the pink! Girly and fun, but not over the top! Very stylish

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  9. the furfamily SPC - tell your mommy that her kind words really make me happy ☺

    modern mom - really? that's great. Now I know my 15 year old pupil will be happy when she get's this bag!

    Stiletto Sports Jen - yes, didn't want to overdo it. Love your widget with the highheeled sports shoe!

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  10. Definitely the perfect bag for a teen! Nice job!

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