Tuesday, February 3

Kaffe Fassett make up bag

Kaffe Fassett is a well-known textile designer, innovative knitter, quilter and author. His first book 'Glorious Knitting' was the first knitting book ever to make it on the bestseller list. Born in San Francisco in 1937, he went on to study at the renowned School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and in 1964 moved to London where he now works and resides. He is the first living artist ever to have been invited to exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. He has a distinctive style, and the fabrics he designs are cheerful and explode with colour. In fact, Kaffe Fassett is all about colour. His colour-combinations are inspired by nature's wealth of colours, oriental ceramics and paintings. The jumpers he designs for Rowan Yarns may contain up to 60 colours! It's truly amazing. I used one of Kaffe Fassett's fabrics for this new make-up bag. As you can see it's colourful and just the right thing to brighten up a dreary winter's day. I altered the shape, so that more of your make up and other essential utensils may fit inside! I am also offering to ship this bag 'flat-packed' to reduce the postage. I got this piece of valuable advice from my blogging friends rkdsign88 and The sewing mom. I've alerted my customers to this alternative type of shipping in my shop and I hope it will help to increase sales.

18 comments:

  1. That is pretty! The colors are just what I need to brighten up the dreary look of the cold outside :)

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  2. Very pretty fabric, you created something beautiful, once again!

    I like the idea of giving the buyer the shipping option. I know that as the creator, it's difficult to "smush" our creations into a box or envelope. Unfortunately, with postage costs up and incomes down, seems like the only alternative. :-D

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  3. OMG, you really are a kindred spirit. I was just about to go on Kaffe Fassett's web site. He has been an inspiration to me for many years. I adore your purses! We were luck to have lived in Hong Kong when we did, it was a fascinating place, and those frames were gorgeous.
    Have a great day.
    Karen

    P.S. Do you know about Spoonflower Fabric Design. They are a company that lets you design your own fabric for pennies. It is also a wonderful community to network in, and they celebrate how you use the fabric. Great for your lovely shop.

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  4. What gorgeous fabric! Your work is lovely.

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  5. Thanks for your kind comments, ladies ☺

    Karen - yes, I was really lucky to have spent some time living/working in HK. I miss it sometimes...
    and thank you for pointing out the fabric design company. I haven't heard of them, but I now I'm going to check them out! Thank you!

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  6. It's simply divine!! Thank you for sharing!! I'd be afraid I'd mess it up--my makeup bags are always a mess. LOL

    Thanks for your sweet message on my blog. I appreciate your concern! I promise that once I know something (if anything) I'll post it up. Thanks again!
    Hugs,
    Abby

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  7. That fabric is gorgeous and so nice to see when everything outside is white, white, white. I love the colors and it is a fabulous print.

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  8. Kaffe is a color god. He has such an amazing way of putting things together. I love what you did with the materials. What a great eye!

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  9. Hello Duni,
    What a lovely bag. The fabric is really pretty too, but you make it cuter of course. Yes, about last week I check Spoonflower fabric design too. It looks fun. It makes me want to put some of mine there too, check it out.
    How sweet you mention my name in this posting. I'm sure this bag will rock!

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  10. Hi Duni, Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I love those vintage hankies too.

    I just love to swap blog buttons..I am going to grab yours, hopefully you will do the same for me?

    Love your blog !

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  11. You always have the most unique and gorgeous things!

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  12. Such pretty fabric! What a great makeup bag Duni!

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  13. Duni, It is so cute!! =)

    Glad to hear you were given some good advice about the packaging!

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  14. The purse is Absolutely stunning!! I hope you are feeling much better, but take it easy, ok?

    You are quite popular with all your awards, congratulations!!! Is there room for another one?? I have left one for you over at my blog. :)

    Take care,
    Kat

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  15. Ladies..your kind comments mean the world to me!

    CCC - I will 'grab your button too', thanks for taking mine ☺

    KAT - woohoo, another one? Wow. You are spoiling me ☺

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  16. Wow, thanks for introducing me to Kaffe's fabrics!

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  17. Hi Duni! I just wanted to say thanks for your concern over my earlier blog post on Violet---I giggled a little when you said yuck about spinach. I actually love the stuff. Anyway--I did go to the doc today and posted my experience and diagnosis, so you can head over and check it out if you'd like. Thanks for always being so kind and supportive! You're the best!
    Hugs,
    Abby

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  18. I love that purse. So Cute! As much as your blog is so cute, too. :)

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