Launching Jucie Lucie Creations

Launching Jucie Lucie Creations

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Support for the A21 Campaign

The purpose behind the design and sale of JucieLucie products is to support the work of the A21 Campaign - a fight against injustice in the 21st century.  I will be donating 50% of the profits of everything I sell.  I would like it to be more but I think I'll be needing to replace my sewing machine soon, so I guess I should save up for that!  A friend and I are also holding an event in support of A21 where ticket entry and proceeds from a silent auction will also be donated.  We are calling it "Be Her Rescuer" and hope to raise awareness of this issue.  

Monday, 9 May 2011

First attempt at design

I've had a few gifts to make lately so I decided to design my own handbags so that in the future, if they were well received, I could possibly sell them.  Here are my first four designs.  Two are similar; the middle panel of one is pleated (green/grey) and the other is left as a plain block (purple).

 The green/grey and purple bags are very roomy inside and have a laminated cardboard insert for strength and support.  The green/grey bag also has four metal squares set into the handles.

 These two and the kimono dolls one (left) feature internal pockets, magnetic snaps and two handles.

     The red flower bag has a zipper set in without internal pockets and I feel is a bit small.  I have since made another and made it bigger which I think works better.  All bags are strengthened with interfacing and fully lined with the same or coordinating fabric.