Monday, 1 December 2008

Beautiful hand-crafted bags

Women have always amazed me. I find it fascinating to watch just how capable women are. Amongst our many, many talents we give birth to new beings - how much more amazing can we get? ;-)

I am blessed to be surrounded by the most amazing group of women. Last week while visiting my friend, Jacqueline, I had the opportunity to see several of the items that she has been creating for a sale she is in this weekend. I was prepared to be amazed by her things...I've seen some of her quilts and some clothing she has made for her oldest daughter so I knew she was a talented seamstress and designer but Oh My!! I had no idea just how talented. I was floored...and all this while mothering a lovely little girl and twin toddlers. Truly an amazing woman. I'm so excited to see her show this weekend. I took some pictures of just a few of her items so that I could share them here.

Fun skirts for little girls.

Funky bags for girls too. These bags are fully lined and I just love the fun fabrics and the way that Jacqueline combines the colours and patterns. And the aprons...Oh, how I love the aprons! They are all reversible. I've only pictured two aprons below - this one reverses to look like this.And this one
reverses to this.
Aren't they stunning? Definitely Not! your gramma's apron. ;-) I love the fabrics that Jacqueline combines. But my favourite (I think, it really is too hard to decide what my most favourite item is because truly, they are all so gorgeous) are the bags that she makes.These are also fully lined and each and every one is unique. Jacqueline makes each one different - either by style, fabric combinations or added details.She even makes her own covered buttons to match (or contrast) the fabrics.
These are just a few of the items that she has created. For any locals who would like to see more you can check it out in person this weekend. Here are the details of the show - it sounds like a great way to get some holiday shopping done too. ;-)

Event: Winter Cache - an art and craft show and sale

Date: Friday, Dec. 5th, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, Dec. 6th, 10 am - 5pm

Where: The Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water Street

What: The first of an annual art and craft show and sale, featuring local talent in a variety of creative disciplines - jewelry, textiles (that's her!) art, clothing, accessories, pottery and ceramics, baking, t-shirts, furniture, home accessories.... all new and fresh from local young creators.


Katherine said...

Thanks for sharing Jacqueline's beautiful creations, Heather. Wish I could be there to see it all in person and support her at the sale.

I hope Jacqueline did a count when she packed up her things to take home again after your photoshoot. I'm thinking Heather might have wanted to give her the slip on a few items she fell in love with... ;o)

Samantha said...

They really are beautiful!! And as beautiful as they look online, they are 10 times more beautiful in person. Plus all the small details that the camera can't pick up, and the insides that are just lovely as well. I'm excited to see her whole collection displayed - I'm sure it will be stunning!

Joanne said...

Wow!!! So beautiful...maybe it's a good thing I can't make it to that sale...beautiful handcrafted girl stuff?? Sure to blow my gift budget out of the water! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these Heather! I am so excited about this sale and have had so much fun creating these little lovelies!

Thanks again!