Sunday, August 09, 2009

Dick and Jane In Love Bag

Do you remember the Dick and Jane readers? They might have been before your time, they certainly were before my time! LOL
But, I have seen these little readers at the antique stores and I just love anything about books. My mother read to us so much when we were kids. That is probably why I love books so much these days.

At any rate, I was inspired by Dick and Jane books to create this handbag. It is totally my own design.....I know it is nothing special in the way of design (just a simple box cut) but it is my own pattern! I like to use my own patterns. When creating a pattern for a fabric piece, one has to really think about the construction in terms of function .....being a right brain dominant person, that is difficult for me. So each time I construct a pattern, it is a great exercise for the left side of my brain.

But on the other side (the right side of the brain) inspired me to make this purse be about Dick and Jane being in love. The sides of the purse have iron on patches of "LOVE" and hot lips, etc. Hope you enjoy viewing this project.

10 comments:

Giggles said...

Very hard to forget Dick and Jane, like the books I too am vintage!! Wonderful project! Yesterday I heard of a nineteen year old getting a Lucille Ball Tattoo! Everything Old is NEW!! Nice to reminisce....

Peace Giggles

grrl + dog said...

run Dick run!

Look!

A new bag with us on it!
see Dick and Jane

oh yes, I learnt to read care of Dick, Jane and Spot.

Liberal I am. Bona fide I be. said...

This bag is adorable!! Great work! You are so talented. I love your store and your blog. :)

Poetic Artist said...

cute bag, you are so creative.
Katelen

Carolyn said...

super duper DOOPER cute! You seem so happy and busy-busy, and it shows in your work! YAY YOU!

Mango Girl said...

The old Dick and Jane books ~ what memories!

Your bag has inspired me! I am going to make a handbag similar to yours with my favorite book!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Amber said...

I remember Dick and Jane.....run Jane run....see Jane run....Great idea for a purse!

Susan said...

I also remember the Dick and Jane series. Love the bright colors you chose. Nice job.

Sabii Wabii said...

Of course I remember Dick and Jane! What a cute idea!

Lisa said...

oh i love dick and jane and your bag! i learned to read on these books! in fact i went to a book sale a year or so ago and they are reprinting them! so elementary dahling!