|Posted by ellen on May 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM|
This bag, which I made in March, created a mini-fury when Etsy posted it on their facebook page. I called it 'optimism in a bag' and it seemed to strike a chord with many people. I could have sold a dozen of them that day, but alas, I only made the one. It was a magical moment when ice pink leather, camel colored wool, and an uplifting thought came together. I just wanted to put this picture of it up so if you're still thinking about it, don't lose hope, I do want to make more...it just requires the exact right weight and stiffness of leather, which is hard to find.
If it's more the "happier times ahead" that you like, not necessarily on the bag, rest assured that I am going to make more, smaller, products with the phrase on or in them.
Funnily enough (dark, sorrowful laugh) I came up with the phrase and made the screen to print it in around 2009, in the depths of the recession. Then I was too disheartened to print it on anything for three years! However, I do think it's now time to create a happier future, and a lot of you agree.