Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wonder No More
Okay ~ that's not really true. I love the Wonder Wallet by Lazy Girl Designs. It's one of my favorite things to make. I've made more than I could ever count. Given away dozens and use them myself all the time. I make one for every purse I use. The down side is that I can't sell them due to copyright issues. I make and sell quite a few purses ~ mostly screen bags and I'm asked all the time if I would make/sell them a wallet to match so I've come up with a design of my own. I have the utmost respect for Joan Hawley and her patterns ~ they are some of the easiest and prettiest bags etc. I've ever used ~ and I have no plans on marketing my own design at this point in my life. It's just my solution to my customer requests. I came up with the idea based on a book cover that I made up a few years ago. One side has a clear pocket for your driver's license and the other has a plain pocket for credit cards, money, etc. It folds in the middle and closes with elastic that hooks onto a button. It's a bit smaller than the wonder wallet and doesn't have as many pockets but it does hold just as much and now you don't have to take your id out of your wallet to show it. I'd love to hear what you think ~ both good and bad cause there is always room for improvement. Now this is just my prototype...
That big pocket there just screams for some embellishment ~ maybe some embroidery or ribbon ~ even just a fancy top stitch. Maybe inserting a grommet and keyring? I'm also thinking of doing something more fun with the buttons.
I guess the highest compliment came from my husband who told me, in the right fabrics, he would carry one. COOL!
Well back to the sewing room to see what else I can come up with.