If you like specially designed bags and accessories, please take a look at my blog.
I love to design bags of all kinds.
The first entries will introduce you to my work in particular, to all the different types of bags I like to create.
If you look at the bar next to the title above: handmade by Agathe, a menue will lead you to the different articles directly.
Some articles you may find rather personal though, telling stories of my family or my creative background.
Should you wonder who the persons behind the names mentioned below are, let me quickly introduce you to my family: My husband Michael, my son Max and my daughter Klara. Then there is my sister Brigitte with her three lovely kids Kim, Sam and Emi. Most of the clothes I design every now and then are for one of them.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Would you recognize this as a garage?
From Dec. 7, 2018 on, my friend Ines (visami.de) and I will open our garage to visitors on Friday afternoons.
We present our art and offer coffee and cakes. The donations for coffee and cake will be passed on to different people in need.
So much looking forward to our project.
Felt is still one of my favorite fabrics. I designed a red felt bag made with a few silk highlights:
I feel I have made quite some progress lately. My bags have more and more details compared to even not so long ago.
But then…gosh…if I think of it: it is so easy to do. Meanwhile, often I take more time for the design process then sewing the piece together.
I tried out another style bag and love it. It looks tiny but offers lots of room inside:
A few days ago I stumbled over a picture of a miniature beanbag posted somewhere on the internet. On it didnt rest a little doll but a mobile phone.
I couldnt get this picture out of my mind so I started making a few. There are so many possibilities, so much creativity can be put into such a bag. I’m hooked!
A wonderful and very helpful friend sugested to somehow cut out the leaves of a fabric and stitch them in a new pattern on one of my pieces.
I wasn’t really able to visualize the outcome and simply started applying leave by leave.
This is the finished piece:
Thanks dear friend, for your advice.
This little friend likes to sleep on a soft pillow.
He’s all happy now on his new chill-out spot.
For long I have intended to sew different kinds of BigBags. Finally, Nr 1 is finished…and sure is big. In my opinion very handy, suiting all kinds of purposes (eg Beach Bag, leaving the house with little children, for shopping, short trips/instead of a little suitcase, etc).
The first time I do something difficult it takes me a few hours. Once I know what I am doing, I get done faster and faster. Let me call this “increasing experience”.
Two years ago I would have not known where to start to begin with. Now I felt that this bag was no “book with 7 seals”, for sure.
Looking foward to my next one.
For my two kids as well as Brigitte’s 3 kids I made an Easternest for each and for Brigitte a little suitcase for cookies, presents or else.
Happy Easter, everyone!
Every once in a while friends and family ask me for help in fitting or adjusting clothes that are too tight / too wide/ too long etc.
Every time I am offered the opportunity I feel honored as well as excited. Since I never learned to do these tasks in a school or else it is on me to use my own brain and go for trial and error. The result is fitting better every time and I learn alot with every task. The sewing itself isn’t hard at all, on the other hand it is often challenging to find the best solution in order to achieve the intended result.
Latest project was the request to shorten a Scottish skirt. I sure liked the result, so did my friend.
The Overlock makes such tasks easy and the result looks quite well.
For an elderly lady I have made a small shoulder bag to make it easier on her having to carry her blood glucose meter with her all the time.
Klara likes to wear cuddly hoodys and shirts during the cold months. It is hard to find exactly what she likes so I gave it a try. Happy to find out that it fits her perfectly and seems to be just right.
Sometimes I find the need to design something for myself as well:
Then I designed a two piece woolen and silk pullover for my sister:
And this hoody ended up just right for Emi:
We have a new roof on our old house and a new, modern entrance door.
Since I am a bit tired of the grey, dark winter colors, I decorated our new door springlike.
There is a winner! Congratulations!!
Dear friends, I would like to make one person happy for winning this set of two pieces.
This bag (as shown in the above picture of this entry) is to easen keeping handbags tidy. If all important belongings in one’s handbag are stored in this inside bag, one can easily swap handbags as well.
What is this kind of bag called? I describe and name it several times in some of my previous entries.
First correct feedback will receive this piece including the adjacent little bag. Please use the feedback form below.
Good luck to everyone!
All my straps, ribbons and ruffles are always in a chaos, although I try to keep them in place. I even sort them by colour in different transparant bags. No matter how hard I try, this is what I have within just a few days: piles, chaos, … a mess.
So I took the time and do this “wall of bags”:
It has yet to be finished regarding the suspension device.
The question remains: will this lead to a better organized and tidy way to store my sewing accessories?
Happy New Year to everyone.
My little blog here has been visited last year by friends from/in 17 countries (either living there or on vacation) almost 400 times. Approximately 1000 views of the different posts have been generated throughout the year 2017.
This is alot given the fact that I have passed the blog’s address to only a few friends from all over the world and interested persons at the faires, I had participated in.
Thank you very much for your interest. Please return as often as your time allows.
I have lots of new projects on my mind and looking forward to presenting you the results.