Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs emailed me today and shared a sneak preview of her upcoming book ‘Bold Bags’. Joan is pretty excited about this new venture, so I’ll share her comments and some of what I read on her blog for our Quilters Showcase readers.
“I am so excited about my new project with Leisure Arts (LA). LA approached me to do a book with their new line of faux leather and mock croc purse products. I fell in love with the materials as soon as I started to play with them.
The handles and the shoulder straps are the big news for our bag-loving fabric crafters because they are a new offering and will work with many designs already available in the maket. Fashion handles have been readily available for a number of years, but the selection has been limited to hard, mold-injected models or beads strung on wire. LA is offering faux leather handle pairs and mock croc shoulder straps. LA also offers letter-sized sheets of the same faux leather and mock croc which are easy to cut and sew.
‘Bold Bags’ by Lazy Girl Designs from Leisure Arts book should be available in November 2006. ‘Bold Bags’ contains 7 bag projects and suggested retail is $8.95, 32 pages, full-color. The projects range from easy to intermediate. And here’s the inside scoop on one detail – we introduce yet another easy and fantastic way to install a zipper!”
You can see the entire line of ‘Exclusively You’ faux leather and mock croc products from Leisure Arts at: http://www.leisurearts.com/all_skills/ey/
Thanks to Joan for that fabulous preview and I will keep you posted on when this book becomes available at Quilter’s Warehouse. I also found that Gina has posted more information about Joan and her new book on Quilter’s Buzz. And if that isn’t enought, Joan has even more detail about the project on her personal blog found here.