Wednesday, January 24, 2007

It's in the Bag (with apologies to Selwyn Toogood)

Black shopping tote with a lining made of colourful fabric printed in a leaf design.Finished (finally!): The IKEA bag to go with the pouch I made for Duchess N of Mosmania. (Yes, I know it's not Friday but I'm away in Sydney this (long) weekend so let's pretend and call it Wow! It's done Wednesday or something.)

And the pile is looking rather a lot smaller, I'm pleased to say.

I'm seriously considering making some bags to sell but I need your input. eBay, Etsy or a good old fashioned market stall (preferably somewhere like Mosman where they're rolling in dosh)? Opinions, please!

(Listening to: Evermore, Real Life)
Featured on IKEA Hackers in February 2007.

See my other IKEA hacks:
Colouring in fabric (December 2006)
Zippered pouch (December 2006)
Rationelle coasters (February 2007)
Peg frame (May 2007)


Carson said...

I'm not sure if ebay is the right outlet for those.
I'd say etsy is the right 'style' but I don't know enough about its e-commerce potential yet.
Also I would've thought the bag is a little too funky for Mosman. Seems more like a Bondi/Balmain/Rozelle market product to me, which are more up the funky end but still attracts cashed-up purchasers.
But then having done the market stall thing myself it's a LOT of work and the online option seems very attractive to me then all you've got to worry about is shipping. Maybe etsy's the go.

kmehaffey said...

I just discovered this ikeahacker site and immediately flipped to your bag-its awesom! Not just for the looks, but becasue I just might be able to do it myself!!! Thank-yo so much for inspiring me! Kathy M, Tucson, Az, USA....(70 miles from IKEA in Phoenix!!!!)