Saturday, 16 May 2009

Carolita hand bag - Línea Tierra


Carolita hand bag
Originally uploaded by Marian Florcita

Well, this is what I've been working on for a while. It took me some time because along the way I had to learn about measurements, wooden buttons, handsewing leather and a bit of design.
I name it after my sister, Carolina -Carolita is more of a pet name :) . She is a big executive woman at her tender 29yrs old, always running around with bags full of cell phones and daily planners, books and papers. And this bag is big, simple in its design, strong and -I think- chic.

The bag itself was made with Mongolische wool, which is dark brown and with a thick hair. It was handfelted without seams so it's very sturdy. I lined it with light cocoa brown cotton and added and inner pocket which closes with a handmade wooden button (one of those from the previous posts!). Outside, metallic rings are attached with hand sewn leather straps which hold the also handfelted handles.

This new line of handbags I'm working on (There are more to come) I call "Tierra" which means "Earth" in spanish. All basic elements like wood and leather, metal and wool... basic and pure.

Going bacl to nature but with style!

Click on the pic for a larger view... and it directs you to my Flickr!

12 comments:

ArtMind said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! I love the name of your new line - I simply adore Spanish words and I think we should get together someday and you can teach me some! ;)
I also love your sister's name - is she getting this bag? Lucky sis! ;)

Clausewitz said...

Oi. Parabéns por seu excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil. Abração

Tweed Delights said...

Beautiful - I love all the natural elements! :)

Chrissie said...

This is a real labour of love!

F said...

Mitsy, i will give you spanish basic lessons like... ceramina y "mini sentimientos" hahaha
Clause, obrigado!
Tweedy, thanks!
Chrissie... indeed! it took a lot of patience and thought!

Lily Pang said...

It looks very neat and stylish. Just a thought, do you want to think of putting a sophisticated colored Florcita art on it?

I'll see you at end of next month. Take care and have fun!

Julia Rossi said...

Mariana te tengo que mandar las fotos de las pantuflas que estoy haciendo ( nunca las había hecho ) y la deuda pendiente que tengo es la de hacer bolsos. Tengo que buscar una página de una artitas alemana que hace unas carteras increíbles. Pediré consejos en cuanto me anime a hacerlas. Las tuyas estan divinas!!!
Beso
Julia

fieltro said...

Es bellisima tu cartera! me encantò! El cierre se lo coses a mano no? Exitos seguimos en contacto. Pamela

florcita said...

Lily, how do you mean? like a brand??? It has a little leather tag, which is not on the bag itself; but I thought of leaving it plain. I like my bags plain and no brands loudly on them... but it is a good thought!
Have a nice trip!!!

Julia... a ver esas fotos! que ensenias vos?? mas nuno?? pregunto porque tengo varias actividades que se hacen aca siempre, si te interesa. Nunca hiciste un bolso???? a trabajaaaaar!
Pam, esta no tiene cierre porque se cierra sola por la forma. He hecho otras con cierres cosidas a mano o a maquina...dependiendo si quiero que se vea o no los puntos...

Pam de Groot said...

Such a chic little bag. I do like very much. I know exactly what you mean by measuring. Make sure you record all your hard work other wise you have to start all over again. Here speaks the voice of experience. You will have to plant some Eucalypts up there and invite India to visit.

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