30 Days 'til BEA: Obsessed With Bags
It's a bit surreal because I've attended this book fair many times as an employee of a publishing company. (Okay, many different publishing companies, but who's counting?) And now, instead of promoting other authors, I'm going to promote---ME! I'll be doing a duct tape crafting demo on Thursday, May 30th, at 2 PM. I'm asking all well-wishers to send me some positive vibes on the day of. And if you are attending the BEA, please come to my demo!
In addition to putting together materials for the duct tape crafting demo, I'm making a kick-ass bag that my publisher will raffle off during the BEA. It will be filled with goodies including a copy of my book TAPE IT & MAKE IT, several rolls of duct tape, and crafting tools. Today I'm working with my all-time favorite tape to experiment with: a blue and white chevron print made by Platypus. I've made a pleated fabric and paired it with orange duct tape trim. The combination of these two colors/patterns is incredibly soothing to me and I've used it a number of times. I hope the bag turns out well, though I'm sure that it won't be the final one that I send in. I'll probably make at least three different bags before deciding which one looks best. Here is what I have so far:
I'm thinking of adding brass grommets to give it a little umph. Let's see what tomorrow brings...