Sunday, July 27, 2008

Show & Tell - New Porch Pouches

Finally, I'm ready ahead of time for Show and Tell Monday! In case you are new to my blog (WELCOME!!) and don't know about it ... on Monday's I join my Pink Sisters at Make Mine Pink in sharing something about our past week or weekend.

Today I'm sharing photos of my two newest OOAK creations: A New French Rose Porch Pouch (tote) and A New Sage Rose Porch Pouch.

I've been so hard at work lately sewing till my fingers are numb and embracing the fact that YES I CAN GET CAUGHT UP! If you are waiting on an order from me, it's almost there - really! I don't mind working tons of hours each week to make the pretties for my customers, but on the weekends I have to take a break and create something completely new! I have to keep my creative energy flowing and this is how I do it...

What fun making these sweet totes! They are gorgeous for hanging anywhere, gathering flowers, taking to the market, or use them for your favorite new summer tote. They are very versatile, but they are truly made to be used!

It might be hard to decide if you just want to hang one on the porch with some pretty silk flowers in it to cheer you up or on a hook in the kitchen, or if you want to carry it everywhere you go because it makes you feel good! Be prepared to get attention if you take it with you out and about! Hmmm, maybe you better get two of them. LOL!

I know that's hard to do when I can only post a couple of new ones every few days. You'd think I was competing with Hermes, being so exclusive and all! But I am trying to crank out as much of this pretty as I can late at night and on weekends. Meanwhile, grab 'em when you can!

Don't forget to check out the other Make Mine Pink blogs for their Show & Tell features today! I'm posting early (Sunday night actually ... yeah I know, amazing isn't it!) but later when it's actually Monday, I'll showcase what some of my friends have been up to!


lisa said...


The new porch pouches are adorable. They will not last long in your shop.


Carolee Crafts said...

Hi Dianne

Love the totes the fabric with the roses is just perfect and represenets all things summer.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...


Love the new bags you created! The fabrics are just so me!! Love the roses and pink theme! Gorgeous!

Pei Li

Sharon said...

Both the pouches are so pretty~ You really ahve the creative juices flowing latley~S

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

ohhhhhh Diane, I have a feeling these porch pouches are going to be seen in some very beautiful magazines!!!

Cottage Flair said...

Your fabrics are just beautiful. I love the idea of the porch pouches. I'm sure they fly out,

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I think the porch pouches are a great idea ! You could keep the book you are reading in there too.
Some munchies maybe, tissues...gee there are a lot of things you could use them for.


Susan said...

Beautiful the porch pouch concept.
Susan *dutchrose*

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

Dianne, your featured Porch Pouch is DEEEE-VINE! I love that fabric!
Thank you for the day I'll be right up there with you and the other expert seamstresses! ;0]
Your new blogbanner is beautiful....

Michelle M. May said...

Gorgeous Dianne, just gorgeous! Wishing you successful sales this week.
Hugs from your friend,
Michelle (shell)

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Dianne, You do such beautiful work! A Porch Pouch...who would have thought! I think every porch in America needs one!
Forget Me Not Dreams

gail said...

Hi Dianne,, I love the pourch pouches. Your work is just awesome. I cant wait to own an original Dianne bag soon! I hope your having a great week, dont work too hard...happy creating. luv, gail

Patricia said...

The Porch Pouches are so pretty. Nice choice of fabrics.


Silena said...

Hi Dianne,
Your Porch Pouches are, indeed, gorgeous! They come to life under your outstanding talent as seamstress and designer and your ability to choose quality fabrics is amazing. Thanks for sharing!!

Silena said...

Its me again, Dianne. Forgot to tell you that I love your new banner! It is so vintage and so nostalgic. It makes me think that I would have loved to live in an era such as the one in which our parents lived. Your mom was so beautiful and she seems to have been so serene and gentle. Just lovely!!

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Dianne, Your porch pouches are just beautiful. I have to go check them out on your site. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. You are such an inspiration! I am always looking for papers taht are just as lovely as your fabrics. Have a great week!

Inka Thomas said...

I love, love, love them!!! Keep them coming.

Lilli Blue said...

Has MB seen the first one? She is going to need that I'm sure. She loves roses! beautiful Dianne. nice work. Lilli

Life With Laura said...

Hi Dianne!

I am constantly amazed at your talent. You make the prettiest handbags. Looove the porch pouches. I know how hard it is to keep up,but you are doing an incredible job. Love it and can't wait to see more of your latest creations. You rock pink sis!
Janets Creative Pillows

Susie said...

Hi Dianne! They are beautiful, how can anyone choose? I like the look of your new blog. So pretty!
The Polka Dot Rose

Theresa said...

Hi Dianne,
We have got to figure out which fashion designer we need to talk to about getting a whole line of your bags included in his/her show. Any ideas? It needs to be....
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Broken China Treasures said...

Hi Dianne,
Just visited your blog for the first time and I absolutely love your porch pouches - so summery and lovely!

Thanks for the visual beautifullness!!

~~ Tanya

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Dianne, Your porch pouches are so pretty. I absolutely LOVE the fabrics. And congratulations to you. You won my cookbook question give-away. I will have it on it's way asap. xo Lynn

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Dianne I love the porch pouches. It's such a fun idea. Of course I LOVE ROSES!! These are just perfect. I especially like the versatility of them. xoxo

GardenGoose said...

very pretty items.