Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's not a wedgie dahrling, it's art!


I've had a long couple of days. Two kids down with fevers and a very work-stressed husband. I tried to grab a few minutes for myself when I attempted to do the photos of some new bags for my Etsy shop. I'd had the bags made for days, but just couldn't find time to photograph them.


I finally did it, and that night I got ready to upload them. And realised that all the photos of me holding the bags look like I'm trying to pull a wedgie out of my bum. Noice.


I looked at them. I sighed. And I thought "oh bugger it" and uploaded them anyway.


And then I found my sense of humour and decided to make the wedgie shots the main display photos. And I also made them my featured items. Because that's about where I am right now - what the hell, here look at me picking a wedgie. I just don't care anymore.


For the record, I actually have my hand in my back pocket.

For some reason, I thought it might look hip!


Apparently not...



Ok, so just to make sure you don't all go to bed tonight and have wedgie nightmares, here's a sweet chaser.


I made this last Sunday morning, just an hour before we had to go to a birthday party for a four year old. All reclaimed fabrics except for the giant ric rac - super quick and easy, and quite satisfying.


The brooch was a little something I'd prepared earlier (as in about 6 months ago) and seemed to add a little festivity to the number. Kate thought it was great - a twirly pink and purple polka-dotty party skirt. What more could a two year old want? Actually, what she did want - and insist upon - was pants to wear under the skirt. We finally agreed on some footless tights. Maybe she was worried about wedgies.......

Edited to add - I just realised I am wearing my "Isn't Life Great" t-shirt in all these photos. Somehow that seems fitting...

27 comments:

Paula Weston said...

I keep saying the world needs more wedgie art.

Great post - and great bags!

potty mouth mama said...

I like these shots! I think they look fab! Bags are looking good too!
And that skirt - no wonder it was loved - soooo cute!

Twinkle Star Art said...

I'm still wiping tears from my cheeks from laughing so much. You know, if you never mentioned anything about wedgies I wouldn't have even given it a thought. I probably would have focused on the gorgeous handbags you were showing off. Which I had to go back and have a look at them because I was paying too much attention to the funny wedgie poses. Cute girls skirt too! :-)

vanessa.e. said...

you are too funny! and those bags are awfully cute!!

CurlyPops said...

Its so hard to try to look all hip and cute in the photos. I like the wedgie shots...it shows you have attitude! Dontcha just love giant ric rac...

Hollabee said...

It definitely makes good reading material! Thanks for using my fabrics, the bags look fab!

Jenny said...

Great photos of great bags and what a cute little skirt and ver entertaining post!

Car said...

So Bec, as the title says "it's art" do I take that as...

the art to remove said wedgie

Oh I get it - you meant the bags :D

Love the bags, love the top, love the pose dahling :)

Gorgeous little skirt too, must make K one of them!!!

EmBelISH said...

Well you certainly put a smile on my face on this cold wet morning :) Those wedgie shots are fantastic and the bags a great too
Bel x

Rebekah said...

hilarious!

cindy said...

I love the pippi-joe material, especially in the green. They all look great. Oh and that skirt is devine, I could wear that now it's hitting summer just the brightness we need in bleak melbourne.

Rachel said...

These bags are so great! I love messenger-style bags these days!

Jodie said...

Maybe those bags need to be called "The wedgies"

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Love you "wedgie" shots (not that I would have thought that until you said it). Bags look great too!

Loz and Dinny said...

You completely cracked me up - love reading your blog and I am still having a chuckle! Noice!

Hot Fudge said...

I can hear the customers shouting, "Wedgie get it?" to which you could reply, "On my Etsy shop!"

Sorry, I'm a bit stir crazy - I've got to get out tomorrow.

The skirt is soooo cute! Wish I was 85 years younger.

shells said...

There's a surprise in my blog for you when you have time to look :)

Hey Harriet said...

Yay! I can finally comment on your blog. It wouldn't let me for the longest time! So strange...

I like your wedgie shots! Maybe it will initiate a new trend. Everyone will be posing wedgie style now :) Love your new bags Bec! Your headless hipster photos look great to me!

rubyredstudios said...

Nothing like an psuedo edgy wedgie shot to keep em' all guessing!
Love the new bags and skirt too xh

Ali said...

wow! great bags Bec!! and a gorgeous sweet skirt! .. and I reckon those wedgie shots are going to take off - you may just have started a trend!! hee hee, so funny Bec :)

Kylie said...

Great bags and LOL at the shirt - yes very fitting indeed. And the wedgies - well it adds to it doesnt it - you will have people chatting all over blogland and posting there pictures soon enough!

BigCat said...

You made me chuckle. Lovely bags.

shells said...

You're welcome :) I hope you and your kids are feeling better soon! There's nothing worse than having to take care of sick kids while being sick yourself :/ Take care.

shells said...

Hey Bec! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I hope you and your kids are all feeing better!

Levin (and Emily) said...

the bags are great
the wedgie shots are great
and the skirt is divine!
l
x

AnastasiaC said...

haha that made me laugh!! you look FAB!!
the bags look great!!!

Drewzel said...

I didn't even notice anything remotely wedgie like until you mentioned it. I was fixated on the bags!!