Monday, August 30, 2010

Lazy Girl Designs at Checker Distributor 62 Anniversary Open House

Checker Distributor 62 Anniversary Open House
Chapter 5
Lazy Girl Designs

This is Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs.  Joan is a fabulous purse designer and she has a bag suited for everyone's taste and needs.  I only wish I could come up with that many designs all different, interesting and functional.  I'm thinking she might consider changing her business name from Lazy Girl Designs to "The Hard Working Gal Formerly Known as The Lazy Girl Designer." 
The purse at the top of this photo is the Margo Handbag.  The small wallet up front is the Wonder Wallet and the taller one in the back to the left of the photo is the Maggie Pattern.  The wallet I carry is the Wonder Wallet pattern and I'm telling you I need to make a new one and fast.  (Mine is very dirty...that's why I never mentioned it to Joan when I saw her....imagine my embarrassment if she had seen that filthy wallet....yikes....she doesn't know lazy!)
 
Joan's latest pattern is the Lily Pocket Purse and it is only available for pre-order.  The patterns are expected to be released early October.   There is an excellent photo of the inside of this purse on Joan's blog....just click here to see what I'm talking about :)
 
I love the fun print on this Margo Handbag.  Just change the fabric and you have a great purse for the fall and winter too.    That is what I love about carrying a handmade purse....being able to make another one in a different fabric for myself or as a gift. 
I love the name of this bag, the Whimsy Bag.  I just like the word....Whimsy....Whimsy....Whimsy....
You may have known Joan has designed all of these incredible patterns and so many more....honestly....so many more....but did you know she wrote a quilting book too?  I didn't until recently...check this out:

Joan makes 24 different Lazy Angle Blocks and uses them to make more than 230 block combinations....and she still keeps calling it Lazy.    So if you are truly lazy, like me, then you can use the Lazy Angle Ruler to make your cutting so much faster and accurate....she has again done all the work for us. 

Hmmmm....do you think the Lazy refers to me? Us?  Yikes....I can speak for myself....indeed I am lazy and I don't want or need to re-create the wheel, television, Internet or anything else....I'm so lazy there would be none of those inventions if it were left up to me!!!

Don't forget about the Giveaways....don't know about them?  They are posted in Chapter 3.

Smiles,
Kelly

24 comments:

  1. Love the shape of that Lily Pocket purse and the Wonder Wallet!

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  2. I just checked the Lazy Girl blog, and found some great tutorials!

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  3. I agree, Joan is far from being lazy. She is so very creative and continually comes up with new and wonderful designs.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the whimsy bag too! Cute!

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  5. Ohhhh I love those bags! And the wallets too! Very nice!

    MGM

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  6. I am a bag-a-holic and those bags and purses are just lovely. I have just finished making a bag out of all my scraps..I put a pic of it on my blog. Now I am motivated to make another one :)

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  7. Ha ha..I would assume the lazy refers to me, but not the girl part!

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  8. Those bags are wonderful - all of you are so productive.

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  9. I really want to make purses and totes, but would like to take a class first, just to get the feel of it and have someone nearby if I get stuck.

    Debbie

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  10. whimsy bag is what I love best...the colours...yummy!

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  11. LOVE all of the Lazy Girl line! I have a wonder wallet, and have made tons of them to give away! They are perfect with a little gift card tucked inside them! Have the Maggie, but haven't made it. Thanks for the cool pics!!

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  12. I love Joan's patterns! As far as a class, the instructions are so clear and sensical (LOL new word) that it's like having an instructor right there! Congratulations Joan on the nice article!

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  13. Joan's patterns are AWESOME! I had not made a real bag until my sister introduced me to Joan's Summer Tote - and I was hooked!!! I love her photo filled patterns - great for visual people like me!!! And her bags just "swing" -no matter what fabrics you choose!

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  14. Did you happen to see her zipper demo? It was awesome!!

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  15. Joan is a master of design, for certain, but her zipper techniques even more impressive--and she keeps coming up with more!

    Plus she has great taste in shoes. :)

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  16. I love her designs! Thanks for sharing her blog--I've never seen it and it's great!! Sew many tutorials and details about making the bags.

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  17. I am SOOO very picky about the features of my purses, it's hard to find the 'perfect purse'! Maybe Lazy Girl is the solution.....?!?

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  18. I've yet to meet one of her patterns I didn't want to make. :)

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  19. No, not lazy! Implementing process improvements. Yeah, that's the ticket. hehehe

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  20. I love Joan's patterns! I made a Miranda bag and I love to use it and have people ask me where I bought it!

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  21. Great purses and totes! I have the Lazy and Loving it book for years. It's great.

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  22. LOVE the pocket purse! I'll need to check out that pattern =)

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  23. Lazy designs are some of the BEST, for sure. I love the wonder wallet, and some of the bag patterns. Thanks for sharing about her.

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  24. Those bags are GREAT! Lazy, she ain't - that's for sure! That Wonder Wallet looks terrific! Wouldn't it be neat to make a bunch of different size & shape bags & wallets, all in the same fabrics! hehe - then I'd actually coordinate for a change!

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