Monday, October 18, 2010

Meet Mia from Sweden! (Read how she gets selvages.)

Mia Ohberg from Sweden made these colorful zippered selvage bags. The smallest one is almost 3 inches wide. Look at those little flower buds on that bag! And all those bright flower petals on the biggest one. These fit one-inside-another like those Russian dolls.

This may be the most beautiful selvage arrangement I've ever seen (above)! I love pink and black together, and I'm a sucker for florals. You can see this bag opened below. Mia planned to use it for cosmetics, but she actually uses it to carry sewing supplies.

Mia has a big advantage when it comes to collecting selvages. She owns her own quilt shop! She offers to cut customer's fabric into strips for them if they let her keep the selvages. "That's normal behavior, isn't it?" she asks. Mia, that sounds perfectly normal to us!

She made this tote for carrying supplies to quilt retreats. She thinks a quilt shop owner should do a little better than carrying paper bags to quilt events. Oh, this is much better! Nice job, Mia.

16 comments:

Leeanne said...

Really cool bags! Well she is providing a service, good for her, not everyone wants selvages.

RustyBird said...

Mia's zippered bags are beautiful!

joana said...

Preciosos bolsos!!

oregonpatchworks said...

Lovely Bags i like your creativity.....lovely ..Really Thanks for sharing with us..the lovely post....

Joanne Lendaro said...

Very cool!! Love the color combos!

Peach Rainbow said...

I love that pink and black bag too!

Melinda said...

Wonderful projects. I love what she is doing with her selvages.

patchouli moon studio said...

I think you meant "SWEDEN" there is only one "e" in Sweden not 2!

Victoria Paige said...

Those bags are awesome!

I love the larger tote bag. I need to come up with an idea for how I want to make my diaper bag. I just don't like any of the bags I see out there. The ones I like are waaaaaaay too expensive for something you're placing dirty diapers and soiled clothing in.

That larger tote bag would be perfect!

Thanks for the ideas! :)

Molly said...

These bags are beautiful!

Maria de Suède said...

Sweden / Schweden / Suède / Suécia / Svezia / Sverige / Ruotsi...

How you spell Sweden in English, german, French, Spanish, Italian / Swedish / Finnish...

But I saw this on blogg.aftonbladet.se...

Snyggt arbete! Nice work!

Sharyn said...

Mia doesn't have a website :(

Lovely work, thank you for sharing!

tinaturner said...
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tinaturner said...

http://www.miasquiltbod.se/

http://blogg.aftonbladet.se/14173

PJs Lapperier. said...

Mias sewingweeks in the beutiful landscape DALARNA in Sweden. I have visiting there for four years. So nice!!! and FUN. Look for the week from 2006. Click on
Aktiviteter. And then on the pictures.

http://www.miasquiltbod.se/

Sand and Sunshine said...

Oh how great is that? Love the big one.