Friday, November 11, 2011

Bird DromDrom #19

This Bird DromDrom was made for my friend, Chassey.
I ordered a new type of foam for the strap in this bag.
I love it!
It feels much sturdier than the old foam.
The corduroy came from a pair of woman's pants.
All the profit from the three bags she ordered 
(80s lightning, plaid and this one)
is going towards my trip to Ethiopia and Rwanda!
She ordered the other two for her sisters for christmas.
Thank you Chassey :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lightning DromDrom #18

I put the name of the owner 
on the back of each DromDrom.

This 80's Lightning DromDrom is another Africa edition.
This is the first time I have used vivid colors like these
and I am very happy with the outcome.
Different, but I like it.

Monday, October 24, 2011

#17 Plaid DromDrom

#17 Plaid DromDrom!
I made this bag from old wool skirts and corduroy pants.
I pieced together several different fabrics, like I was making a quilt
to make the body of the DromDrom.

I have not posted in a while because I just got a job in the hospital.
Full time student + full time transporter = Not much time.

BUT, I will continue making time to create DromDroms
because I am raising money to go to Africa!
I have been to Uganda once before and have been longing to go back to Africa.

I am going to Ethiopia and Rwanda to love on orphaned children there.
So if you buy a DromDrom before December,
All the money goes towards my Africa Trip!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

#16 Rainbow Shoulder DromDrom

This Rainbow DromDrom is the first shoulder bag I have made.
Its made from a pair of  XL corduroy jeans.
I really enjoyed the construction process.
There will definitely be more shoulder bags coming out.

I made this DromDrom for my dear friend, Emily.
She wanted a bag that would be easy to wear while she bikes.
It is super comfy and is more compact than the other DromDroms.

Monday, August 29, 2011

#15 Cloud DromDrom

(sorry about the bottle...just trying to add some juxtaposition)

I made this Cloud DromDrom out of a pair of light denim pants.
The floral fabric is actually a couple dinner napkins.
I have recently been on a lot of airplanes,
and the patterns the land makes are incredible.
I also love being on the same level as the clouds.
They are pretty fascinating when you get to see them that close up.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Baby Silas DromDrom # 14

A close family friend is now a grandmother.
A beautiful little boy has entered the world
And he already has his very own DromDrom.
I made this bag to hold his diapers and bottles.
Grandma likes it so much, she wants another!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

DromDrom # 13 Hungry Dinosaur


Hungry Dinosaur, the thirteenth DromDrom.
I used the same technique that I used with the bike bag to create the dinosaur.  
Just drew him out and outlined my lines with my machine.
This bag is now in Wisconsin
Riding on the back of my dear friend, Taylor.

This bag is special because its the first bag that I tagged!!  
I sew my own tags.
Takes a little while, but its worth it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

#12 Teal Panda DromDrom

This is the bottom of the DromDrom
I like adding little details here and there.

This teal panda DromDrom is twelfth in line
(I have never spelt out "twelfth" before.  That was weird)
It used to be an adorable teal skirt that didn't fit me.
It was hard to cut it up, but it was worth it in the end.

I went to an awesome estate sale and got so many new vintage fabrics.
Finding new fabrics is like striking gold.
There are going to be some prettty cool DromDroms coming out real soon...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

#11 Lauren DromDrom

This DromDrom is one of my favorites.
It has my favorite colors in it.
I made it for a friend, named Lauren.
And I hear she wears it everywhere she goes.
That makes me very happy.
This bag is made from a jean skirt
and a pair of slacks.

Around the time I made Lauren's DromDrom, 
I was trying to decide on a name for my bags.
I had recently gotten back from Europe and Morocco,
Where I had the pleasure of riding a dromedary.

As you can see, 
I really enjoyed that experience.
When deciding on a name, I was trying to think simplistically:
What do you look like when you wear one of my bags...
I thought to myself.


[drom-i-der-ee, druhm-]
noun, plural -dar·ies.
the single-humped camel, Camelus dromedarius,  of Arabia and northern Africa.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bow DromDrom #10

Little Bow DromDrom is bag number ten.
This is made from floral corduroy
and a velvet fabric, used in the lining, that was a gift to me from my dad.
I was very excited with the turnout of this bag.
I would call it sassy.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

#9: The Station wagon in Spain

The ninth DromDrom I made for my little sister.
Since the first DromDrom I made her was the guinea pig design,
I decided to make her another.
It was a gift to her before she set sail to Spain. 
She has a thing for old station wagons.
Inside the bag I put this book:

(sorry its backwards)  
And the funny thing is, I bought this book a long time ago,
before I ever knew that Zoe was going to be traveling to spain.
And I forgot I had it until after I made the bag.
It was meant to be.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

#8 Bike DromDrom

The eighth DromDrom.
A bike bag for my beautiful mama.
The bike is sewn into the flap.
I made this bag a little bit bigger than the rest
with a few extra pockets.