Sunday, 28 June 2009

Luscious Lime

I've had this fabric for a while, but not known what to make with it. Inspiration struck yesterday and within the space of a couple of hours I had two new bags and two more on the way. First a couple of tote bags - these are slightly smaller than the normal (I wanted dainty not voluminous!) and the pocket is on the outside. This one is finished with a rosette and vintage button. The other one (not shown) is finished simply with three little vintage 'crystal' effect buttons on the edge of the pocket.
Then a couple more slouchy bags (I've given up on snowy bags - it just didn't sound right!)
No fancy embellishments on these, just that gorgeous lime linen and a couple of vintage maroon buttons back to back as a fastener.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Two more bags ...

Black denim and tartan messenger bag. Extra large to fit a laptop if required. Extra wide, padded handle for comfort.
Contrast red stitching, fully lined with supersoft wool tartan. Three internal pockets.Complete with chicken applique on the reverse.
Another Snowy bag in soft, satin eau de nil jacquard.
Finished with a rosette and vintage pale pink button. Fastened with a matching button on the reverse of the rosette.
Lined with dark olive wool crepe, three internal pockets.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Monsoon Snowy bag

Another snowy bag - Monsoon (made from repurposed fabric from a company of the same name!) This bag is in a lovely soft turquoise/teal tweed fabric comprising wool, silk and cotton.

Fastened with a teal button and hand finished with a subtle line of beads and sequins.
Lining is teal satin. Three internal pockets.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Orange Spice Snowy Bag

Another Snowy bag. Fully recycled fabic this time, including recycled beads.
Lined with slub silk effect polyester and red taffeta, with two internal pockets.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Introducing the Snowy Bag ....

I was recently asked to make some bags in a different style for a friend. She provided the fabric - 1/2 yard each for the lining and the outer, and she wanted a slouchy handbag style with inside pockets.

I've been looking at different styles recently and debating what to try, so this was a good challenge!

This is my own pattern, although the style is a pretty common one.

This one is in pink batik with a lilac lining.
I added the recycled touch, beads from an old T shirt - they were just the right shade.
Fastened with a large button and loop closure.
Black flouncy fabric with fuchsia lining.
Fastened with a large black button - this button was a bit big, so I added a rosette on the other side to balance it. It seems to suit the fabric!
Obviously both of these are sold, but keep an eye on Folksy, I will be making more very shortly!