Now I don't mean literally. Sorry if you got all excited there!
I've been making bags for a while now and I generally use fabrics I import from America from the big designers over there. Don't ask me when, as I am not sure of the precise eureka moment, but recently it struck me that I had failed to combine two of my current passions in life: bag making and Cath Kidston's fabrics...
Et voila. Behold my first couple of bags made to my own design but with Cath K fabric. I think they're rather pretty, I hope you agree. I love Cath's stuff generally (but you know that already) but you do tend to see everyone with the same things so I thought, let's make it a bit more individual!
I've made these bags reversible so if you don't fancy having a Cath day, you can have a polka-dotty day instead. I've used strong webbing for the trim and straps and selected some pretty co-ordinating buttons and ribbons to close the bags.
I love this Classic Roses fabric with the more unusual beige background. And what's not to love about red and white polks dots? Perfect for this time of year...
Its friend features the same lovely Classic Roses fabric but has the stunning sky blue background teamed with a multi-coloured spotty fabric on the other side.
I'm planning to make some more styles incorporating Cath K fabrics so watch this space! Any suggestions warmly received.
If you fancy giving a HenHouse/Cath K bag a home, pop over to here. I promise, they're not made in China!
Have a good day (it looks pretty miserable outside here..)
Quite a few people have asked me how much these bags cost in good old British pounds. Apologies that Etsy only allows you to put the amounts in US$. I just used an online currency converter and $56 works out to just under £35.