I've had quite a bit of success with selling bags and accessories lately and sometimes, it's obvious the custom has come via this blog, so thank you very much. Do drop me a note if you buy something and you follow the blog, I like to have a cyber-natter! I therefore thought I'd better get making some new items (and justify the recent influx of delicious fabric through my letterbox).
Firstly, a couple of Florette brooches. I was obviously having a "spotty dotty" day when I made these!
The colours of this one remind me of Halloween...
Secondly, a couple of clutch bags. This has been the most popular design of all the bags I've designed and made. It is a version of a larger shoulder bag I had made and sold and a lady from Scotland contacted me and asked me to make a clutch bag version. So, many thanks to her for the inspiration.
This one is crafted from Anna Maria Horner's latest range of fabric called "Garden Party" and this particular design is called "Mingling". Love that name! The vintage brooch works beautifully to highlight the yellow detail in the fabric.
I loved this fabric when I saw it and thought it would lend itself perfectly to a unique bridal bag or certainly, a bag for a very glamorous occasion. The perfect thing to brighten up that lbd! This one also has a lovely vintage brooch.
Last weekend, I met up with my sister in Stoke for the annual Carlton Ware World Conference. The less said about that, the better, but we did sneak off on Sunday to visit the antiques fair at Stafford. The odd little thing slipped into my bag and I have to confess to a few eBay purchases recently, so I'll post about those soon to satisfy everyone's vintagey, thrifty thirst! Now I must practise my crochet before tomorrow's course. I have been very slack with my homework this week!