So, what have I to show you? It struck me in the depths of the night a few days ago that I haven't made any bags for ages and yet bags are what really got me going on all this marvellous sewing/crafting/blogging milarkey. So, down to some bags.
First up, an eye-catching little number for a lady out there who's still lucky enough to have a life and gets to go to swanky places - and needs a bag to accompany her, obviously. The fabric is Anna Maria Horner's Drawing Room range and there is a gorgeous vintage "Hollywood" brooch on the front.
Now, even more excitingly, I decided to do something with the vintage wooden bag handles I've had for a while. I found these in wonderful Dorset. I made myself a knitting/crochet bag a while back incorporating one of the three sets of handles and thought it was time to share the "handle love"with the remaining two sets. To go with such vintage beauties, where else could I turn for the fabric but to Cath K? (No, I have not yet forgiven you, Cath, for making me seemingly bottom of the pile in sending out the new catalogue. Perhaps I need to buy more things from Cath K???)
Round wooden handles have been paired with Cath's Classic Rose print in white. A crochet rose and leaf adorns the handle.
Lined with hot pink gingham.
I confess I do not know the name of this next Cath K print but it's one of my faves, a gorgeous aqua blue with cherry blossoms. Here it is paired with some lovely shaped wooden handles and more pink gingham inside (but a different pink gingham because everyone has lots of different pink ginghams in their stash, don't they?) Another pretty crochet rose and leaf (again in gorgeous alapaca/silk/mohair yarns) is the finishing touch.
I'll keep searching for more handles but these two are the only bags like this I'll probably have for a while. All three bags are residing in my little Etsy shop looking for lovely new owners.
Perhaps it's because Valentine's Day is approaching but love is in the air here at the HenHouse. Specifically, Cath K, crochet flowers, vintage lace and lavender-scented love...
Golly, that's quite a sparse looking photo for me! On that note, I've been giving some gentle thought to how I might display things at the Vintage and Handmade Fair in May. The white "thingy" above on which the hearts are hanging is one possibility. I have also laid my hands on this little wire basket stand so I've had a play with stashing a few bits in that, too.
The background is still very bare! At this point, I'll let you know that this baskety-thingy has been residing on the mantel in my den (not in the guest room, that was purely for photographic purposes). Well, there's nothing sparse about my den, of course!