Today is really lovely here in the capital, so I grabbed the camera and headed oudoors. No need for even a cardi! On Tuesday, I finally set to and managed to finish the four messenger style bags I had been making for sale following your very kind enthusiasm at the one I made for myself a few weeks ago.
I raided my hand dyed vintage wool and I lined each bag with a different equally glorious vintage floral cotton.
The fronts have distinctive patchworked panels with beautiful vintage flowery fabrics, these usually date to around 1930-1950, my favourite period for fabrics. There's also a dash of hand embroidery and each has a vintage button too (though these are just decorative, the bags close with magnetic snaps for ease).
I've popped these in my blog shop should you feel the need to treat yourself!
Well, I must now head downstairs and get on with decorating the cake for a family birthday on Sunday. Eeek, I am much more comfortable in front of the sewing machine and although I seem to have started a new quilt this morning, I really cannot delay (any longer) the marzipan-ing and later, icing! I hope you all have a lovely weekend, my wonderful readers. See you bright and breezy next week.