Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Back in the flow.

First of all I just want to say a big thank you to Corinne Portalatin from CCDesigns who featured me on her blog this week....my I do get around don't I. Corinne was kind enough to ask me a few questions and show off some of my lovely bags. To read click here.

I have decided that it is about time I got back into the flow of making bags again, I have had a couple of months off from making them but kept the creative juices flowing by making my felt brooches. I was having a bit of a break after I built up a small stock pile of bags, but as I found out having a quick stock take that the sewing machine needs to come out. (I can hear a groan coming from the background, that would be Chris thinking 'Oh no fabric everywhere!!')

I have already cut out some pieces with still some more to do:

I thought I would start with these two fabrics to make 2 clutch bags to add to my website.

This fabric was chosen by my Mam when I was at home visiting, I introduced her to the wonderful world of Etsy :) so this will be being transformed into a clutch bag too, but not sure what colour lining yet, any ideas?


Then I found this material whilst shopping in Ikea, Yes! Ikea. I'm often looking for unusual things to make bags out of. I though that this would make a cool clutch bag or shopper.....better get my robust machine needles out though as it is quite thick!!


  1. Ooh I love the purpley one that is so pretty! I would pair that with fuschia or electric blue. Sweet!

  2. Yeah i would go for a neon Pink lining very now!

  3. luv the pinups!!! I have some pocket mirrors and bottle openers with pinups.

  4. What a great feature!
    Your bags are beautiful :)
    I'm loving your brooch packaging...you did a great job with them~ how fun & exciting, makes me what to make small things to package!!!!!

  5. Great fabrics! Can't wait to see what the finished bags look like! (I love Ikea fabrics too - aren't they great?!)

    It's always great to get the sewing machine out and start making a mess!


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