Thursday, 28 August 2014

All About The Bag

I have some lovely wool kilt fabric in different tones so we have been making a few for the shop this week. Kilt wools are thick and very strong so lend themselves for bag making.
I am also loving using a little velvet ribbon as fastenings which comes in beautiful colours.
The bottom bag was made from a lovely wool and cotton mix pinstripe fabric with a beret to match.
I put it in one of my windows and had a phone call from someone who had spotted it while walking past and wanted to buy it before it disappeared.
The shoulder straps on all the bags are vintage petersham ribbons from the 40's of which I have several rolls but once I've used them they will be difficult to replace, they are so fine and silky.
So it's almost the end of the summer holidays, it's gone so fast but I've managed to do a few lovely things with my family and keep the shop going.
I love making winter hats and accessories so today a box of felts arrived, now all I need to do is turn them into hats.!

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