One of the feline purses from the new range has been featured in a Treasury spot in Etsy which is great news. Have a look here and get some ideas for the up and coming Hallowean which is just under 8 weeks away… http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c831884ecb68eef0ce89f55/the-black-cat-just-crossed-your-path Mr Mistoffelees OH! Well I never! Was there ever A cat so clever As Magical Mr Mistoffelees! T.S. Eliot
Very good news today from the peanut gallery – I visited a local shop yesterday and they have put in an order which I am frantically sewing up today so that they can sell them over the weekend. They liked the Union Jack purse and have ordered six of them and also would like six other designs. Very happy! Now all I need is the delivery of purse frames to arrive today….eek.
Its been a busy couple of days this week , bringing home the bacon, and managed to finish off the first of the African inspired purses. The fabric was given to me by my aunt from Zambia last summer and is from a Kitenge (or chitenge as it is called in Zambia) which is an African garment similar to sarong, often worn by women wrapped around the chest, waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling. They are also sometimes worn by men around the waist in hot weather. Kitenges serve as an inexpensive, informal piece of clothing that is often decorated with a huge varietyRead More →
Today’s purse is following on from yesterday’s style, although today’s Palm Purse is smaller (100mm wide x 100mm high including the clasp). The pineapple’s on the fabric look great and give the purse a touch of old style colonial twist. The left hand side has a streak of cream ribbon running down the edge to give it a little bit of special detail.
Trying something slightly different today, this is the first fabric purse and the glue is literally still fresh. I used dusty blue, and white polka dot fabric with cream lace running along the length and a cream lining. Seems to be slightly quicker to produce (around 3 hours in total from start to finish) then their leather counterparts.