Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Do you remember this post. Well I promised I would show you an item that I have been working on for my etsy shop. I must confess I have already listed it - what do you think? The applique on the bag seemed to take ages!

And, do you remember the bag I made (see photograph below)? I took it with me today when I went shopping and whilst in a book shop with my little boy I heard a voice - 'I love your bag - where did you get it?' I jumped a little and turned round to find one of the shop assistants smiling at me. I explained that I had made it myself and she asked if I had any for sale. I was so pleased. I always feel a little self conscious when I go out wearing something I have made.

For a few days I have been wondering whether to make some of these bags to sell in my shop but they are much more labour intensive than my brooches and I would want to make sure everyone was unique.

However, I must admit I have one just about finished and the colours picked out for a second one so I have decided to give it a go! Fingers crossed!


Karens Hopes said...

You need never feel self concious
your things are fab. I love the applique bird and your crochet bag
is great well done.

andamento said...

Gorgeous work, love both items.

andamento said...

By the way, the postman's just been - I ordered "Toys for your Delight" from Amazon (had birthday vouchers to spend) and it looks great, though the copy I've got is a little musty smelling! Just need more spare time...

Ami said...

Wow! Both items are great!

vanessa said...

Oh yes! Your bag is fab! And that's the ultimate test of somethings success, if someone plucks up the courage to ask where you got it!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

vanessa said...

Forgot to say how gorgeous the bird is! The start of to making perhaps? What a great post about the book you bought. And your elephant. It's fascinating to see that influence in your work.
And thank you for the show photos! I didn't know it was on, what a shame, hopefully I'll be able to make it next year, the standard is just superb.
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)