Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Cute new bags

Well, I finally got around to making some new bags with my new fabric. I took my time, and made a sample bag with some cheap curtains I had bought from a charity shop. The style worked so I set to work with the lovely owl fabric. I adore this fabric, it's a fairly heavy weight (not curtain fabric, but heavier than plain cotton) and it sits so well. It took me a long time as I had to work out how to put on the magnetic clasps, but i did it, I posted a pic on facebook and it sold! i was so chuffed, especially as I suck at taking photos.

So I prepped 4 more bags in 4 different fabrics. I got around to making them yesterday and I have decided to keep the owl bag for myself. I have enough fabric to make 2 more of these owl bags, so I will be making more for my fair at Easter. These don't have the magnetic clasps as i have none left! Oh well, they are still pretty.

I'm not sure how much to make for my first fair, but I think 2 bags in each fabric and the smaller ones I have already made should hopefully be enough. The space can be taken up with brooches and hair clips. Here's the new bags, I hope you like them xx

Friday, 1 March 2013

New fabric

A wee trip into Glasgow meant I needed to visit the fabric shop. Years ago, there was a Remnant Kings  on most high streets - there was one in my home town, but it closed down years ago, infact I though the chain had closed too, but a quick google search for fabric shops in Glasgow highlighted RKs and in the city centre, which was fantastic!

I was in RKs for a long long time, loads of gorgeous fabrics and habdash stuff and I settled on 3 - lovely navy blue (my fave colour) with little owls, some little florals and a deep red cotton, and by chance the 3 colours compliment each other.

I also bought some zips. i wonder if I've bought the wrong size, as I only bought in very small sizes, but these are to practice making little coin purses.

So new bags, and new purses from me next week - watch this space for photos xx

Polly xx