Saturday, 8 October 2011


It was rather a dull looking day yesterday - rain and drizzle but a bit of sun peeking through so the grass looked really vivid green. I spotted this double rainbow outside my kitchen, reminded me of that video on youtube of the guy going nuts over a double rainbow, made me giggle!

I love this time of year, autumn is the best. The colours are all so cool, the trees look more interesting and it always seems like theres something magical in the air - you know, with crisp blue skies and sparkling icy ground in the morning. Plus, I recon after the summer when you can only find t-shirts and thin tops when it's freezing outside you can finally find weather appropriate clothes.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Lace detail handbag

Hi everybody!

Re photography challenge, I'm still taking pictures but I've decided its taking up to much blog space doing an image a day so I'm going to have a few on the one entry. But for now I'd like to show you a bag I was inspired to make after seeing this vintage Putty handbag on pinterest

I love the lace detail. I had a load of lace edging kicking around so decided to give it a try. I used a floral pattern flannel fabric for the main body, the lining is from polyester pyjamas, I bought both from a charity shop. I'm afraid I had to play around with the contrast on photoshop to pick up the details, but I don't think the integrity of the piece was compromised. Here it is;
I learned a lot making it, there are parts I would change; I would make the bag shorted and deeper, I would change the handle to something more deliberate and sturdy and I would put a different fastener in, maybe a magnetic popper. I'm kind of eager to try some more bags out, I enjoyed making the pattern.
I'm really pleased with it, what do you think?