Monday, 28 March 2011

New Bag!

Today I thought it was about time I made a start on some bags for the forthcoming spring fairs.  The first, The By Hand Festival in Wawa, is just 4 weeks away!  Whilst browsing around our local stores I came across a denim jacket with this beautiful embroidery on.  As a jacket I guess it wasn't that appealing to anyone as it sat on the bargain rail, or maybe nobody noticed it tucked between the tee shirts and jog pants.  Anyway I spotted it and fell in love even tho it was far too small for me!  Not to be one who turns down a bargain I whisked it off to the checkout and this morning hid myself away in the studio for a few hours.  I found the perfect fabric in my stash to line the bag, white silky fabric with pretty pink and purple dots!  Hey presto, one tote finished!  So now I have 8 bags for the fair so far!  This one will be on sale for $35 CAD and is a 'one of a kind'!


  1. It looks great Ro! What a good job you did! JJ

  2. Wow! That was a jean jacket? You made a treasure of a bag from it. I love the colors of the embroidery with the blue denim back ground and the red botton.

  3. Amazing what you can do with an old rejected jacket! This is really beautiful, great work!

    Lots of luck with the fair, you sound like you're building up stock nicely. Don't forget to take an order book in case you sell out! x

  4. Wowwww! Rona...that bag is awesome. You clever bugger you. You know, it's now going to be worth trawling all those thrift shops (if they have them) and the jumble sales looking for this kind of resource.

    Also, blog is looking fabulous. xxx


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