Bags Of Fun

Monday, 31 October 2011

This weekend I went to visit my sister in Brighton, she was doing Videopia at White Night.
We had a lovely weekend eating a lot & wondering around antique shops & cafes, I only took my film SLR so pics will have to wait.

I bought this lovely plate from the Flea Market, it's 'Beardy Man' by Donna Wilson & I got it for under half the price of what they are new.

I want to have the matching egg cup!

(& I love his rosie cheeks)

Also, when it comes to makes I have done the following; a tote bag! I know that maybe I have gone a bit crazy putting this design on everything, but it's my favourite, so I am allowed to. It's a tote that is perfect for A4, made from 100% organic cotton on the outside & inside is vintage fabric (a lovely old bed sheet that I have been ripping up), it also has an inside pocket to put your phone & wallet, I need to add a little button to make sure nobody goes picking a pocket or two, but this one I am keeping for myself anyway. If you would like me to make you one, I'll charge you twelve English pounds & would be happy.
Oh & another thing, I have made a purse for a friends lady friend, I hope she likes it, making things for other girls as presents is tricky, I'm a perfectionist in my mind but not in reality.
I make my wallets from recycled leather from a local cobblers & the lining is from the recycling centre, I love buying from there. Here are some images.
I can make you one of these too, £20 please :)


Thank you, happy Halloweeeeeen!

Sample Sale & Chin's Dress

Monday, 24 October 2011

I'm having a sample sale of my 3 sample dresses. I made these dresses as a tester to see how the fabric worked, get some promo photos & try out some different styles.
I am selling them off at cost price though as I am not going forward with all these shapes & would like them to go to a good home.
They are all lined, & nicely finished & have only been worn in one photo shoot.
They are a small (8/10).
Please email me if you are interested :)
I have also made a bespoke dress for my good friend Chinnie. She's going to a wedding next week & wanted something special. I did a knee length full skirt, with pockets, a fitted top with a round collar & vintage buttons down the front. I will get her to model some proper pictures for my portfolio at some point (not just in my kitchen).

Breaky In Bed & Biscuit Birdy Bags

Sunday, 23 October 2011

I love the way my room is rearranged! This Saturday I forced my mama to relax so made her watch iPlayer in my bed & brought her breakfast.

Also, I have made some new little bags to sell, in the pipeline are small flat pencil case/makeup bags, bit bigger make up bags, & a classic tote.
All hand printed onto organic cotton & lined with recycled fabric, enjoy:
Oh & I call them 'biscuit bags' because for some reason they smell of biscuits.

Restyle File

As you can see I've had a bit of a revamp on my blog, after checking out a lot of other blogs & getting a bit confused where to go with the whole blog thing I've decided that it doesn't really matter.
It's just a little diary of what I am up to creatively & can be used with my website to keep people (anyone!) interested.
Basically, it's mainly for my own amusement. Which, for now at least, is fine for me.
Right though, I have done some homemade business cards! So have a look, I'd love to send one.

Nature Red In Tooth & Claw

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

I have done a new screen for my t-shirts & sweatshirts, but we are having a bit of a debate about it. Apparently it is too brutal/morbid, but I think it is just a symmetrical design & nice shapes, but I'm simple minded perhaps, not big on deep meanings, not for t-shirts anyway.

I would love for some feedback? Before I go ahead & waste a loada tees/bin the design. Or any ideas of what people would like on a t-shirt, I'm here to please.

Today Was Okay

Monday, 17 October 2011

Today I papier mached brown paper over a horrible polystyrene tailors dummy I found. Brown paper makes everything seem better, after all, 'brown paper parcels tied up with string' are one of Maria's favorite things.

Birds From Books

I am finding it hard to come out of the bird phase, I think it's something everyone goes through... isn't it?
My bookshelves are slowly becoming predominantly bird related & trips to the Oxfam Bookshop, Bookcycle & Proper Job, I rarely leave empty handed.

I am trying to create 3/4 more designs to make into screens & print onto t-shirts & sweatshirts. Here are 2 of my books & pages of inspiration.

Yes. Dress.

Friday, 14 October 2011

I bought some really lovely organic cotton wholesale from Monaluna. They are such pretty fabrics I was inspired to make some dresses.
These are 4 different dresses for each of the fabric designs.
I am looking into doing some stalls & getting into some independent shops, but idealy would like to make bespoke for individual people.
I can add bows, buttons, sleeves & collars & pockets.

To see all photos of the dresses & details please look here.

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