Its quite hard when you need to make volumes of stuff.
'The Great Christmas Fair push ' is on.
Slightly soul-destroying at times especially when you are trying to fit it in with hospital visiting neighbours, now thankfully back home.
It seems an age since I made these bags.
I have to confess that the design isn't my own, it was from a bag Helen asked me to copy, but the interpretation is.
So hanging on my scruffy pin board we have a rather blurry bag.
I just decorate the band on the front so its a bit like making a cuff..
As you know I am a fervent admirer of Harris Tweed.
All I do is add a little strip of silk perhaps and some velvet.
The Tweed speaks for itself.
I enjoy accessorizing the colours to match,
and change the direction where appropriate.
This is a more modern tweed,
and this one is a traditional dog tooth.
I had fun deciding which colour to focus on in this 'plaid'
so I picked out the turquoise.
Finally here is a 'brown tweed'
It looks plain...
but take a closer look.
Since the bags I've made 15 round Harris Tweed brooches, 12 silk cuffs, 20 silk heart brooches and started some felt brooches.
I really must focus on the felt brooches.
Look what Lynsey sent me from a magazine called Craft and Design
An add for SPARKLE featuring yours truly.
I have been looking at some of the
Lots of beautiful pale blue and chintz dream purses and handbags. (With extra vintage buttons)and Karens beautiful pristine creations.
Mine all looks a bit homespun.
Thank you for all your votes. I am a bit ahead at the moment but there's a close follower behind me...