Sunday, 2 May 2010

Arm Candy!

Hello there.
Not one but two new bags to share with you today!
I had such fun designing and making these two beauties.
And yes, I do feel justified calling them 'beauties' lol.
Lovely fabrics

Pretty vintage buttons

Special stitches

Pretty trims

Lots of machine embroidery (this is the back, isn't it wonderful! It's a secret that only you and I have seen, safely hidden behind the pretty lining fabric now)

Here's the front.

And the front of the second bag.

I do like to hand finish. It makes all the difference, much neater, a way of adding a little bit of love and care to each project.

I nearly forgot to show you the inside! I'm quite a practical girl, I like pockets and a long ribbon tape to secure my keys. (long enough to unlock my door with out removing the keys.)

Here's the back of one of the bags.

And the back detail of the other one.

Hmmm...floral goodness.
A bit of recycling, a bit of vintage, some re-purposing and a lot of pleasure (for me making and hopefully for the customers who buy them)
Ta-daa!
One front, one back

Ta-daa! again,
both fronts.


Thank you for letting me share my art.
They are now being looked after in Karens gift shop.
Love Fi x

44 comments:

Pink Milk said...

Simply gorgeous!

Hx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

They are so lovely! Clever you. :)
Vivienne x

Alijane said...

What gorgeous bags, you are so very clever. They will sell very quickly I'm guessing.

Alison
xx

kidscakesandcobwebs said...

They are absolutely gorgeous! I don't think Karen will be looking after them for long...
a-m x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful ,Beautiful Bags !!!

I would rather have one of your lovely creations than a mass produced "designer label" bag any day !!

Anonymous said...

Gosh Fi you are so talented, you have inspired me since finding your blog, I am now making a book with fabric covers that I will embellish with lace and beads and embroidery. Thank you I love what you make. I want to start felting now!!

devonaz said...

Oh I love them,,,you do such beautiful work...I am sure they will sell fast..

willywagtail said...

What a difference changing the placement of the stripes makes! These little beauties are too gorgeous. Maybe you could do some of the machine embroidery one day and feature the back. Would look great on a shodowy sort of tweed. Cherrie

glor said...

WOW, WOW and WOW. Absoluely beautiful.

Jude said...

They are very special beauties...I back embroidery..wow..I'd have to leave that on show, it was so neat and pretty in itself!!
I'm sure they won't stay in the shop long.
Take care

pebbledash said...

Very cute!

marigold jam said...

As always such wonderful creations. I wouldn't want to hide that machine embroidery behind the lining it looks great! They will sell like the proverbial hotcakes I am sure and being plaid and chintz will be suitable for summer or winter use - really fab!

Jane

VintageVicki said...

Utterly gorgeous :) xx

KC'sCourt! said...

WOW!

Mandy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! How very clever you are! They are just adorable. I think they will be snapped up! :)

val said...

Fiona! These are just gorgeous! I feel very honoured that you left such an encouraging comment on my little blog after seeing these this morning. I love everything about them and it is evident that you had a blast making them :0)
Every time I make a bag each one is very personal to me, like part of my family, and I always wonder where it will go, who will love it, what adventures it will have. I am sure you feel exactly the same.
Fantastic!
Val xx

Twiglet said...

Wow - talk about inspirational - if they don't encourage folk to think "outside the box", nothing will. So very creative - gorgeous colours and fab combination of different textures/fabrics.

topchelseagirl said...

Wow what beauties indeed! You are so talented.

The Weaver of Grass said...

We were in Hawes yester day - wish I had looked in Karen's shop - those bags are lovely Fi.

Entre Nous said...

Lovely bags!

Calico Kate said...

Beauties indeed! They are fabulous, Rosie. Methinks you have been doing more that 20 mins a day!!
CKx

maryannlucy said...

Wow - beautiful bags, lovely work. The finishing is fab and the colours gorgeous.

Claire said...

Hey Fi, lovely bags, you certainly have an eye for putting fabric,trims and other bits and pieces together.
Better crank up the sewing machine Karen will be needing some more for the shop, these two will fly out the door.

wendy said...

Hi, have been dipping into your blog for a while now, having been introduced to you by my good friend Linda at the Vintage Heart.Love your work!!
But these two new bags are out of this world... do you do mail order? I live in Northalllerton, and would absolutly adore one of them. Here's hoping... Wendy x

Autumn Mist said...

I know you've had lots of comments already, but I just wanted to add that I think the bags are beautiful.

Lalabibaby said...

Arm candy or what !! They are truly gorgeous and so original ... a lot of love and effort was definitely put into those. Perfect. x

Rubyred said...

Oh my goodness, these are just beautiful!You have some wonderful ideas!
Rachel x

Annie said...

They are wonderful, lucky people who live near karen's shop.
Ann x

kalie brynn. said...

Oh my word, these are gorgeous! You are super talented..I love these.

Jennie said...

they are beautiful, I love the keys on the ribbon, what a great idea x

Lulu said...

lovely

Jodie said...

Love these!
:-)

all kinds of everything said...

Such gorgeous bags!!!
Love them!Beautiful fabric combinations!

LaaLaa said...

Hi. I just stumbled on your blog. It's lovely. Great bags! I know I'm a little late to the party but I'd love to join 20 minutes. It sounds like just the incentive I need. I'll understand if I'm too late. Lynda xx

Helsie said...

Lovely bags as usual. All your stuff is lovely.
Cheers
Helen

harmony and rosie said...

They are fantastic, Fi. The attention to detail is wonderful and the back is just as neat as the front. Very sensible putting a good length on the key fob, as my Mother would say "designed by a woman". I'm sure they'll be snatched up in no time at all.

Kate x

Tilly Rose said...

Hi hunny....I have an award waiting for you if you want to pop over....
Hugs
Karenx x x

Cheryl said...

I love the contrast of the machine embroidery and the softness of the tweed. Beautiful bags.

I have just found your blog and its so lovely. I may never leave! I'd love to join in the 20 minutes crafting, please.

Wipso said...

Hi Fi,
Not sure how I came to miss your blog being posted but now I have found it I just have to say what a really lovely job you have done with those two bags. I'm guessing they have already sold :-)
They are so pretty and must have been so rewarding for you to have produced such beautiful bags.
A x

wildblue said...

sweet!!! I want one!

Penny said...

Really lovely, and such warm, fuzzy colours!

Silvia said...

Such beautiful bags....gorgeous

Lavender hearts said...

These are stunning!!! I would love for you to make one for me (actually for Tim's super glamorous gran for xmas!). Please let me know if you have time to make one and how much it would cost.

lavenderhearts@googlemeail.com

Sian x

alessandra marsiaj said...

very very beautiful, I like them.