this is the first of my new line of bags (oooh! how grand that sounds!! hehe!!)
I have used nothing but vintage, pre-loved fabrics ( which I might add, have all been sweetly washed and ironed).
I have a large collection (shhh! don't tell S.) of vintage fabrics and doilies and lace! So if you ask me it is High Time I used them properly.
So here they are, well some of them, shining proudly in the first of my new Spring High Time collection!!!!
and her other side:
she fastens with a sash, which can be tied in a bow or just a gently single knot for a little bit of security and to help keep all your bits and pieces together....
She is interlined with a medium weight interfacing and so Marguerite is not actually as 'flimsy' as she looks, and is fully lined with a jaunty blue floral number, there is even an inside pocket for some necesseties.....
Marguerite has a little bit of all my favourite everythings..... velvet, doilies, lace, soft fabric
and a vintage button......
Each Marguerite bag will be individual - although the basic pattern will stay the same, each bag will be completely unique. This one is the Marguerite Believe Bag....!!
At the risk of this turning into a tremendously long post, I wanted to show you some little cushions I've made for the new shop.
Oh yes, I have a new shop!! - the eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed the new labels - I have just opened a new shop under my own name - Tanya Palmer - and I'll be putting these first things today my little shop today.
These are two of the little cushions made for children -
a sweet little mouse -
and a happy frog
The fronts are made from felt and are really really soft and the reverse on each is in co-ordinating gingham check.
Well, I seem to have waffled on and on ....am off to make another Marguerite bag if the four huge piles of ironing will let me past!!............