I love the sweet peas on this one
Pansies nestling in the corner
I often spend just as long searching for the 'right' lining - this one has vintage embroidery inside and outside!
The one above is a clutch type purse made for Easter time and tra la la'ing around. I love the colours.
I particularly like big buttery buttons - I thought that this one went well with the big buttery flowers (I do like the stitch that has been used for these). For the reverse I used some wonderful soft green vintage velvet so this is nice to touch and to look at!
This was made as an Easter Egg hunt bag (daft I know) and went tra la la'ing off to France I think. The stitching was superbly done.
The one above was a Spring bag (as with purses I think that it is useful to change bags according to the season) - a nice Mother of Pearl button was used here and I used vintage embroidery for the handles, which you can just see.
This little red one hangs on our lovely 1950s coat stand when not being used - it acts as a daily reminder of the care that women (and men too) have put into making the world a prettier place. It is the perfect size for a little (vintage embroidered of course) penny purse (I will post about those one day too!) and house keys and the embroidery goes all the way round. I love this one very much indeed.
Blue birds are back in fashion I think - never been out of fashion in our abode - this is another little bag that I made for the children. You are never too young to go 'tra la la'ing'. The lining is some marvellouso vintage fabric that I could eat for breakfast
Below is an example of my recycling the recycling that has previously been recycled. As you know I use my old embroidery bags every day and for my shopping. The bag was a little worn so I used buttons to replace worn out flowers and added a stronger lining to take the weight of the shopping!
Found a photo of my pansy bag with handles (just to show that it can be done if I really try hard).
I wonder if anyone is thinking that I make too many bags...
Of course my really, really lovely embroideries I have not yet used...
Put it all together and what do you have....a bit of a jumble but it keeps me happy. Jenny could we please ask if you have now exhausted all the vintage embroideries in your house? Answer: Some things are best left unsaid..
Most of these photos are already on Pinterest sadly taken from my flickr photos........I am on the brink of giving up! If only I were an international super, duper business then I am sure I would love all the free adverts - sadly with my myopic vision I don't see that aspect...Watch this space as The Custards on-line shop will be opening very soon and then I will be begging everyone to put onto Pinterest! Ho ho
Found this today on Pinterst - my lovely cushion reduced to a bloody pin.....