The things that I make often do not take very long to do but what does take a fair chunk of time is all the sifting and sorting that goes on beforehand. I take an age finding the right piece of fabric that will match the right piece of embroidery. If I cannot find the right piece then away it goes until the right bit turns up - this little purse is a case in point. I must have started this about a year ago and could not find the right fabrics to match up.....then one day it appears!
I love this 50s kitten fabric - all a little surreal really
So the front is the kitten fabric and a piece of vintage embroidery and the reverse is one of those Chinese embroideries. I am not a huge fan of pink but I like how this turned out...finally. I lined this with my current favourite vintage double damask from the 1930s - I think that I will do a posting in praise of damask and all its wonders!
In case this is read I will request the usual non-posting request!