At last the chance to make myself a bag. I found a lovely interiors fabric designed by Heather Moore of Skinny Laminx in South Africa. It's my current favourite motif of birds in flight, called Cloud Bird. It's the first in the collection below-I have it in grey and will accessorise in deep red. These designs are so fresh and vibrant - I love the tones she uses and the seemingly simplistic but very clever designs. It's difficult to source in the UK and prohibitively expensive to import. I was lucky with my piece...watch this space.
Lots of lovely textile textures in this latest custom Beaujangle: silky soft aubergine cotton velvet partnered with a complementary embroidered tweedy wool. A bit of beading highlighted the central motif and a funky button bought at a vintage fair matches the lilac silk dupion lining. A beaded appliqued motif added some extra bling.
P.S Beaujangle so called, as it is an angular version of Beau Bag.
Now I can reveal the finished bag, made in the client's choice of a monochrome swirly patterned cotton. with a lovely bright green contrast lining. It had to be suitable for everyday use, roomy, with pockets front and back, a cross body strap and some funky buttons. I think it fits the bill!
I had to try out a design before I committed myself to cutting up the fabric the client had chosen. This bright red jumbo spot fabric jumped out of my stash as ideal for the task in hand. It's come out ok , but I will tweak it slightly, for the next one.
In the meantime this one's up for grabs at a snip for £45. Any Betty or Minnie fans out there?
Hello, I'm Ruth Overton. My nickname as a child was 'Ruthie Toots' which is how the name 'TootsTotes'