Sunday, 12 June 2016

Birthday Bag


I can't remember how often I would buy fabrics only because I liked them and without having any specific project in mind. That's exactly what happened when I bought this beautiful jacquard fabric at Mandors in Glasgow. It features woodland animals like rabbits, squirrels and foxes. I immediately sent a picture of the fabric to one of my Crazy Bunny Lady friends and she loved it too. It was lucky as it meant that I would have a birthday present for her sorted.



rabbit, bunny, squirrel, jacquard, clasp frame, bag, handbag, pearls, Czech beads, Mandors, Glasgow, handmade,


It wasn't a big piece of fabric, so my project had to have a limited size. I thought about making cushion covers because it is a furnishing/curtain fabric after all. But I felt that that would be just too boring. Instead, I decided to make small handbags. I made two versions, placing the pattern piece in a different place on the fabric pattern. You can see the difference comparing the first and second photo. I decided that my friend will like the second version better as it features the rabbit more in the centre.  



rabbit, bunny, squirrel, jacquard, clasp frame, bag, handbag, pearls, Czech beads, Mandors, Glasgow, handmade,


rabbit, bunny, squirrel, jacquard, clasp frame, bag, handbag, pearls, Czech beads, Mandors, Glasgow, handmade,


rabbit, bunny, squirrel, jacquard, clasp frame, bag, handbag, pearls, Czech beads, Mandors, Glasgow, handmade,


Of course, I wouldn't be myself if I didn't add some sparkle to my work. I decided to decorate the edge of the bag with Czech glass pearls and beads. I think it looks very decorative. 


rabbit, bunny, squirrel, jacquard, clasp frame, bag, handbag, pearls, Czech beads, Mandors, Glasgow, handmade,


I had to wait to post photos until my friend received her gift via post and I am pleased that the bag was delivered without any problems and now I can share one of my newest designs with you :)

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