Friday, May 4, 2012

the Flash is back

Eeeeek!  I can't believe it's been a whole month since I've posted.  Time flies. Be assured, I have not stopped sewing, designing or buying fabric - I just haven't had the time to blog about it all.
Anyway, I have some feasts for the eye today.

I've been working on several bags at once, to fulfil orders (which must be obeyed at all times!)
DL - your bag is almost finished, here it is sans handles. I love the contrasting stitching on the navy faux leather.

And my dear cousin (you know who you are) your Navy Rose bag is well under way and looking good if I do say so myself.

And now for the French bit

I've constructed a little tableaux of gorgeous French & French-inspired objects.  My husband bought the scarf for me in France recently when visiting Chateau Chenonceau and it just happens to be red and black, perfect for wearing to the football (go Bombers!)

I couldn't resist including one of my favourite books about (what else?) but handbags - vintage this time

Some of these buttons I did indeed buy in Montmartre on my last trip, aren't they divine? I'm dying to use them on a bag. The cheesy little glass La Tour Eiffel was bought at the base of the iron lady from some cheerful Jamaican gentlemen. And the little purse on the left I bought in Paris in 2008 which holds my make-up, and it always reminds of the nice man who sold it to me along with several others for presents.  He was so endearing and such a good salesman because he was passionate about his shop and the things in it.  Oh to be that enthusiastic about life when I'm pushing 70!  Vive la France I say!

au revoir