Anyway you know what it is like when the mood strikes - late the other night I had go through little piles of lace and see how it would look with the tweed fabric that I bought a while back see here if desired! I spent a while fiddling about with various combinations of vintage lace and doilies, tweed and some nice buttery mother of pearl buttons....thus...
The photo doesn't really show it but the centre of the one above is mother of pearl and is a button that I could look at all day
After the fiddle faddling I decided upon this combination for a good old fashioned Dorothy bag.
I will make it differently next time - make the 'frill' bit deeper but it was good enough for a first attempt. I shall make lots more for Christmas as I have a bit of lace...oh goodness this cough....also as I have a few bits of embroidery...cough, cough, cough..... I will give embroidered ones a whirl too. Fill with some sweetly scented bits and you have a nice present
This is for my sisters birthday (my three sisters are currently in Marrakech and my brother is in Iraq so I think that the secret is safe with us!!!).
This particular sister collects Alice in Wonderland books....(notice behind a rolled up Witney Blanket - I found several of them in the back of the wardrobe..)
By pure chance the book fits neatly in the bag!
Also pleased with bottom alignment....
As I was in the right frame of mind I also made a little zipped purse using a little embroidered doily that had burn marks on one half of it (waste not..).
Needs an iron here!
Next week - Plus Fours!!
PS Just adding in that today is The Great South Run and it runs past the end of our road - we are at around the 7 mile mark so (as they set off at 10.30 this morning) I intend to park myself outside the telly cameras at around 11.20 with a sign that says 'Hello from The Custards' - what a hoot!! I would take my bike along for extra visual content but it is usually very packed and I don't think I would be too popular! The route follows my bike route along the sea front - tra la la!!