A happy accident.

Hi hi hello loves, gah it's almost the weekend! 

This week went by so fast! My to do list was pretty massive but as of now I only have one little to do left! Cray. I focused on a few website upgrades and fixes as well as packaging and continued working on the puff ball bags. My little collection is coming along nicely. 

I adore the process of cutting all the pattern pieces, ironing everything and then watch each of them transform from pieces of fabric to a beautiful poofy thing on my sewing machine. It feels like a meditative ritual, takes my mind off things and relaxes me so much. I scored another gorgeous deadstock fabric which I can't wait to show you. It's a very special 100% cotton pique fabric and I'm sure you'll love it! 

I cut out one of each fabric so I can shoot everything from next week. Worked on the moodboard for the shoot and can't wait to start sourcing and making all the props. The puff ball bags will all be made to order so we don't create waste ;)

Speaking of waste...I cut one of the patterned fabrics on the wrong direction and ended up with these two beautiful rectangles. By the way, how good is this vintage inspired Italian silky viscose? Love the navy, red and sage green together. Purchased from Ditto fabrics in Brighton a few years back. 

silk viscose jersey italian vintage inspired fabric ditto fabrics brighton

If I were to make the puff ball bag, the print would be sideways and therefore wrong but I was determined to find a way to utilise them. I initially thought I could make a simple tote bag but then I remembered I had this extraordinary thick green and cream cord which fit the bill just right.

thick green and cream checkerboard cord

I got the checkerboard cord from a place I used to work, they were chucking boxes and boxes of trimmings and beads and fabrics away and I salvaged it! I thought the cord picks up the green in the pattern lovely. What a pair!

green checkerboard vintage bathing ladies fabric

Then onto the sewing machine to make it. I went in with no plan, the materials I had on hand guided the final design. 

love improchori maker sewing machine italian viscose farbic ditto brighton

And this is what I came up with, a fun little bag with statement handles. I lined it with a supersoft cotton -which I'm also using for the majority of the puff ball bags. 

checkerboard cord handle DIY bag DIY statement handle bag

Bon weekend loves,

Love x

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