So this week has been a real learning curve for me, following my sewing course recently… Mum came up to visit and we finished off a crochet clutch bag which I was making with a lovely taffeta fabric lining and finished off with a vintage brooch.
So I decided to make another one in a soft rose pink and to learn from my mistakes and difficulties. Without Mum there is was even more of a challenge, as she is very experienced at sewing.
I messed up the measurements (twice!) and had a complete mental block at one point, so had to ring Mum to ensure I had remembered it all correctly…
Once I had sorted it out I forged ahead and was thrilled with the result. Mum provided me with the beautiful oriental-style fabric which I used for the lining. The brooch may be a temporary option, I may look out for one which goes more towards silver. I love scouting antique shops and car boot sales for vintage brooches.
These have really given me the bug to start in a slightly new direction and focus more on specific ranges, more work to come on this but I feel very excited about the future of my Etsy shop. I also have some plans to do a few craft fairs here and there.
Now I’m on to more bags with some lovely yarns… Some Drops Cotton Merino DK from Wool Warehouse in cream, silvery-grey and forest green (although this colour did not come out well in this poor light!) and also some Lanas Stop Merino DK in this amazing rust/ginger shade, which I bought in Marbella.