Friday 7 August 2009

New Handmade Tote Bag and Butterfly Garland

This is the latest handmade tote bag I have made for myself. I have made use of a cosy woollen scarf that I accidentally felted slightly in the wash (woops - a wool wash setting is not always gentle enough!). The flowers are a really lovely cream wool that I only have the tiniest amount of. The centre detail is a jumble of differently sized and shaped cream buttons. The main body is a sturdy denim fabric and I have used the selvedge edge as a feature.

This butterfly garland is a new product that I am considering adding to my NOTHS shop. It is difficult to take a good photo of it where I have it hanging at home but it lives at the end of the curtain rail by the patio doors.
I am hoping to create a small range using different fabric motifs. This product is a great way to use up fabric scraps that are too small to be used on other items.
This one was a little fiddly to make but once I have created templates and have produced a few garlands I am sure I will get up to speed.


Madison Mae said...

I'm not sure if this is the right place to enter the competition, sorry if it's not.

It was very difficult to choose a favourite as everything here is so gorgeous, you are so talented. If I had to narrow it down I would say the butterfly bag as not only do I love all things butterfly related, but its the kind of bag I would love to have, when I can ditch the nappy changing bag I am tied to and use a proper non nappy filled bag!

Claire Hurd Design said...

Thank you for your lovely comment Madison Mae. I love butterflies too and hope to develop some more butterfly designs soon. I hope you will pop back when you are ready for a pretty bag that is just for you!