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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Russian doll tote bag

Holiday well and truly over, house still needs sorting out from a month away but Lock Stock Boutique is calling! Desperately need to start building up stock ready for my official opening on 10th September!
So tonight I have been working on this tote bag.

 It's a lovely lime green 100% cotton tote bag and I have lined it with some lovely vintage material I found on a recent trawl.

I then used the lovely Russian doll material from the fabulous Kokka team.

I'm going to give this one to a good friend of mine who suggested I made these. She is going to use it and abuse it to let me know how it stands up to everyday wear and wash. Once I'm satisfied that it is a tough cookie I will make them in shocking pink, lime green, turquoise and natural unbleached cotton.

Also, I'm trying to source some nice cotton woven tags to put inside my bags, on my bunting etc. Has anyone got any good links to contemporary designs. Have tried all the big companies and not too impressed.

Friday, 20 August 2010

I'm back!

Have had a fabulous time on holiday. Got a ferry from Dover to Calais then headed towards France's eastern side down to Champagne and camped for 4 days. Then off to Gex, little town near Geneva to friends of ours. Next stop, Swiss Alps.... 1600m up in the mountains..... fabulous..... children played all day in the woods, making dams, dens etc.
Had a day trip to Italy for a panini and  a glass of red! A lovely 26 degrees in Italy but snowing on the mountain pass!! Girls had a snow ball fight!
Then to the Auvergne via the Ardeche. finally up to the Loire..... canoed single handed under the beautiful arches of the chateau Chenonceaux!
Absolutely fab time! Now the hard work begins!!
Got my first major event at the end of September, please leave a comment as to what you think I should be making for it!!