Monday, 7 January 2008

Making with Mikes

I popped in to Meet Me at Mikes several months ago with Marianne when she was in town. We both bought one of Pip's gorgeous fabric packs. Two of the fabrics captured my imagination immediately. I was a little unsure what to do with some of the others.

Can't you just picture this in a gorgeous sundress for my favourite seven year old?

And this pretty voile made up perfectly into a little shirred top for Kitty. Erin's tutorial was most helpful.

Then this swatch started to make its way into my thoughts as a handbag.

A gift for one of my best friends. On it's own it seemed a little overpowering, but it was freshened up by some Joel Dewberry from my stash. Yes, I was starting to get excited!

I felt positively chuffed when my own design started to come together with the just right proportions but by the time I added my favourite vintage buttons I was positively in love.

With pockets and a ribbon trim inside, this bag had turned out way too cute. Boy, was it going to be hard to part with this one.

But I did. I gave it to it's new owner on one condition - she had to really love it...and so now I just admire it over her shoulder.


Peta said...

What a gorgeous bag, your friend must have been thrilled! I can see why it would be hard to part with.

Jodie said...

Gorgeous bag !!! Love the little button gathers

ingrid said...

Beautiful bag, and a devine button! They sure don't make buttons like that anymore.

Violet & Rose said...

It came together beautifully!

marianne said...

you are so good to actually cut your fabric up!....I am still hoarding what you used them for though!

dizzyjadey said...

The bag is so beautiful, Tamara! The combinations and the colours all look like they were made for each other.

Louise said...

I can see why you don't want to part with it - it's gorgeous!!! I just love all the fabrics you have used - a great combo.