Sunday, 26 September 2010

Accessories and even more accessories

I've been very busy lately making cute accessories that could be cool gifts for girlie friends ;o)

I've made these little clutch bags before, but I still maintain that they are a great use of vintage fabric scraps. The body of each clutch is made from the coolest 1950s fabric that I frequently buy from a great ebay supplier called vintagepretty. Sadly, the fabric is pricey so I only buy fat quarters and my clutch bags are fairly small (approx. 7.5in across and 5in deep) – ideal for holding the essentials on a night out though. However, I am working on different and bigger watch this space!

I've also been making versatile broaches that can be used to decorate items of clothing or accessories like bags, shoes, headbands and so on. They are actually very time-consuming and fiddly to make, but completely irresistible I think. They are such an excellent way of putting scraps to good use, I'm smitten with them!


  1. Those are really cute clutches! I adore the little pendant too!

  2. Wow, those flowers are really amazing -- what a cool idea!

  3. Marie these are so impressive, I love the handbags.The rosettes are amazing,what a neat job. There is no stopping you. I think everyone will want to buy your products. They are so cool. Well done! I am very proud of you.!

    Kikou x

  4. Cute! Live the flamingo fabric, so bright & lovely. Your sewing is so neat :-)

  5. I would love to start doing this. The amount of times I've been late to a birthday and the local mall has offered up it's boring blah blah wares as I search desperately for a present I wouldn't be ashamed to give is countless......awesome work.