Monday, 21 February 2011

Handbags (One)

A good friend gave me a Cath Kidson book for Christmas, which had loads of ideas for customising clothes, pillowcases and bags. It also came with a free canvas bag for customising. So the other weekend I set about making it my own.

My grandma ran a local sweet shop, which was very popular with the school children when my mum was at school. In her memory I sketched the basic shape of an old sweet jar and cut out three pieces in different fabrics.

I arranged them on the bag in layers and sewed them on with felt jar lids. A final touch was to embroider a fitting label for my tribute to Grandma Cissie.