Why, hello there! *waves*
I’m sorry it’s been a while. At first it was one week, then it was two, and suddenly 5 1/2 weeks had gone! Spring has sprung in that time – blossom is blossoming, flowers are flowering, and the sky is actually blue (a very welcome change).
In my 5 and a bit weeks away from the blog, I’ve kept up my trips to the market (how can I resist the call of vintage?). On one of these trips, I found a lovely bundle of embroidered napkins. Normally, as you may have noticed, I take a little while to get started with new finds – but when I got home with these napkins the scissors, pins, fabrics, and lace were out straight away, and off I went.
I finished the body of the bag in a few days, but slowed right down when it came to the last two stages: the beading and lining (things have a habit of seeming daunting before you start and easy-peasy once you’re finished). I finally stitched the last bead on today, and here is the finished bag!
I hope to make a few in a similar style for my Etsy shop (I think a black lace/plaid bag is most definitely called for), but this one is staying right here with me. I’ve grown attached to it over the weeks(!), and I think it will be perfect for the long, sunny (fingers-crossed) evenings ahead.
In the meantime, I look forward to catching up with all the things I missed on wordpress while I was away!