Friday, 14 August 2009

Handbag Inspiration

Inspired by the handbag we had just raffled off, I decided I wanted to sew another one of my own, so I dusted off my old Miss Singer sewing machine and have been taking her for a whirl. I had all of the fabric already in my stash and a few weeks ago had found a set of three hand embroidered doilies in a charity shop in Broadstairs. That's what you see as the babushka's tummy. I think the whole purse must have cost less than 3 pounds ($5). Bargain!

Have you made something recently that was a great value for money?

7 comments:

Angie said...

wow this is super,
those doileys where a treasure to find, they are lovely,
I am in awe as cant sew,
this bag is wonderful,
Hugs
Angie

Nannieflash said...

Hi Michele, what a fantastic bag, and what a good way of using a doily, it really does the trick, very creative love. Ive got two pairs of trousers to take up, you would like to pop by. With lvoe and hugs Shirleyxxxx

artangel said...

That is so very pretty! And I love a bargain! Funnily enough I've been using doilies in my work recently too (paper ones though) - I bought mine from the £1 shop!!

Clare said...

This is lovely Michele, you're very clever. And you're doing so well with your fundraising. I feel guilty I've not done anything yet, but I will, I promise. hugs Clare x

mi sello personal said...

Oh,your blog is fantastic ,i love all the blog always have a wonderful things...laura

Tatyana TC said...

Wow - adorable! And cool idea!
In Russia we call those dolls Matreshka ;)

arkansas said...

This is super cute. Can you post the tutorial for this?