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Patchwork tote

We all know about the evils of plastic bags … aside from their inherent ugliness, and the fact that they cut into your hands something beastly when they’re full, the environmental impact outweighs all of these by some distance. Their manufacture is carbon intensive, they take hundreds of years to degrade in landfill, and they’re a menace to flora and fauna if dropped and left to blow around the place.

How about an attractive alternative?

Patchworked from reclaimed denim and corduroy jeans, this tote is a monochrome dream with a flash of purple to lift it out of sombre winter dullness … purple silk trim around the top and on the handles, and an abstract machine-embroidered floral design to complement the colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve left pocket details from the original garments on each end of the bag … handy little receptacles for phones, keys, and the other small but vital bits and pieces that inevitably sink to the bottom of big bags!

It’s lined in a sturdy black cotton … I love the way the purple embroidery really pops colour on the black … and it makes the bag reversible, should you fancy a change of mood.

But would you want to, with these gorgeous, sweetly patterned, appliqued cotton jersey roses on the outside?

And look … another pocket on the front …

I love this bag … it’s costing me a real pang to part with it! But it’s available right now in my Etsy shop – a completely unique, one of a kind bag that’s practical, stylish and environmentally friendly.

Summer Accessories – Rose Corsages and Lace Jewellery

A little bowl of roses … silk and taffeta and chiffon corsages in glorious crimsons and purples, delicate rosebud clips in patterned cotton for a touch of full-blown summer romance.

Fabric corsages - summer roses in shades of red

Soft-toned taupe and palest chocolate lace makes beautiful necklaces. An ethnic-style crochet necklet on a vintage amber-glass beaded necklace, embellished with amber-glass droplets, a soft lace choker with a tiny antique clock-key at the throat, and a bolder piece of tawny lace on a matching yellow beaded chain … perfect against sun-kissed skin on long summer evenings.

Summer Accessories ... lace jewellery in soft sands

You can see these and more in my Etsy shop … or if you’d like a bespoke service, please do contact me