A last minute order from a new stockist has meant a bit of burning the candle at both ends here in Kent, but I've managed to finish the order in time for Christmas! I'm now supplying makeup bags, wash bags and mirrors to the lovely 'Perfumery' in the Abbey Pharmacy in Sherborne, Dorset.
This week in a welcome departure from my usual use of funky printed quilting fabric I had a play around with some Vintage fabric instead. A customer had commissioned me to come up with a set that was a cross between Liberty and William Morris with a silky lining!
I had a rummage through my 'stash' and happily found a beautiful piece of vintage stuff that I'd hidden away a couple of years ago with the intent of turning it into evening bags.
I enjoyed working with the fabric so much that when I found out that it was the client's birthday, I decided to make her a little 'mini bag' complete with pocket mirror in a monogrammed case as a surprise birthday present.
The client (who is a silversmith) was delighted with the set and immediately started rummaging in HER stash for some Vintage brooches to pin on the bags!
I design, sew and sell quirky makeup and wash bags from my home workshop surrounded by orchards in Kent. www.KatherineThompsonHandmade.com