Posts Tagged ‘Botanica’

Sunday Stash #14

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Hi there!

Hope you are having a great weekend. We have been terribly busy packing orders and sending them to everywhere in the UK and Portugal, where we seem to have a loyal and very niceclientele. Have you also seen the new ranges? I can’t tell you how much in love I am with the new solids, honestly, they are the type of fabric that you want to make something very special with, so don’t be fool and if you get them as a gift to a friend, you might as well double the order because I won’t see you giving this colours away.

Anyway, you are here for one thing only and it is the Sunday Stash sale. This week is Springs in Cream by Lourdes Sanchez. The collection is Botanica, but we have only got this design left. I have seen lots of accessories made with this particular design, as well as tops and skirts. One thing that I like about it is that you don’t find it everywhere, so it feels a bit “exclusive”. This is not the one that you will make a dress with it and someone will have a blanket made with it too. Nothing wrong with that, but you get what I mean.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by. Which fabrics do you want to see featured on Sunday Stash? Should we tempt you with the soft cords?

About bags and fabrics

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Those two words used in the same sentence are just heaven for me, and they often put my strong will power to the test when I am a bit short of cash; but it was certainly heaven when I made this bag a few months ago with 3 of the fabrics that I have in stock. I didn’t blog about it then because it was going to be birthday present for my sister. I say “was” because she never got it. The bag is still with me and I don’t feel the tiniest bit of remorse about it (as they say, to accept your problems is the first step to solve them).

I can fit anything in this bag!

The pattern is the Cosmo Bag from Amy Butler’s latest book Style Stitches (read my review here) and I used 2 of the fabrics from the Botanica Collection by Lourdes Sanchez and Kona Zucchini for the lining.

The bag was incredibly easy to make, for some reason if I see a big bag with pockets and things I usually think it is going to be difficult, but this pattern proved me wrong. I do like the designs of the fabrics, but perhaps I should had used Springs in Cream for the handles instead of the one that I used or maybe a solid colour. The thing is, I was so desperate to use Leafy Stripes that I convinced myself that it was the way to go. I don’t think it looks bad, but I guess it could have looked better as the pattern of the fabric is difficult to appreciate, or what do you think?

Anyway, the bag is done and I am very happy with it. Now whilst I don’t feel too mucho remorse I do feel guilty! so I must crack on and make one for my sister!