Monday, 25 July 2011

Vintage love: brass letterbox

I'm not quite sure when this brass letterbox dates from - it may even be antique - I think it at least dates from the 1920s or 1930s...

I am a big fan of fonts, I love examples of old fashioned typefaces, so this letterbox ticks lots of boxes for me. I currently live in a modern house so it would look out of place on our UPVC door. But it would be perfect in a chunky wooden door on the front of a large Victorian property...maybe one day I will get the house and door to fit around my letterbox!!

I mainly use it as a weight when I am cutting fabric out, it stops the larger pieces sliding onto the floor once I've chopped into it. Plus, it's perfect for propping open the lid of my seventy year old vintage trunk. It's packed to the brim with vintage fabric, I use it nearly everyday, but the lid no longer stays open and if I'm not careful it will fall on my head and put me in hospital! This letterbox is just the right shape and weight to hold the lid open so I can rummage for fabric in safety.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

New additions

I have recently added two new market totes to my online store. I love these bags, they are so sturdy and useful. Based on the design of a carrier bag, they are designed to be held in your hand or slung over the lower part of your arm whilst out shopping. They make the perfect (and more attractive) alternative to plastic carrier bags.

Made in fab vintage fabric, these two workhorses come in chestnut brown and chocolate and toffee brown.

Not only are they perfect for shopping sprees, they make great knitting bags, book bags, gym bags, you can cram virtually anything into these handy totes.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Magazine feature

I'm so excited to be featured in the first ever issue of 'Sew Eco' magazine! Pouch is listed in the 'Gallery of Inspiration' section at the front of the publication. They have included a lovely big image of the 'go green reversible market day tote', I think it looks fab!

It's always lovely to see your work in print...


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