1 Feb 2011

There's no accounting for taste

I have just sold this embroidered cotton tote bag in my folksy shop :)

A lovely lady from Glasgow bought it, and it's on it's way to her as we speak.

I wanted to share the story of how I made this bag with you (don't start yawning already - give me a chance)... I have already blogged about the actual process earlier, so now I want to tell you how this bag came to life!

This is the first flower bag I have made, all the others have had hearts on them. I cut flowers from recycled denim and cotton, and ironed them onto the bag. I wasn't sure about the placement of the flowers, but thought it would grow on me as I started sewing. It didn't. I embroidered on the bottom 3 flowers, and still didn't like the look of it.

I didn't like the colour of thread I had chosen, and some of my stitches just didn't work for me. Every time I picked it up to work on it, it put me in a bad mood. I moaned and bitched about it to the poor hubby after every flower was finished. He said it looked good, but I knew he was just being polite!

I had a real bone to pick with this bag, and I couldn't wait to finish it and shove it in my project basket! I added buttons, and then I thought I shouldn't have. It was the only finished project I had last week, so I listed it on Folksy anyway, and it sold within hours.

I feel a bit mean now, for all the moaning, whinging, and name calling I did at the flower bag, because somebody loved it enough to choose it from the thousands of gorgeous creations on Folksy. Sorry flower bag...


  1. It is gorgeous and not suprised it sold so quickly.
    Will you be making more flowers now??
    {Dab and a dash.}

  2. thanks lorna :)
    i make loads of fabric flowers for brooches, but this is the first time i've tried them on bags.
    it has grown on me a bit now, so I may do some more bag options - i fancy stars for a change!
    lisamarie x

  3. Well I like it but that could be to do with the pink colour on it. Have an obsession about pink. Not surprised it sold so quick.

  4. thanks tanya :)
    yes a bit of pink finds it's way onto most things I make...

    lisamarie x

  5. How funny, when ever I make things I don't like that much they always sell before the things I think will fly off the shelves! Why is that?