04 December 2009

Inside or Outside ... It's in the Bag ...

Clare Allen is one of my lovely customers. She regularly pops in to Dairy House looking for just the right lengths and styles of vintage fabric for her bags. This is a photo of one of her advertising cards showing a bag using fabric she bought from me a year or two ago.



Her bags are completely reversible with gorgeous fabric on one side and the softest complimenting nappa leather on the other. The choice is yours as to which is the inside and which is the out! The straps, available in two lengths and a variety of colours, are interchangeable, giving you endless possibilities to customise your bag.

The photos below are of another bag where my fabric has been used ... and I'm delighted to say that I am now the proud owner of said bag. Please excuse the backdrop - no time to set a proper scene this morning so the photos don't necessarily do it justice, but you'll get an idea!











The rivets on the base of the bag are on both sides as protection when you put your bag down and the hidden magnetic catch means that the bag will close whichever way round you choose to wear it.
Do pop and have a look at Clare's website. Some of you may already have met her, or her bags, as she has exhibited at the Country Living Fair and the Spirit of Christmas at Olympia.



6 comments:

Marilyn said...

These bags are absolutely beautiful & lovely fabric!!
Happy Holidays!
Love,
Marilyn

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

What beautiful workmanship. Stunning bags and so versatile too. A clever lady indeed.

Love the fabric of yours...a Sanderson, I think? The perfect handbag for an antiques dealer!

Niki x

BusyLizzie said...

fabulous bag.. great fabric! Liz xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Sue

Beautiful bags and what lovely fabric.
Thanks for letting me know about the cotton. I'll try and make it at the fair.
Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

lettuce said...

its been too long since i was here!

what lovely bags - great use of your fabrics

OhSoVintage said...

Beautiful bag, Sue, and beautifully made.