too much thinking

Lately I've been more and more committed to the idea of not buying new fabric. I've been snapping up fabric in op shops wherever I can see it, as well as things like tea towels, jeans and doilies and the like. When you're relying on vintage and second hand fabric, it's a bit harder to get exactly what you want, but it can be a lot more fun and inspiring!
I made this coinpurse a few days ago, and really love it. It is a bit different to the usual bright fabrics I've been using, but a lot more appropriate for Autumn / Winter. This got me thinking that it could be nice to create a 'collection' as sometimes the fabrics I use end up being very different. So above are my inspirations for my Autumn / Winter collection of bags & purses. There is a vintage brown & cream wool houndstooth, a recycled loosely woved blue & white leafy print, a vintage wool leafy autumn print and a recycled red tartan.

I'm pretty pleased that it all goes well with the current Ink & Spindle fabrics I have. This Birch Forest clutch now available on Etsy.

Sometimes I just feel like I have too many ideas but I think this is going to be a good one!


ButtonsByLouLou said...

Would be great to have a 'collection' for each season. Those are great Autumn/winter colours.

NeverEverEmma said...

I agree, it is a good idea. I love the Ink and Spindle Fabrics. Just beautiful. Good luck finding lovely vintage fabrics!