Friday, 23 March 2012

The Weekend Away Bag

So for the last few days I have been slaving over this monster of a bag. It is definitely going to have to be a made to order bag as it takes a bloody long time to make and it on the fiddly side of things. I have to admit though, it does look beautiful when it is finished and you can stuff it full of things, it's huge!

It is currently holding all my bags and fascinators. The strap is folded inside but in the same as the contrasting fabric. 

Fascinator Class

So I recently attended a craft class at  the make lounge  in Islington, one of the first things that I have done completely on my own in a very long time and I absolutely loved it! Not only because I had a great tutor, who really took the time that each of the people in the class needed, but because it is a wonderful space, the people on the course came from all different backgrounds and for different reasons.

The inspiration came the Vintage festival I went to a few years ago, where I bought this:

Now I have attempted to make my own in the past after I bought this one, I started with the little one below, which I wore to a friends hen party a little while ago, I do love it, but I am ashamed to say that I bought the base rather than make it.

I learnt how to make a Fascinator base from scratch and am now thinking that when I eventually get my act together and set up that etsy and folksy page like I keep promising myself I will, I will put these into action.

This is the fascinator I made on the day:

If you are looking for fun course in London, I would recommend these guys, they have a variety of other courses and the ladies that run them are lovely. An extra added bonus was that they provided Pom Bears.