The “lining the vintage-swedish-linen bags and purses with really cool fabrics” project

Today heralds the beginning of another new project. It ought to be noted this does not fall under the “delicate and natural” brief – that’s my other project.

Every evening over Christmas I sat down in my new reading nook with my favourite book and looked at everything over and over. Then I spent two entire days looking all the way through Reprodepot and Superbuzzy; adding things to shopping carts, removing them, adding them back, mixing, matching, considering. Back to the book. Back to the sites. There was no intentional matching, but on a subliminal level, of course.

On Boxing Day morning a small twist of fate led me to the most marvellous treasures from my vintage linen lady and today the first two parcels arrived early at my door. After we’d breakfasted and I’d cleaned up the glass I broke Astrid and I began to slowly unpack and admire these new wonders and play a bit of mix n match.

The green and blues in both these fabrics are simply made for each other. I’m quite excited about this combo – no doubt there’ll be a bag in a few days time.


These ladybugs with lilac dots are absolutely gorgeous. It’s a linen so it will be rather heavy for lining don’t you think so we’ll see – but these two look cute together. Aren’t the orange apples sweet – and I think the red dashes are rather brilliant.


Oh and the purple wavy dots – simply simply extremely lovely in all their wavy loveliness. And what better to go with them than the spangly orange flowers?


This little discovery was the first in my line of finds. I love the harder style of illustration – yet it’s still very friendly and looks most happy with the also-friendly chocolate dots.


And this linen runner – well it vanished from the shop and then it came back I’m happy to say and it’s now in its rightful home soon to become a lovely purse with trees on the inside.


I’m just so in love with these fabrics I could burst! And I really must do some work now and sew tonight.

Some amazing fabrics and eye candy over at The Time Has Come. You can see their blog here. You must have a look. Really. Especially you Lottie if you’re reading this ๐Ÿ™‚







19 responses to “The “lining the vintage-swedish-linen bags and purses with really cool fabrics” project”

  1. Alison avatar

    the orange apples and ladybugs.
    simply gorgeous selection – I will live colour through you ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. shula avatar

    wot alison says.

    What an eye you have.

  3. lies avatar

    Yeh the apples, the apples.
    Fun fun fun.
    X Lies

  4. Jo avatar

    Oh yummo. You did good ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the bandana-ishness of the spangly orange, and the brown with orange apples. Delish.

  5. Emily S. avatar

    I love it when you post a photo, or a blog entry, on a day that hasn’t even happened yet in my time zone. It reminds me of how big the world is, and yet how amazingly interconnected we all are.

    Anyway, I’m sure you’re going to work real magic with these. As usual.

  6. Megan Rose avatar

    Oh! The fabric! The colours! The matches! Drool…

  7. lottie avatar

    oh MAN!!! What a treat – thank you! I. could. spend. all. day… Such a wonderful collection of treasures. I wonder where they source them? Oh to read Japanese. We’re going to Japan in September – that should be long enough to master a few phrases, right?!

  8. jen avatar

    lovely material I especially like the spangly orange flowers

  9. di avatar

    Gorgeous cominations and discoveries. I love the purple and orange combo- so bold and fluid. Have fun playing with them all!

  10. Veronica TM avatar

    lovely combinations! i am in love with your fabrics too!

  11. genny avatar

    Hi there
    Thanks for your email sent in december – have been devilishly busy at work and forgot to reply. Those fabrics are just stunning! Can’t wait to see the magic you make with them.
    enjoy this overcast but not humid auckland day!
    toodle pip

  12. kimberlee avatar

    wow you hit the jack pot


  13. Louise avatar

    Wow those are just lovely.

  14. Ravenhill avatar

    Wowie! You have hit the jackpot! What lovely combinations you have put together. I simply adore the ladybug fabric. The green and blues together are a perfect match and I can’t wait to see it done up. Thank you for sharing your fun.

  15. Angie avatar

    Wonderful fabrics- I love all the colors!

  16. felicia avatar

    Your new fabrics are awesome. I’ve been longing for that tree fabric for a while now ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Leta avatar

    Oh, love that tree fabric!

  18. Pauline avatar

    Excuse me while I just pick myself off the floor. Those are some of the most wonderful fabrics! Look forward to seeing your creations.

  19. Alex avatar

    Most gorgeous fabrics you have chosen, stunningly combined. Love the brown couple and the orange/purple one!!!

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