A little while ago, I was approached by a very lovely lady, to make a bag. Not any old bag though. She a had a dilemma...... no that's not the right word...... a gripe...... may be more appropriate. She longed for a pretty bag that she could put on her wheel chair. She explained to me that whilst backpacks fit nicely they aren't usually that pretty and she wanted pretty.
Some of you may even know this lovely lady, Maria from Mias Crafts. Her website is packed full of craft ideas whether you're into jewellery, salt dough, rag rugs or papercrafts there will be something there that lights your candle. Oh yes, she even has those as well - candles holders I mean, so make sure you pop over to say hello.
Maria had seen this post which had inspired her to get in touch and I'm very pleased she did. This is what I came up with.
A tote bag, made a little larger than normal to fit across the back of a wheelchair.....
....with handles at the side to easily slip over the handles.
A roomy front pocket.....
....and a useful inner one too.
The fabric is of course CK .......
........and the lining is my beloved Laura Ashley Heath Green Gingham.
Venturing into unchartered territory, Maria was wonderful to work with, sending over precise measurements and indicating the exact positioning of the handles she would like. She received my package a couple of days ago and tells me she's chuffed to bits. I believe she has already given it a trial run.
This custom make was lovely to do as it solved a problem and gave me an excuse to sew (like I need one!)
So if you've seen anything on these pages that you like the look of but may want to slightly change please get in touch, email@example.com I'd be only too happy to discuss your custom made requirements.
Of course I met Maria through marvellous Handmade Monday run by Wendy which is where I am off to now. If you're stuck for a Christmas make idea there will definitely be something there for you. This week Wendy is celebrating a massive 100,000 views on her blog and if you're quick there's still time to enter her fabulous giveaway.
Have a good day x