Oriental brick purse handbag

Yes, I've named this bag the Oriental brick purse handbag which sounds a bit nuts but there is a reason! Firstly, I'm really bad with naming things. Pets (the cat is named "Kitty", the chickens are "the chooks") or bags, or other inanimate objects - I'm just poor with names.

Secondly, this bag was designed to fit my purse, which I've dubbed "the brick" due to it's immense size. It seems the day I went shopping for a new purse after the old one died, the shops were only selling huge ones, so I lucked out. And the bright red and black print is the oriental print from the print studio.

So, the purse fits perfectly with a little room leftover for a couple of tissues, a prayer book, keys or some other small essentials. The design is fairly basic with a magnetic closure and no pockets and a long strap to wear across the body, which is just how I wanted it.

I'm learning a lot about the design and construction of bags and of course the best way to learn is by doing!

Husband had a new lino design to try out, so I got him to print it onto a lovely little piece of linen I had and made it up into a pincushion. I love the way it looks! Simple, rustic, classy!

Can you believe he drew this design and then actually carved it out of a piece of lino, he just amazes me with what he can do with some lino and carving tools!


baukje said...

You are such a good team!!!!

The Handmaden said...

Thanks Baukje, it's a lot of fun :)

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