I finished making some bags over the weekend to send with my baby shoes to Beckon Gallery in Wellington. I thought I was making each one to be quite different from the other, with a different 'feel' to it, but, photographing them this morning, I realised they're all very similar indeed! Brown, green, wintery, and botanical looking. I guess I can't escape my own taste!
I used almost all recycled fabrics to make these- 1950s barkcloth, corduroy, hand-dyed calico and old linen curtains.
I'm feeling extremely nervous about having some things I've made in a 'real' shop- excited, too, but mostly nervous! The owner of Beckon, Bec, has being so lovely and supportive about the whole thing though, so that has helped a lot! My two main fears are: a) noone will want to buy them and b) the items will fall apart when being used. Does anyone else have these sorts of thoughts? Am I being irrational? Maybe, but I sewed all the seams extra securely, just in case!