Saturday, March 24, 2007
Just a reminder that the spring newsletter will go out this week so if you aren't signed up you might like to subscribe (free of course) now. Please go to http://www.magic-realist.com and follow the link at the top. This time I think we'll include an introductory offer on Cats print shoulder bags and also on - at last! - cellphone bags.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Bit of an orgy of vintage and antique fabric acquisition this morning - thanks to one friend here (long story). I have been cutting and washing it (I sit here with blue fingers as some was dyed with real indigo). The best piece is an early 20th century (as in around 1916) piece of silk brocade. It was bought in Hungary but is apparently Parisien - looted by Hungarian soldier from a Paris factory during WW1! This is a dreadful scan of one of the cllusters of flowers. You can't see the sheen, but it gives and idea of the amazing mix of printed and woven techniques. Will I cut this? No, I don't think so, but we do have other plans for it.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
We made one of these shoulder bags as a special order for an LJ friend. But as we liked the idea so much, we also made an extra one for the shop: http://baba-store.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=Shoulder_bags