The last couple of days my darling daughter was home sick and so to pass the time in a restful manner we watched some old shows together (ok-we watched a lot of old shows together!)
I love most anything old or vintage and always have. I even often feel that I was born in the wrong decade. (My husband says I am chronologically challenged!) So it comes as no surprise that when I design a bag I take my inspiration from the past.
Some of my favorite sources of ideas are pictures from old Sears catalogs, old magazines, old patterns, and yes, old movies.
I also draw lots of inspiration from my fabrics and old buttons.
Sometimes I start with a piece of barkcloth and try to see what bag style it lends itself too, or sometimes I’ll look at a picture and then go to my stash to find the right piece.
My goal is to create a finished bag that would look fashionable in any era. Too bad I can’t time travel!