Sunday, March 20, 2011

Busy Bee lately!

it's been a busy few weeks in the studio..lots of custom orders - take a look!..

Jill's commissioned vintage French linen canvas's ..

Linda's handwoven Slouchy tote in buttery soft calfskin ..

Eleanor's handwoven and calfskin suede slouch tote made to order..

Julia's clutch tote with zip detail - we chose not to go with the chain though this is an available style too..

Becky's clutch tote with steel chain and silver zip detailing - not to forget the ruffle fringe..

I've also been producing some new one of a kind bags for my Byloom and Hyde store - and this week is Euro week so I'm offering free shipping on all orders there..

Thursday, February 17, 2011

vintage wedding t-dresses!

Come and see these amazing t-dresses I've discovered! Aren't they just adorable?! Made by Soho Mode in New York - a very talented lady..

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rustic Chic Summer Holdall

here in the Byloom and Hyde store today is the latest handwoven slouchy tote with buttery soft camel suede and handwoven linen. Simply gorgeous to hold and will take you well into the summer and beyond! Click here to see more!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

urban rock boho chic tote in Italian calfskin..

and opera classic evening purse - handwoven..

Here's the most recent offerings fron my other store byloomandhyde. My 15% opening off offer ends on Monday 31st Jan at midnight..

Monday, January 24, 2011

Turmeric Dye - what incredible colour it gives!!

well.. I have no photo yet to show you but the washing machine washed it to a pale lemon yellow.. not what I expected.. perhaps with a longer spell in the dyebath and more modants the colour would have stayed more vivid..

wow! I boiled up the turmeric in salty water and let the linen stew in it for a mere half hour or so and the colour is sooo vivid!I will do a final wash in the washing machine which can sometimes alter the colour again due to the various chemicals in the soap powder..

well-my next dye project is with turmeric spice. I am expecting rich yellow shades for my vintage French linen sheets which I intend to transform into summer granny totes.. The dye is apparently not verylight fast but that suits me fine as I like my linens to keep their aged, vintage look..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Click here for SALE at Lilydove and Chou Chou until the end of January - grab yourself a bargain!

Peasant Boho French Linen Granny bag click here

for Vintage French farmhouse charm for your walls click here..

charming rustic wristlet click here

Friday, January 7, 2011

what I have been doing over Christmas and New Year...

Happy New Year to you all!! Seems my blogging brain has been in a mini hibernation - I'm slowly creeping back out of holiday mode and looking forward to all the many exciting things to come in this 2011!

Well, I had a precious family time over Christmas..

and enjoyed fresh air and peaceful walks..

pondered over the spring collections to come..