Monday 3 May 2010


Monday's Make

I Love Boden Clothing, but just don't have the cash flow to go out and buy it, so I had a lightblub moment and have set myself a weekly challage to make new or re-invent some key pieces to get my own Boden look! (Oh dear what have I done....)

So the first is the simplest for me and for anybody who can't even sew, take one pair of old or new sneekers (bargin £6 form Asda), 2 metres of bias binding that I make for my shop blondesbackyard, otherwise any of those ribbons you have stashed to match the outfit you are going to wear, I used 1m of binding for each sneeker, tie'd a knot in each end no sewing required. Voila a Bodenesque pair of pumps.

Today I made a vintage & retro peg bag for the blondedesign shop need to play around with the neck a little on the next couple I do, using retro barkcloth fabric, a few cute buttons from the stash and chocolate spotty ribbon.

Also for the blondedesign shop I have made my first couple of gadget bags, after making one for somebody at work.
This one is classic Miffy with Amy Butler full moon fabric and red spot lining, chocolate spotty ribbon and a detachable key chain.

And this is a fab fabric I picked up off ebay - shoes!!! with Amy Butler full moon fabric in lime and a funky orange zip, more Amy Butler lining, green spotty ribbon and a detachable key chain.
Both of these are padded the Miffy one being over padded for those who like to make sure their gadget doesn't get broken.


  1. Who'd have known, a bit of bias binding and voila, fab shoes. Shamelessly pilfering that wee idea for sorting out the summer footwear:)

    The pouches are gorgeous and I really love the barkcloth print, it would definitely cheer me up when I'm doing the laundry!

  2. Great makes, love the gadget bags.

    PS - you're right, blossom does look like confetti when its being blown all over the place!


  3. Love the boden idea. The gadget bags are fab too.xx

  4. Hi there
    So glad you found my blog, and now me yours...does that make sense. Love the new gadget bags, especially the miffy one...ooh those colours are quite like my giveaway bunting! So a girl after my own heart. Nice to meet you. Good luck in the draw.

  5. Wow! You've been busy. I love all your makes, especially the pegbag.

  6. I am stealing that idea for shoes (but will buy binding from you!), what a great idea. Everything you've made is adorable, as always :)

  7. I just found you through Winnibriggsplace. So glad i did. I LOVE the things you make! So clever.

  8. Shoes look fab ! Great gadget pouches, all very clever :)

  9. Clever ideas, I so wish I could sew!

  10. LOVE the shoelaces! you are one clever girlie xxx

  11. Beautiful! I just got back from the charity shop with lovely items to remake into something special LOL


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