Took a few snaps of some of the others. This is quite nice, the motif has been ironed on, not sure if it was designed and made by the artist.
This design is simple but attractive. The motif is hand stitched on.
This one looks like it has a soft leather centre, with gold sequins round the outside. The whole bag is covered, you can't see anything of the canvas bag. Very sophisticated.
I had a long chat with the ladies who work there, and they said I should make some more bags, of my own design, and they would sell them for me. That sounds like a good idea to me, as long as I can make each one different and I don't have to churn out loads of bags all the same.
While I was in the town, I had a bimble around the charity shops. Mostly I don't find very much, but today I got a few bargains. All usefull stuff.
I like bum bags, having my valuables fastened around my waist to leave my hands free. I have got a small one and some bigger ones, but this one is an in between size, just the job, and it only cost 50p, and looks like new, still had the original tag on it. I have taken the label off the front, it looks better without it.
Next, a pair of sensible shoes for £2.50. In fact all my shoes are sensible shoes, I refuse to wear any that cripple my feet. These look nearly new, a lucky find. I prefer to get second hand shoes because someone else has gone through the pain of breaking them in, ha ha.
This little purse caught my eye, it was in the 50p box.
I opened it up to find another little purse inside. I like small purses because I don't carry much, a bit of cash, two cards, and my bus pass. It's got a piece of black elastic in one side, stitched at intervals. I am going to take it out and put a new piece in to hold the credit cards in place. The coins will go in the middle bit and the notes in the zip up pocket on the other side. I could probably get my phone in it as well. Very handy.
I also found a black, cotton, king size bed sheet for £1. I will get quite a few bag linings out of that. I couldn't resist a small porcelain picture frame with a cat on the front of it, I thought of Sue, she will love it, don't tell her it only cost £1 though. I must try and get to see her soon, we haven't had a natter for ages.
I walked the 5.5 miles back home as I managed to stuff my goodies in my rucksack. Toodle pip.