I think I have talked about my inspiration sources earlier already, and about my love for old and reused fabrics too. These two often go together: I might have a piece of fabric which colors or patterns give me an idea for a bag or pouch, and in many cases I end up using the fabric as a part of my creation too.

I found this pretty flowered fabric last week in a local thrift shop and fell in love immediately. It has sort of 90s feel to it even the flowers are timeless; maybe it's the blue background. Nevertheless I love it.

And as soon as I spotted the fabric I saw the bag I wanted to make. It's happened before too, and it just thrills me every time. This bag is colorfully flowered and as said, the lining is that inspirational flora. I also found an vintage button for closing and oh, biased or otherwise: I love it.

Happy new week!



greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love it too Mia, it's beautiful!
The fabric is gorgeous and everything matches so perfectly (but that's you Mia ;))!!
Sunshine here today, hope you have some too!
Have a great week,
Vivienne x

Helen Philipps said...

Wonderful fabric, Mia ...I can see why you were inspired! Your little flowery bag is gorgeous and the lining is just perfect. Hope you have a sunny week.
Helen x

Jill said...

Oh it's beautiful Mia :0)
That fabric was a great find.
Jill xx
BTW - Violet's pinched my Moomin keyring :0(

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Mia, Love the fabric and inspired bag. So very pretty! I think the fabric is so appealing because of the blue background, it is such a great blue. One of my favorites! And the flower packets are just charming. Wonderful work Mia. You're so talented! Take care, xoRobin❤

faith76 said...

What a lovely make and the fabric used is beautiful. Very talented ! x

Leah x

Jane said...

That fabric is beautiful Mia.wWhen I first looked I thought it was little watercolours, so pretty.I am a blue girl as you know ;0) As for the bag...your inspiration has created something quite gorgeous (as always).
Have a sunny week, we had the hottest day of the year here yesterday, it reached 35oc in my garden and it was a bit TOO hot. Thunderstorms are threatening now!
Jane x

Mia said...

Thank you everyone, for your beautiful comments! I haven't found that pretty fabric for a long time and was just so exited for this! And I love the blue too (in this and in general).

Wishing you all the most wonderful week - can't believe it's July already by end of it!


Anne said...

So pretty.....I love what you made with it. Hoping you will find some more inspiring fabric.

Happy Monday,

Teje said...

Dear Mia, that bag became truly loveable! That fabrics is beautiful and special, I haven't seen anything similar. It's so perfect for the linen.
I hope your summer continues great and the weather would be 'Greek'!
xxx Teje

Mia said...

Thank you, Anne!

I'll definitely be looking for new fabrics, as it's just wonderful to wash them and let them try outside, a bliss after long winter.

Happy after-Midsummer-week :) to you!


Mia said...

Hello Teje,

I haven't seen anything like that either! It was a curtain, and I wished there would have been more than one so I could have been able to use them as a curtains to my kitchen. No such luck so my customers will be enjoying it instead!

Have a great week, and oh, it's getting very hot and pretty here too!


Beth said...

Hi Mia, it is a lovely bag and fabric and as Vivienne wrote, matches beautifully as always from your wonderful creations. Have a great weekend, Bethx

Mia said...

Thank you so much, Beth!

Happy and sunny days to you too!


millefeuilles said...

Hello Mia, my goodness the fabric would have inspired me too! I love any art form inspired by gardens, you see. Your flower bag is stunning. I am going to come and visit your blog regularly now!

Have a lovely week and keep creating ;-)

Mia said...

Thank you so much, and please feel most welcome here! I'll definitely be lurking around your blog too!

Have a wonderful and sunny weekend!


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