An alternative to the bouquet

Posted by Red Ruby Rose Thursday, May 20, 2010 6 comments

One of the best things about being on Etsy is the direct link between maker and buyer. I love the messages and images that are sent to me, building up little stories of the bags on their travels once they've left my hands. Also when I'm at the Post Office there are often times the PO staff and I joke about hand delivering the packages that are going to the most exotic places. Hawaii anyone?

Thanks to Susannah for sending me the lovely photograph above of her wedding party, with clutches replacing bouquets. Her wedding looked fabulous, there are more over at the Brides Cafe. Photographers are Anika London Media.

New peacock

Posted by Red Ruby Rose Thursday, May 13, 2010 2 comments

I was delighted to find this vintage Liberty peacock print. Over the past couple of years I've made clutches from quite a few different versions of this fabric, including silks, wools and cottons in various colours, but this rich blue colourway is especially lovely with the teal and gold highlights. This clutch is now available in the shop.

In other news, I'm really looking forward to gigging in Bristol tomorrow night with Cue Fanfare, we've been rehearsing the last couple of evenings and it's been a while since we've played a show so hopefully the tequila will be flowing. I'm nervous about it for various reasons but will expand upon all that soon in full Spinal Tap style.

Silk blooms, a sneaky peek

Posted by Red Ruby Rose Tuesday, May 11, 2010 2 comments

A couple of years ago I found a beautiful piece of embroidered silk in my occasional trawl of favourite London fabric shops. It was a real find, and I made a limited edition four clutches out of the piece.

Finally I've tracked down more, and a pristine new length arrived last week. Yippee! I can hardly bear to cut into the silk as it's so gorgeous, so it will remain intact for a few more days and then I'll be making a new batch of clutches like the ones above from the original piece I found.

I'm a bit behind on new listings at the moment... lots of new fabric here but there aren't quite enough hours in the day at the moment, will aim for updates next week.