Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Back to the Fair

I'm revisiting the Contemporary Craft Fair with this post today to show off some really nifty bucket bags that I discovered there.  They're by Alison Hughes, a textile designer based on the Isle of Wight.  Her company, Dr Bean's Bags,  makes a handy no-nonsense product featuring text on the type of braid that is reminiscent of school uniform name tags.  The price on the website is £39 which, depending on your perspective, may be a steal for a crafted piece or come under the 'Blooming Heck! I could make that for just a few quid' category.

 My favourites featured the Shipping Forecast, that strangely beautiful and reassuring offering broadcast by Radio 4 daily.  The lady on the stall (presumably Alison) told me that a customised bag could be made up featuring an individual's preferred coastal area and perhaps a special date.

So there you have it. For the flush and lazy out there you might be tempted to buy one of these ready made items that would go really nicely with a Breton top.  Other more frugal and thrifty readers might pooh pooh the suggestion of a purchase but use these bags as inspiration for their own similarly themed crafting.

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