Monday, July 19

Lazy days of summer

A couple of days of having to rest my hand....and I've become totally idle. And I don't even feel guilty about it! Must be the gorgeous weather we're having and reading about/viewing photos of a couple of my Facebook friends' holidays :) So I sat out on the terrace mostly, re-reading Eat Pray Love and watching the butterflies flit about the hydrangea blossoms...

Pictured below is my 'Uptown Shopping Bag', which I had featured on my Facebook page last month but had forgotten to show here on my blog:

It is made from Japanese medium-weight cotton/linen blend in purple with large polka dots. It is fully lined in a solid purple. The wide bottom is further re-inforced by the soft beige faux-leather. Now, normally people associate synthetic leather with that stiff, smelly stuff - but this is totally different, and I admit it took me ages to find it! I'm very pleased with its quality. It is soft and pliable, has a cotton backing and is completely odorless. I love this stuff! This bag will be available in three different colourways.

Have a great week!


  1. Glad to hear you're enjoying your down time. We all need a little of that from time to time.
    That bag is really nice. I love the style, color and choice of fabrics. Maybe if I would check my facebook more often I could have seen it sooner :)

  2. Nice to hear you've been relaxing and enjoying yourself!
    I love the bag and I'm elated to hear about this faux leather you found. Have a great day.

  3. AnonymousJuly 19, 2010

    Duni - It's so hard to get back into things, huh? I'm still struggling to get myself back on track! Sheesh, now is the time that I prepare for the holidays in my shop, but I seem to be doing a lot of dilly-dallying! Love the bag! Your designs are just too cute :)

  4. That purse is so cute. I love the polka dots.

  5. Glad to hear you took time out and rested your hand. It sucks how much physical suffering we do for our art, doesn't it?

    And I love the bag! :)

  6. I'm so glad that you've been getting some rest :) And I love the bag too!

  7. It is another great bag!

    I am glad to see that you are enjoying your time off. With the crazy weather I bet you are only too happy to enjoy the outdoors.

  8. I'm always a sucker for polka dots! Beautiful bag. :)

    I'm fully enjoying summer as well. Glad to hear that you are, too!

  9. I'm glad you've been enjoying your down time! That's the way summers are supposed to be!

    Love the purple polka dot bag! So fun and the shape is fabulous!

  10. hey another lovely bag duni! thats grt!.......i really hope your hand feels better soon:)

  11. You make such beautiful bags! Glad to hear you are enjoying your time while recuperating.

  12. I love that bag! I also love MY bag that i WON!!! It's fantastic & VERY durable.

  13. Very cheery looking purse!

  14. It looks really lovely Duni ♥♥ you are the queen of handbags.
    Glad to hear you're enjoying your summer days! rest and relaxation are the best rejuvenators for creative souls~

  15. cute ! cute! cute purse!

    The butterfly make it look more lovely and vigorous.


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