This year, I have discovered the joys of going to thrift stores, antique stores, and an occasional booth at the Fremont Market to look through the linens and fabrics. My trips have tended to be full of florals: from the groovy to bountiful bouquets. Finding this orange print (that appeared to have once been curtains) inspired me to think about who might have purchased and used these fabrics years ago. There is something really wonderful about having a fabric with a little history.
These musings prompted me to write a fictional story about my grandmother and her best friend from high school, Maude. That story inspired this bag design.
As I chose the fabric for the Maude bags from my ever-growing vintage/thrifted stash, I wanted to evoke the feeling of finding your grandmother’s secret collection of vintage fabric, and the moment when you see the perfect print standing out among all the others.
The Maude bags pictured here (and a couple others) are now available in The Little Room.