Today is the birthday of Michael Bond and to celebrate we would like to share this Paddington Bear shopping bag!
I have always loved Paddington Bear – there is something so appealing about his character. We would also wave to a Paddington Bear, every time we got the bus into Glasgow and so this was a very nostalgic lovely make.
I decided to use chain stitch for the umberlla and I loved the effect it helps to give the umbrella texture and also emphasise the shape of each section.
The tag was upcycled from a pair of chinos and we were lucky because the stud on the trousers became the hole of the luggage tag. Serenpidity is an great thing!
If you would like to look after this shopping bag feel free to purchase it from our Folksy store! http://www.folksy.com/givielane
Any other suggestions for author bags please let us know!