Happy Birthday Michael Bond!

Today is the birthday of Michael Bond and to celebrate we would like to share this Paddington Bear shopping bag!

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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.

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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!

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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!

Lx