While out running one morning I thought it would make a cute personalised Easter egg hunt bag (lots of ideas seem to come while I'm running!), so I designed it as a pattern placement - so like a little scene - and then a repeating pattern. I originally made it in two coloursways, yellow and pink, but after asking my followers on social media, added a light green. When thinking about developing an Easter collection I hadn't actually looked at when Easter was, and it was only after sending off for samples did I realise that I really didn't have much time! As soon as the samples came back I made up the egg hunt bag, little scrunchies with ears and lavender bags and asked if anyone wanted to buy any. I got a lovely response, and then sent off the order for the actual fabric. That was the Sunday, the fabric came back on the Thursday (a few panicky phonecalls to the courier after it got left at the factory!) and then orders started going out on Friday, with Easter Sunday being the following week. Luckily a number of the orders were local so I delivered those during the week. As a first, I added a little sheet of stickers to the Easter Egg bag orders. It was a little stressful at the time but I'm really pleased I pushed to get it done for this year otherwise the idea would have festered for a year!
While I thought about the bags being good for Easter, they aren't just for then, and would make cute little party bags or toy bags. Made from untreated organic cotton, they aren't as vibrant as designs that have been printed onto treated fabric and have an almost vintage colour about them. I really want to use organic cotton where I can and happy with how these came out. The repeat design would look good in other products, such as hair accessories and purses and I'll make some soon (I seem to always say that and then never quite get around to it!). I'm also wondering about making more of the lavender bags with the little scenes on - the hedgehogs and foxes I painted last year would look cute! As always, I'm open to ideas so just let me know if you'd like to see something made in this fabric.