Florence Broadhurst Bag

Before the birth of my last babe, good friends hosted a baby shower for moi. It was special because for me this was baby number five and I didn’t need more baby gear or to play party games but it was a chance to see girlfriends, sip bubbles and eat cake.
A lovely friend and talented designer friend Jackie O’Brien ( Hazel Green) created a special bespoke ‘nappy bag’. It was made big, practical and I think beautiful. A practical combination of  linen, adjustable straps and waterproof bottom. And featuring a fabulous piece of Florence Broadhurst fabric.

Of course the internal zip pocket works well for this valuable bits and bobs.

The great thing about this bag is that while it has outgrown its use as a nappy bag it has been re-purposed as my study satchel. Here it is loaded with books and ready to go. This is something I would keep in mind when purchasing for family and friends. How can the gift be reused and re-purposed? The beauty of the handmade gift is that the love keeps on giving, long after the event.