Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Vintage Doily Transformer Cushion Bag!


Is it a bird is it a plane... no it's a Vintage Doily Transformer Cushion Bag! (huh?)...

It all started with a burlap bag, to which I added a vintage doily I recently picked up at a fab little vintage fabric store.  I wish I could take credit for the crochet but my crochet skills are basic at best.  I imagine this one was made with love by someones Nana :)

I decided to snap an Instagram pic of my new tote (I'm a massive fan of bags, totes and baskets of all kinds).  When I looked at the pic of my new tote, propped on a chair it looked like a pretty cute lil cushion (I'm a massive fan of cushions too!). 

It was instant love, but I was torn...  bag verses cushion?? 

Arrghhh I'm not so good in the decisions department.  Then I started to think why can't I have my cake and eat it too... or as the case may be, have my cushion and tote it too ;) 

I have boys, they have a tonne of boys stuff including Transformers; so it was high time for this mummy have her own Transformer!  and so became...   my Vintage Doily Transformer Cushion Bag!

Handles tucked in = instant cushion
It's a super simple to make basic tote bag, you could use canvas, calico or any fabric you like... then add a doily or other embellishments and hey presto! Cushion/Bag love.

I'm busy working towards going to market in a few months time, bags and cushions are on my 'to make list'.

Hope you're having a Happy Tuesday lovelies!

Jo xx

What do you think, are you a bag or cushion girl?

And for some fun I'm linking up to these fab parties... :)


  1. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE This! xx

  2. Oh funny - when I saw the photo on instagram I thought it was a cushion. Good luck with the markets.

    1. Thanks Kylie, lots to do to get organised! Jo xx

  3. Hello! I just found you via the comment you left on Jane's post today (loved it!) and love your blog. I have two little boys as well and love the coastal/French/vintage look! The bag/cushion transformer is fabulous and very versatile! So happy to have found you. Emma

    1. Hi Emma! Thanks so much for popping over! I'm so glad you did as now I have found you too.... Heading over to your blog now :) Jo x

  4. This is so cute! I would have never thought to add a doily to it, but it totally works! Visiting from Elizabeth & Co.


  5. Ooh I think I am quite partial to it as a tote bag, because its just so super girly and lovely. It would look so beautiful paired with a lovely summer dress come summer! The cushion would be lovely too but the bag could go with you everywhere, you see. Goodluck!

  6. I would love a tote bag like that - so pretty!


Hi... I love reading your comments, they make my day! Thanks so much for stopping by :) Jo xx

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