Recently we’ve begun to feature some really lovely guest contributors in the Bustle & Sew Magazine and this month we were delighted to be able to include a pattern from the very talented Aida of Aika Maku ….
Her Barcelona bag – named for her native city – and just in time to stitch and take along on holiday – it’s perfect for holding all those bits and pieces it’s seemingly impossible to travel without. It looks great in lots of different fabric combinations …
And would also make a really useful back to school or college bag for when term begins again in September. The long holidays have begun now – I remember as a youngster those six weeks seemed to stretch forever, but now they’re gone in a flash! We asked Aida how she chose her unusual business name and she told us “In Catalan “AikaMaku” sounds like “ai que maco”, which means “how pretty!”. Later I found that in Finnish “aika maku” means “time to enjoy”, and that is exactly how I feel when I sew!”
Thanks so much Aida for contributing to this month’s magazine. You can find lots more loveliness over on the AikaMaku blog – please do pop over and take a look!