Saturday, 22 June 2013

Bicycle Fever

Meet my new bike (excuse the slightly fuzzy phone picture). It's a funny little Apollo folding Wayfarer. I saw it and thought it would be perfect for hopping on and off the train (though in reality the verdict is out on whether the folding actually saves that much space!).


I didn't wake up this morning expecting to buy one so it was a bit of a Gumtree impulse buy -nonetheless bicycle fever has temporarily taken hold!

As with most things in life, I see this purchase as a perfect excuse for a few more sewing projects so I've been looking at various bike related accessories. I'm definitely thinking some sort of storage/panniers, and perhaps a seat cover ...think handle bar streamers are too much?

Vintage fabric bike bag by BikeDailyDesign on Etsy / Leaf design pannier by LeaflingoOo on Etsy


There are some fantastic tutorials about for bicycle accessories, such as the 'Noodlehead Bike Bucket' and Shelly's beautiful quilted bike seat cover below.



Now to get my hands on some oilcloth and get stitching!

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