Monday, 11 February 2013

Do you love Mr Darcy?

image mr darcy wristlet purse pride and prejudice jane austen spoonflower fabric

This might come as a bit of a shock to those of you who love my Pride and Prejudice range of jewellery and accessories, but I am not a huge fan of Jane Austen's famous novel.  I've discussed this many times with Mr Cheeky Monkeys (who happens to quite like the book and the BBC adaptation) and I think the main reason for my apathy towards this much-loved story is that I find many of its characters to be highly irritating and silly.

image mr darcy wristlet purse pride and prejudice elizabeth bennet jane austen spoonflower fabric

However, I realise that these are just fictional characters in a book, and I can understand why so many around the world love Jane Austen's story and especially love Mr Darcy.  Which is why I first started making my literary-inspired line of jewellery and why, when I saw this fabric for sale, I decided I just HAD TO make a P&P purse for my sister-in-law's 30th birthday.  (And hopefully she has not recently started reading my blog without my knowledge!)

image mr darcy wristlet purse pride and prejudice mr darcy's proposal jane austen spoonflower fabric chevron black white riley blake

I found this delightful fabric at Spoonflower, and had to resist the temptation to purchase lots of amazing fabric designed by amazing artists.  The fabric features a cartoon depiction of Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as well as Mr Darcy's infamous first proposal to Elizabeth.  The wristlet lining and carry loop were made from Riley Blake chevron fabric, which I felt nicely complemented the P&P fabric (and who can resist chevron?)  I am really quite pleased with my stroke of genius, and sincerely hope my sister-in-law loves her present when we give it to her in a few weeks' time!  So tell me, are you a Mr Darcy fan?  Or are you a bit of a cynic like me???

image pride and prejudice wristlet riley blake chevron black and white fabric

1 comment:

  1. I am a very big p & p fan and like your husband i just love the bbc adaptation, thiugh jennifer ehle was never my idea of elizabeth at all i think the other characters are spot in. I love what you made, especially with the quote panel and im sure your sister will too x

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