As some of you might remember Atelier Oursonne has not just been the weird name of this blog but rather the weird name of the business I had founded years ago in London.
When we moved back to Austria, I closed it down officially and was not entirely sure if I should start again freshly in Vienna or not. So, whilst I was thinking about it, life took some unexpected turns and the question to business or not to business was suddenly less important and had slowly faded away.
But a couple of months ago, one of my former major clients of yoga bags contacted me with an order…… which caught me slightly unprepared. My first instinct was to just turn it down but then I thought that I might as well at least use up the material that I had still left in the various corners of the house. And what can I say, I relapsed – making these few bags got me totally hooked again and I have officially registered a trade in Austria.
As things are a bit more complicated over here, it is currently officially only for “making bags from unusual and recycled material” – whatever that means.
I will also be allowed to make hats, either knitted or sewn and baby accessories such as scarfs, playmats, changing mats or whatever comes to your mind and I am really planning on adding a few exciting products to my business.
I have already bought the most beautiful fabrics and I am ready to go now that the time consuming toddler is supposed to be in nursery.
Since these yoga bags are meant to be for grown ups, I have also added personalised drawstring bags to my range and as you can imagine, playing with cute fabrics and childish motives is just right up my street.
Some fabrics don’t need anything else….
Others are a bit more boring and need some extra help…
and of course the whole point in a personalised bag is having the name on it…
As you can see, it is all about mix and match, colours and patterns but believe it or not, I can also do subtle and harmonious if asked politely….
So, if you feel the need of having a drawstring bag with your name on it, check out my rekindled etsy shop or contact me directly.