Love grows where my Rosemary goes....

Linnea

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Wow, that looks like a totally different bag! New handles make a huge difference, amazing.

It is really beautiful, lovely colour. The lovely details of the Rosemary show very well in this colour.
 

Poppy bagfan

aka Poppy Dogfan
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Poppy - I tried everything inside and out.
Sheraton wipes & Waitrose organic fragrance free baby wipes to start with and then lots of goes with Woly gel . (I had several goes at the handles with the cornflour & baby shampoo poultice which removed loads of the 'darkness' on the handles although I haven't shown an after pic )
Followed by several goes with Jones the Bootmaker spa lotion & finally Woly Neutra cream and several sprayings in between.
The last coat is the Neutra.
Inside I used Jones the Bootmaker suede cleaner & several goes with very fine sandpaper on a couple of pen marks.

They quoted £70 + vat to replace the handles which in hind sight would have been money well spent.
Although I would still rather have bought one in better condition to start with for the same overall cost.
Slowhand - huge thanks for this detail....I think my poor Roxy needs some tlc....I loved her batteredness when she came but she is very dry now and could do with a good clean too....
 

maplecottage

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Sep 20, 2008
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I'm singing :smile:

Hey what a great result, and hurrah for SM stuffing up, it certainly paid off!!

Well done, rosie looks beautiful now.
 

flyvetjo

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Gorgeous bag and looks fab with the new handles!!! think you've just convinced me I should send choco jacquetta off for some new handles too as they are a bit worn and it bugs me a bit!!!!
 

Lakrits

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Feb 27, 2009
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Congrats, what a stunning transformation for a fabulous little bag. Well done, the new handles really does it!
 

mum2theboys

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I've been piggy backing what Slowhands did to her Rosie, and been busy working on my own. The Woly Gel is definitely blending the marks into the bag ~ great advice.