Life; with knitting, sewing, sleeping and chocolate.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
outside the box, back to where I feel most comfortable. I need to make some money, that's the bottom line, hence sewing up a small storm lately - and so far the response to my bags is good.
I have the cards to tart up a bit to make them look better, and some other ideas on a back burner for wont of time at the moment. And energy.
But I also have ideas for bags that are more mini art quilt based, a bit left of centre, and finally let rip and had a bit of fun making myself one. All the time I was cutting and sewing I had my lovely friend Pat on my shoulder (not literally, she's in America) telling me to have fun with it, play with it.
So I did.
This was originally an idea I had for a small bag, so I slit it open.
The silk heart is padded and roughly stitched several times.
The wings are layers of fabric and muslin. I then started to have a bit of a play with some antique buttons, strips of silk, ribbons - the green leaf ribbon was a perfect find!
Very pleased with the finished bag, which I used today - it is unashamedly girly and romantic, and I like it a lot.
So then of course, never happy with one, I found an assortment in blues and creams - which is destined to become another bag, for sale this time.
And my very very favourite - I have an idea for tea cups and general madness involving a Union Jack flag ... watch this space.
Ah, and other news - spinning wise I am thilled that not only is my current spinning NOT overspun, it is all pretty equal, and when I checked it (which I rarely do but should) it is spot on 4ply when plied, so I am pleased. Must get the last bobbin spun up soon.
After the excitement of the footy I think it will be an evening of sewing, hand stitching some brooches and then curl up with Gibbs and my knitting, Bliss.