Wednesday, November 30, 2011

French style mini pouch swap

This mini pouch is one of the 2 I made with the kit my generous partner Bobbi Ann sent me. I made the flowers with some of the material she sent. The back ground material was so pretty in pink gold and blue and it set the color pallet.
Here is a close up of the flowers I made with the gold organdy and satin material in the kit. I made them in the singed fabric style. I added the vintage butterfly pin to compliment the flowers
Pouch number 2, the lavender and purple flowers were included in the kit and went perfectly with the fabric for the pouch.
The gold material is a pocket and I added the Paris label. It was fun putting together the pouches from the material Bobbi sent.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Half doll swap

We were to make a kit for dressing a half doll and send it to our partner. It was to include fabric, trim, bling and put it all together in a handcrafted bag. You can see the fabulous rhinestone button, and the cute pink button with rhinestones around it, and the rhinestone bar this was for the bling..
Here is what I included in the one I sent to my Partner, 3 different fabrics, for the dress approximately 13 different trims, almost 2 dozen hand crafted silk flowers. A decorated bead tube with crystals and beads, a package of fresh water pearls in pink, the colors of choice for my partner were Pink And Cream
In the upper left corner you can see the bag I made it is a collage of vintage lace, doilies, silk ribbon embroidery, and regular embroidery. I love the tags, they are from a stamp set I got on ETSY I used copic markers to color the tags, they are great but expensive, I am just getting familiar with them.
I got everything in the bag I wasn't sure it would all fit but it did.
I love this bag, I worked really hard on it to make it beautiful for my partner, I made the silk ribbon flowers, did the silk ribbon embroidery and the embroidered feather stitch that hold the layers of lace and vintage linens together. I also made some fringe at the bottom form beads and crystals. I hope she likes it, I do. TTFN

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Felted wool butterfly pincushion

Felted wool is so much fun to work with, I like to hunt down wool garments at the thrift stores and garage sales and use them for my projects. This pincushion is my own design and handcrafted by me. The tiny hand dyed velvet strawberry is full of emery so it will sharpen needles. I handcrafted the ribbon flowers, the pansy is made from wired ribbon and the leaves and the yellow flowers are from the ever famous seam binding everyone is using, and the tiny lavender roses are from satin ribbon.
You get a better view of the butterfly from here, it is a double layer of felted wool with a running stitch to outline the butterfly and hold the 2 pieces together.
This will be featured on my ETSY shop