Thursday, 13 January 2011

Bags, Purses & Feltie things!

My daughter has finally remembered to bring her zipped purse home from school, and as I promised her I'd put a photo of it on my blog, here it is:
She decided to put her initials on this side of it and on the other side a heart:
Colour is not great on this photo, but the heart is just red wool roving, needle felted in, and the edges are needle felted together.  Thanks to Elisabeth at Sewciety for the idea.

My crafting month is still continuing with the following items:
I made these on Tuesday.  I used my sizzix cutter and dies to cut out the shapes and then needle felted them together.  I've used another layer of felt on the back of the cupcake to keep all the pieces together.  I may put a brooch backing on them, or attach them to a bag or pencil case, I'm not sure yet.

Wednesday 12th's offering:
An apple purse made from fabric I got from FabricRehab.  The inside is lined with a lovely pink retro fabric that I bought from Sewciety.  Sadly I didn't take a photo of the inside, but I'm sure I'll use the rest of the fabric on something else, so I'll take a photo then.

Today I got organised and made another bag from a pattern at Homespun Threads.  This time I made the Ariel bag, from fabric I had in my stash.
This is full size from the pattern and it makes a lovely big bag.  I didn't have the hook that the original pattern called for so I just added a magnetic clasp to the underside of the flap.  I'm thinking of adding a large sparkly button or brooch to the front of the flap, just to break the pattern up a bit, but I'm not sure if that will look right.  Anyone got any ideas?