Sunday, 2 June 2013

Out of the Armchair...

Hi everyone.  This is quick cos I have been working on a project that is so out of my comfort zone.  Fabric and sewing machines.  Of course it started well but then the sewing machine, we have a love hate relationship, decided enough was enough and no, I couldn't attach 6 panels, only two, or I'll eat your project.  Improvise, improvise and posting down to the wire.  

It's all Darcy's fault!!  She made a bag over at PaperArtsy this week and it got the little grey cell going and this is what happened after the inspiration struck....

I had a white cotton bag so I opened it up and smeared it with DI Barn Door, Dusty Concord and Picked Raspberry.  These three worked for me on my tag....  I was going to try acrylic but.....   Maybe next time.   I stamped the small round from PaperArtsy LPC022 in black all over.

I stamped the girl from LPC022 onto some patterned Ikea fabric and ripped and frayed the panels.  As said earlier I made 6 of these and was going to decorate front and back but the sewing machine refused after helping me out with these two so....   I dug out the beaded ribbon and put that on and stuck on some beads.  The sewing machine did agree to re-hem my bag, go figure!  A bit of ribbon in the top and, I know, it looks nothing like Darcy's, but.....

Now I have a lovely little bag to fill with dingsens.  Not sure how the DI would take to washing, if I ever needed to!

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  1. Doesnt need to look like mine, this all about your creativity shining through and it does .. In bucket loads! Shame your machine doesnt like to play but looks like you showed it who is boss cos you made some great panels.

  2. Great project, love the colours on the bag and the beaded ribbon.

    Sylv xx


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