Actually, I have MANY projects in process! But this is the most recent NEW project....
She has beautiful fabrics and hand dyed trims that she sells from her shop. She is a sweetheart and is very helpful and kind. Do you remember my post about the heart I had made for our Anniversary? Shannon was the one who created that gorgeous heart for me. She has many beautiful handmade tags and items in her shop. She is a very talented gal.
I began working on this purse the beginning of this week as I travelled with Hubby to deliver sparkling cider to a business in Seattle which will be carrying it. Since I did not plan my time well, I seldom do.... **rolling eyes at self**, I ended up handstitching these pieces together in the car!
You can see where I tried to stitch a piece of fabric on and I messed up the picture of that sweet girl! The fabric was not pinned and I ended up removing the stitching and repositioning it. I decided to NOT start over and place some embellishments over the stitches, we will see what I come up with! This second picture is after the majority of the fabrics are stitched down, it's a different color..."Don't start THAT again!" because of the afternoon sun shining through the car window, as we sat and waited for a semi truck to be cleared from a rollover accident on Snoqualmie Pass, over the Cascade Mountains.
All of the fabrics that I have chosen to use are sewn in place in the shape of the purse I am making.
Now, to decide what embellishments to place where! I am not good at these kinds of decisions, that perfectionism stuff again, so I am just going to be brave and CHOOSE!
Here are a few of the things I will be choosing from! The picture at the left has laces and trim that will be stitched with fancy stitches to the area they are shown right now.
These are some velvet hand dyed ribbon leaves I made quite a few years ago and I have not
been able to find the right item to use them on until now! They have the same
dark pink in them that the flowers the little girl is holding have.
I am so happy to be able to use these. I think a velvet ribbon rose might be
a great addition to this purse as well.
Pat Winter, who made my crazy quilt purse for me, likes to use beautifully embellished insects or butterflies on her purses. She and Shannon happen to be good friends!
I came across Pat's Blog, Pat Winter Gatherings,
after having seen and purchased a few pieces from Shannon's
Etsy Shop. Then later realized they knew each other well!
I decided that I could try to make my own dragon fly... so here is my original attempt.
I accidentally cut off that left wing... but I am trying to just work
with what I've got, not be a perfectionist about this!
Not finished with him yet, the dragon fly, but I do plan to place him on the purse.
Look at some of the gorgeous beads and sequins that Shannon included in the kit.
There are so many things to choose from, and enough fabrics to make three of the same purse!
I am sure I will use these fabrics in other projects as well.
I will be working on this awhile, but I will show you when it is finished!
I am using Pat Winter's DVDs teaching me how to do this and make these purses.
She has amazing directions and suggestions and is a HUGE inspiration to me.
After 22 years, I am finally trying the crazy quilting I've been planning to do!
Hugs and Easter Love to you all!