Saturday, February 27, 2010

Right Side Wrong Side

This material is absolutely beautiful--robins egg combined with shades of brown and gold.  One of my favorite materials it was just the thing to make something for my amazingly talented seamstress sister, Laura Gail.  I've wanted to make her something for quite awhile, but nothing was ever "good enough".  So this lucious fabric combined with one of my favorite 'pilgrim' charms stepped up for the special occasion.  I'm not sure whether I used the right side or wrong side of the fabric, it's so pretty, it was just hard to tell which was which.  But off to Pennsylvania this little pochette has gone.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just Having Fun

I finally got the chance to try this material on a small kisslock frame this past weekend.  It really turned out quite nice.  I can't wait to try this fabric on larger antique bronze frame!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Japanese Fabric--love it--have to have it!

I am always in seach of unique and sometimes trendy fabric.   This piece took a few days to "find" but it really caught my eye.  There is something special about the cotton that they make in Japan--you can see and feel the weave, plus, it's a home decor weight. I honestly don't see how bags are made with anything less than home decor weight material.  Anything less, in my opinion does not do justice to a regular size handbag. This material is a stunning, large-scale print of mums and leaves and is printed on a background of waves with motifs reminiscent of sashiko embroidery.  I can't wait to get it!  But then I'll have the chore of deciding what bag design will show off this masterpiece--on to design inspiration.....wherefore art thou in this bleakest of winter months?!