Amazing what cleaning and organizing the studio will do for creativity. As I last reported, the studio was in dire need. So last weekend I got to work and in doing so unleashed that mind-blowing, dangerously bipolar-like episode that many artsy types know so well. Once things begin to flow you just tell everyone to step aside and wait until it passes!
Yesterday was one such day. I had the best time indulging my creativity and allowing myself (without guilt) to play. I gathered what fabric I had and decided upon the beautiful brown floral that was used to reupholster my dining room chairs. I was able to piece together enough to get a small purse and huge tote! This was one of those times that the pack rat in me paid off because I had every supply that was needed, from the toggles to the needlepoint wool.
Check it out…
I used green fabric to line the purse and the needlepoint wool to create the blanket and straight stitching around the edges. I had the toggles left over from a project YEARS ago – lucky break.
The strap was attached with an additional scrap of fabric.
The lining on this one was from beautiful green linen I had. I added pockets to the inside for my cell, which I absolutely HATE digging around for in large bag.