Thursday, April 8, 2010

Act 1:Dragonfly Purse

 

 

 

 


I just can't seem to stop making purses...

...and today I felt inspired.

I cut some bug-eyed dragonflies out of pre-felt...

...similar to those I saw somewhere on the web, gracing a lovely table runner.

(If any of you know the source of my inspiration, please let me know so that I can properly acknowledge her.)

I wanted the bag to be a specific yellow color...

...to match the yellow twill tape that I intended to use for straps.

To get the right shade, I used peach wool for the second layer...

...so that the pink would show through a bit and 'color' the yellow.

(Of course, I later changed my mind about the straps...see Act 2.)

I haven't been 100% happy with the insides of my bags so far...

...having had a little trouble with pocket resists.

I've decided that the purses would be more functional and sturdy...

...if I sewed fabric linings for them...so that's what I attempted this time.

More about how I made the lining and why I changed the straps next time...

...plus the finished bag!

P.S. It's really cute.

Addendum: Please see Filz-T-Raum's blog post here.
She graciously reminded me that it was her blog which delighted me with
it's 'buggy charms'! :) Thanks so much!!

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2 comments:

filz-t-raum.ch said...

hello heather,
i'm happy that my dragonflies make you happy....
you can visit the blogpost from the february 27 this year and then you can see it.
sorry, my english is not good, i hope you can understand me...
your feltflower tutorial is very good!
do you know about the international feltflower-project???
in the top of my blog is a button, "felt-flower....be a part of modern art" click on it and you have informations in english language about the project.
have a nice day!
bye,
filz-t-raum.ch

Heather said...

Oh, yes...they make me very happy.
It's a beautiful piece and I'm grateful for the inspiration.
(I hope you will like my finished bag!)
Thanks again for your kindness!