Saturday, 6 August 2011

Romantic pouches and some good news.

I checked on my classes at Knitting and Stitching in London next October and was delighted to see that three have sold out and one has only two spaces left.

You should have seen me doing the happy dance!!

I shall be starting work on all the kits next week but meanwhile finished a couple more samples.

I've made this as a sample to photograph but will be sending it out to a friend on Monday.


I love these silk cocoon flowers that I learnt at a workshop with Steph Francis last year.
These little purses are such a pleasure to make!

This is a bigger version that I've made into a bag by adding a scarf to go over the shoulder.
This fabric was on an old footstool that I made into a sewing box, I love the colour. I dyed some seam binding and a piece of fringe to sew along the bottom and added a piece of narrow lace from the Indian trims shop in  Walthamstow Market.

I've dipped the lace doily in the dye before stitching on the flap them made several roses to decorate the front.

I 've also dyed the silk cocoons to add for the front fastening.



I remembered that I had a pretty silk chiffon scarf that I have felted on my embellisher then added some free machine embroidery. I think they look good together, do you?

I'm off to The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham next week. Can't wait!!
I'll be using my bag, not sure it will hold all my purchases though.

Have a super weekend.
xox Angela.

8 comments:

Talking Horses Arts said...

Drooling here, such gorgeous work. Any chance you will do online classes? I live to far away to pop in for one lol.
Andrea.

Sandie said...

So pretty! Congratulations of selling out of places so quickly! Not sure if I'll get to the Knitting & Stitching show but I'll look out for you if I do!

Createology said...

Your lace bags are dreamy and the turquoise one with the scarf is absolutely delicious. Blissful stitching...

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today, and I thought it was so lovely and charming. I just love the torqoise little purse. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your creative ideas. Hope to hear from you, and have a beautiful week ahead.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

lynne said...

Your work transports me to a gentle place. Stunning creations.
A very lucky friend to receive such a gift in the mail.
Wishes
Lynne

Fabric Art said...

Found your blog through another blog and have followed you for a while, just want to tell you that your purses are gorgeous.
Anni

Barbara Jean said...

sweet, sweet, sweet!!

what wonderful and creative lacy lovelies!

blessings
barb

Karen said...

OMG I love these.
Thank you for your sweet comment sharing with me that your son left so long ago. I know I will survive...but he just makes us laugh so much. That's what I'll really, really miss. NOT the messes... :)
Have enjoyed visiting here. How exciting about your classes! I can't wait to read more.
HAGD! Karen - Some Days Are Diamonds