Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bridial Bags

My Niece's Bridal Bags
I made these lovely little bags for my niece and her bridesmaids (sisters), for her recent wedding. I have used the same fabric as their dresses, and embellished them with seed beads, crystals and pearls.

The pattern is the simple folded square method, with the corners pulled into the center the make them appear rounded.
The girls loved them and they were able to fill them with quite a lot of essentials!!
a bride and her maids would need for the night.
Double click on pictures for larger view.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

2007 Postcards - February's Swap

My 'Down Under' Swap (things Australian)
This is a sample of my Down Under P/Cs, & below is what I wrote on the back, as an explanation of my interpretation;
"My card represents my country...
The 'red' depicts the desert, in the centre. Next the dry farming areas & stations. The 'green' represents the rain forests & coastal areas. The 'blues' resemble the ocean that surrounds our wonderful country."
I really had a lot of fun putting these P/Cs together, even though I took a lot longer than I had first planned.

2007 Postcards - February's Swap

My "Miss Angelina" Swap

Here is one of my 'Miss Angelina' P/Cs, for the Angelina Fibre Swap. To make this card I used a piece of my "tissue paper fabric", which I had made some time ago. The colours of this material is bright yellow with blues and greens added. Then I added the Angelina Fibre over the top, included some toning threads and clippings, then stitched all over it. Angelina Fibre is a great medium to work with, being very easy to create some lovely pieces of art.
The one on the left was greated in the same manner, using some blue tissue fabric I made. I 'raw edge' appliqued the butterflies onto the top to add a little something.

2007 Postcards - February's Swap

My 'Hearts' Swap

This one of my "Heart Postcards". I made 4 of these, all very similar. I have made them from one large piece of abstract print fabric with organza over the top, so therefore each one had a different pattern under the hearts. Using the reverse applique method, I place 3 hearts on the front, then cut away the shape of the hearts and finished the edged off with a fancy pattern stitch. The stitching accross the card has been done to hold the layers together before doing the hearts. I just removed the stitches through the hearts. Hope you like.