Here are a few shots of Re:Love#2, the second handbag or purse, as it is known in the US, in the recycled with love series. This is a new theme I am exploring, using colour and pre loved cloth. It has machine quilting and lots of padding to give the bag/purse shape substance and character.Continue reading “Handmade and quilted. Purse is Finished! well almost…”
IT looks like I will have to unpick ‘yourself‘, the white twill cloth is fraying and this is not the look I want. I may even change the font while I’m at it…sometimes when you have invested time and energy, it’s hard to admit the results aren’t working and make the changes…..but once you do…it releases stuckContinue reading “Express Yourself”
It’s finished! ‘Artist Made’ is neatly glued into the handbag frame and when you peek inside you see the lovely midnight blue satin lining playing off against the dark night velour interior facing. The interior of the bag is as important as the outside don’t you think?
I’m putting the finishing touches to my wearable art handbag, by glueing fabric edges into the kiss lock purse frame. You glue one side first, wait for it to dry and then the other. You have to settle yourself into the process, easing and edging, starting from oneside of the frame along to the otherContinue reading “Glueing the Handbag to the Kiss Lock”
The first bag from my ‘Hope in Your Handbag’™ collection has over 38 different actions taken in it’s creation. From the preparation and execution of the letters that make up the appliqued and hand embellished Affirmation, to cutting, stitching and piecing the cloth, to building up the bag structure and internal layers, to glueing it allContinue reading “38 Steps and ‘Hope in Your Handbag’™”