Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I had so much fun making this peacock bag with all my bits & pieces from vintage fabrics...
The peacock machine embroidery design was free at Free Embroidery Designs.
Click HERE or on the picture for a link to the free design.
As you can see I don't follow the rules when it comes to color, I made up my own peacock colors.
The lining is a magical royal purple satin that they don't make anymore. I only a a little left. I'll admit I am a fabric hoarder. I don't think I'll find myself on tv yet, but I do have a good stash. I am about to bust it loose on some more of these bags though. I put myself to sleep 2 nights in a row thinking of bags I can make! haha I am working on several now & hope to get them finished in the next few days. On has a Heart Locket w/ keyhole that has wings from Urban Threads, I am also working on a Butterfly bag. and I hand died white cotton fabric today for a Cherry or Strawberry bag that I want to make.
I died the fabric by floating oil paints on water, then dipping it in, making pretty marbling that looks so fun! Suminagashi style. I hope it works, I've never tried it. I figure I will iron it, then wash it with Dawn and see what happens.....if it works you will see it on a new bag! When it comes to sewing every seam has to be perfect. It has to be cut perfectly, no mistakes, so this is a good exercise to let go of some of that OCD that keeps me from creating at times. No Fear - if I wreck it - it's gone!
I have had peacocks in my brain since our little trip to Daffodil Hill where they had lots of them including a pure white peacock!
I hope this inspires you to create something new!