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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Peacock & Pieces...

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. 
http://v.evafery.com/peacock-embroidery-design/
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.
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   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!
Blessings!

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3 comments:

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Campbell Jane" has been included in the second edition of our Thinking of Christmas Gifts in July 2014. Be assured that we hope this helps to point many new customers in your direction.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2014/07/thinking-of-christmas-gifts-in-july-2014_4.html

Jaime Haney said...

Jana this bag is flat out gorgeous!! Is it your own or are you selling it? I've got a thing for peacocks, too. I just love all the detail and design you've put into it. Magnificent my friend!

Campbell Jane said...

Thank you Jaime! It is for sell in my Etsy Shenangans shop. Peace & Blessings!