Friday, December 02, 2005

Pussy-cat,pussycat,where have you been?


I've run out of Time!
I feel disappointed that this bag is lacking "something";particularly over near the black cat and the hollyhocks.
To my mind there's a gap in the display and I have insufficient time to fix it.
(Maybe the birthday girl will lend it back to me for an upgrade)

In the meantime,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY,KJ!!! Posted by Picasa

Cats on bags


Cat fabric,Vlisoflex,sharp scissors,thread to tone

Take one piece of cat fabric
select the cats you want and cut it from fabric.
Iron vlisoflex (double sided fusible) to the wrong side of the fabric,then peel off paper backing and iron cat shape in position.
I generally draw and cut rough outline on Vlisoflex first,so none gets wasted.......and I also use a sheet of ovenbake to prevent vlisoflex STICKING to iron,ironing board,other fabrics,etc!
I generally prefer to satin stitch around the shape by machine and because of this I like to leave about 1/8th inch "seam allowance" around the shape.
The cats are actually hand stitched buttonhole because the sewing went with me this morning to Oncology clinic where it was difficult to take my Janome!

The flowers on Kim's bag were machine appliqued.....faster & neater!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Another bag;another deadline

This is for my youngest grand-daughter whose birthday is.....tomorrow!
Now that the Christmas Ornie swap is out of the system(all posted off this morning)
it's panic stations to complete this by tomorrow evening.
I promised to construct a bag for Kayla,and she wanted cats,flowers, hearts,a butterfly.........
My butterflies are too big to add to the front,so maybe I'll have to cheat and use butterfly beads among the flowers .when I get 'round to adding them.The midnight oil will be burnt tonight! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Something slightly smaller!


Measuring roughly 3 by 5 inches ,this 'swing bag" can go through Life as either a carrier for a mobile, or to stash your "fantastic -plastic",a small comb' your car-keys AND a lip-balm! What more could a gal ask for! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 27, 2005

A deep sigh of relief!


The bag was duly presented to its new owner today:and she liked it!!
One big sigh of relief,although I think she was a little disappointed that it wasn't as "crazy/colourful" as my Red hats bag.

One thing I've determined:NEVER again will I attempt a bag using heavyweight denim.
My left thumb feels as if it's dislocated(I sew left handed)
As I need another bag completed by Friday evening,guess what I'm doing tomorrow? Posted by Picasa