Here is a partial photo list of things that will go on my Etsy shop as soon as I edit all the pictures!
The top one is a little necklace bag that I made using sari ribbon. You can make one too! Just braid 3 strands of ribbon, and sew the strand to itself like you would make a braided rug.
More little neck bags. One was in Stampington's Haute Handbags Magazine.
Pins I made using wood blanks...
And of course, more of my 'people.'
I cut my design on an acetate sheet using a stencil cutter-a heated nib that cuts plastic for stencils. Let me give you a little review of these tools, since I have used them a lot. First of all, they are useless for intricate lines. The nib gets so hot that a straight line can be frustrating to make. But for big areas with not much detail, they save a lot of time. I would use a combination of an x-acto knife and the heated cutting tool. My next art projects are going to involve silk-screening, which I did ages ago. I miss design work and can't wait to get back to it!
The above bag was also featured in Haute Handbags Magazine.
I made this scarf using recycled t shirts and hand sewed all the stuff on the surface, and hand sewed the lengths together to make it long enough.
Same construction for this shawl, except I used purchased t shirt fabric for the shawl. I rotary cut recycled t shirts in strips and made the cable design, hand stitching each line-twice! Because you must do each side of the cable line. I thought of making more of these-but this is a VERY time consuming project. The project must be laid on a table top, pinned a hundred places and then sewn. I'm not saying I didn't love it-but-I was relieved when it was done! It is beautiful and soft and I really hate to part with both of these.....but I made them to sell, so....
I will always find time to make handbags. I am working on one now, not pictured here, involving little pieces of wool hand sewn to fabric. I really like it.
I hope you have a wonderful day-and thanks so much for stopping by!