Thursday, June 03, 2010

New Bag

The bag, front above, back below, is made from scraps of fabric. The base is leftover pieces of rayon dress fabric, scrunched and ironed onto vilene then free machine stitched. The lace is heat transfer dyed curtain fabric. I did the base fabric ages ago with a bag in mind but wasn't quite sure how to do it. The top section was a later piece of work. I was looking through my pile of unfinished things when it suddenly occurred to me that these 2 would go together, and this is the result.
Unlike many people whose blogs I read, I don't stress about unfinished things. I often just start something without a definite result in mind, or just as an experimental piece, or to use a collection of scraps, but I find that these usually end up turning into something and are often very useful when deadlines are looming.

I see I have 95 people who have registered to follow my blog - I think I'll have a giveaway as a thank you. A prize for the 100th follower (please leave a comment so I know who is the 100th) and also another prize draw for any one else who leaves a comment. I'm not sure what they'll be yet - it will have to wait until after my Bunbury workshops. I'll announce the winners in 2 weeks time - Friday 18th June.


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20 comments:

Dawnie said...

I just ADORE this bag...SCRUMPTIOUS !
xxx
damm I'm no 96...good luck to no 100

Judy said...

This red bag is really fabulous Linda! Red is such a wonderful energetic colour.

Linda Robertus said...

Hi Linda, a happy follower here. Love the bag!
Best wishes, from Brisbane, Linda

Sue Bleiweiss said...

fantastic bag Linda! Love the color combination, the handles are perfect.

Sandy said...

That's a wonderful bag. We painted lace Wednesday-much more than for the books we plan to make, so that gives me an idea.
I, too, don't worry about leftovers-love to experiment-they usually find a home eventually. If not, they are learning experiences.

Doreen G said...

Fantastic bag Lynda love the colour of it.
I never throw out bits that are left--they make great ATC's when I'm in a hurry.

ju-north said...

Fantastic bags - such an inspiration!

Aussie Jo said...

It is a gorgeous bag Linda.
Not sure what a follower means but have joined up
Cheers
Jo

Sewz4fun said...

The RED bag is stunning. Reminds me of Flamenco for some reason... My birthday is on the 18th, hint-hint.

suziqu's thread works said...

This bag is very eye catching in reds. I have made a very similar styled bag myself - at present making purses from scraps - velvets, silks, brocades and dyed mohair from our gaots - our property is on the far south coast of Aust.

The Idaho Beauty said...

This is such a great bag. I'd love to receive just about anything you make - you do great work.

Hopscotch said...

I love the richness and texture of this bag! I have recently fallen in love with red and completed a fused fabric piece with similar colours :)

Emma said...

Oh well, 102 is just as good, I thought I'd already followed! That bag & detail piece below are great, their loss!

Ati. said...

I do follow you for a while. You are an inspiration for many, I think. Lovely Bag !!

Lindi said...

I love making bags, but so far I haven't made one for myself. You have just inspired me to expirement with fabrics for a unique bag that will be mine, all mine! lol

Congrats on 100+ followers! :)

Annie said...

Love the bag! Great way to use up all those scraps.

Congratulations on the 100+ followers.

ANNA said...

I love the bag - I'd love one!! Congrats on so many followers.

Evelyn and Lise said...

First time on your blog. i also love your bags. They are soooo beautiful. Will be following your blog from now on. Lise

J said...

Hi Linda
I have been reading your blog for ages and have just joined your followers.
I really love your work particularly the bag that you have just made.
Hope that I am one of the lucky ones.
Jill R

Judy Whaites said...

Hi Linda
I'm relatively new to blogging and have just stumbled across your blog. I like your work, the bag is scrumptious.