I have not been able to draw yet, but I still can sew. I watched sewing bee on iplayer last Saturday and I thought, make something. So off I went to the fabric stash and I decided to make a bag. So with an idea in my head and my sewing machine that can do all the work of my eyes, I was off again, being creative.
I had carved my little hare and made my own rubber stamp last Easter. I printed it onto linen when I made my pincushions. I tried it on this fabric, it made the hare look like it was really there, sitting amongst the undergrowth. So I chose to make my bag out of this fabric and use the printed piece for the front pocket. The other pretty fabric for the lining and trim.
The finished bag. I am very pleased with it.
A lovely green mother of pearl button which I bought a few years ago whilst on holiday at Madeira. I bought brown, blue, green, and shimmering grey ones. I love haberdashery stores and as lots of people sew in Madeira they seem to have lots. At Funchal, they have some beautiful old fashioned shops selling everything for someone like me to feast my eyes on. I could not resist the buttons.
I had a little walk one day in the sunshine and saw that the primroses are growing in the hedgerows, they evoke so many memories. I saw a ladybird, a bit fat bumble bee and then a yellow butterfly. It was a great tonic for me to take a walk as I have not being feeling too well, suffering with dizziness and my balance. I picked the primroses from my own garden. My snakehead fritillaries are really growing, the first ones are in flower and I have lots of bright cheerful daffodils out at the bottom of my garden. The birds are singing as I write this. Seems Spring is here early.
It looks like I may have started a little patchwork. I cannot bear to throw even the tiniest piece of fabric away. I was supposed to be tidying the mess i had made after the bag! Then I was thinking maybe I could use it for a patchwork and before I knew it I was cutting out the two and a half inch squares from the bag scraps, then finding left over bits from other projects. One thing just leads to another.
I will finish here as I cannot use the computer for long. Thank you for the kind messages. Hopefully back to drawing soon. Hope you enjoyed seeing my bag and maybe even a little patchwork to show you next time. Millyx