Sunday, 3 April 2011

Crafty Saturday

Yesterday I decided I was just going to play with my craft things.  Ha!  Firstly, my space was a tad messy so I had to clean it up....couldn't-see-the-table type of messy.   I'm sure that NEVER happens to you.  In clearing everything away I discovered a pile of paperwork that needed attention, then there was the new mini catalogue to get onto my blog, then the computer froze.....and on it went.

After HOURS of doing "stuff", I finally managed to have some play time.   And the results were well worth it.  I solved my Convention swap dilemma first of all - sorry, I can't show you those just yet.  They'll be a surprise for....well, Convention!  I can tell you that they are gorgeous, simple and very pretty, and I've used something I've never used before.  You'll get a pic next month, after Convention.....only 6 weeks away.  As a side note, if you want to come along as my guest, I'd love you to.  It's 3 days of super-duper crafting and this year we'll be in Melbourne, so there's shopping, and coffee, and food and and and....
Anywho, what I can show you is this adorable bag.  I saw this in an SU mag called On Stage back a few years now.  The demonstrator's name was Abbie Stinson.  I remember being totally impressed with her idea and wanting to get started on making it straight away, so I rushed out, bought the canvas bags and checked to make sure I had all the felt flowers etc etc.  Then life got in the way, and bam, fast forward to 2011!  Anyway, better late than never.  

Decorated Canvas Bag

I'm so inspired by my first effort that I want to make some more.   And if anyone is talking to Shelli, please beg her to bring the Felt Flower Fusion back.  It is my favourite embellishment of all time and I'd like them in all SU colours please!!

Canvas Bag - non SU
Stamp Sets:  Petal Pizzazz, Priceless
Ink:  Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Ribbon:  Rose Red Double Stitched, Old Olive Satin

Tip:  Before starting a project like this, make a rough draft on your SU Grid Paper - you can do it actual size and completely set it up so you don't mess up the design on the bag.  To stamp on canvas it helps to put something heavy inside the bag like a large book or piece of sturdy card.

Happy Sunday. 

1 comment:

  1. Karen this is a beautiful project, what a lovely keepsake and something you can use and see your lovely stamping work everyday. What a lovely gift too, very personalized.


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