Saturday, 7 April 2012

Some finishes...

Hi everyone,
It has been a busy week this week, I have been on holiday from work and trying to catch up with lots of housework, studying, stitching and finishing.

I started stitching some Alphabet ornaments for Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  She is a very talented lady who not only designs, dyes her own trims and threads, she also creates handcarved frames for her motto samplers.  You can find Nancy's beautiful goodies on ebay and also check out her blog as she has always got fantastic giveaways.  Here is the first letter I stitched, which was 'F' of course.  I made a needlebook, pin pillow and fob.  Everything was stitched using Nancy's flosses, which are with the stitched pieces in the first photograph and finished using her trims, except for the lace on the pin pillow.

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Letter 'F' Ornament Collection
Letter 'F' fob/ornament

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Forget Me Not pin pillow

All three designs were a pleasure to stitch and finish.  I am working on the letter 'E' at the moment and am just now trying to figure out how to finish them.

Yesterday I was sitting at my sewing machine and this is what I managed to produce.  I used an oddment of Harris Tweed in a Black Watch design and some Moda sampler fabric from the Maderia collection from a few years back for the lining.  It has 3 internal pockets and I think it turned out pretty well, even if I do say so myself.  I was thinking of trying to sell it on Esty, what do you all think?  I asked DH and the boys how much I should charge, well that was successful.  I should have known better than to ask a bunch of men about how much a bag costs.

Harris Tweed shoulder bag
Close up of the Harris Tweed, Black Watch design
The lining, Moda Maderia Sampler Fabric in Green

If you have made it this far in my post, I hope you have enjoyed the photographs of my finishes.  I love reading your comments and would really love reading your feedback on my shoulder bag.