Thursday, March 29, 2012

Felt Bag

Something different today - no paper involved!  When I was in Florida last month I came back with a whole hoard of goodies - I couldn't actually fit everything in my suitcase and ended up mailing a package home.  One of the goodies was this lovely felt bag.  It was given to me by my friend Kymberlee (The Paper Midwife) - well actually it was from her mum.

I couldn't wait to get it home and start playing with it, but what to do HTV? Rhinestones?  Finally I settled on using some of the mass quantities of felt I'd been given (also courtesy of Kymberlee's mum.)  As the Silhouette does not cut felt (unless someone tells me otherwise) I had to find another method (and no I do not do well cutting out mass quantities with scissors.)  So I turned to one of my Sizzix dies and came up with this.

I cut the leaves freehand and sewed the swirls by hand (as you can tell I AM NOT MUCH OF A SEAMSTRESS.)  Here is a close-up of one of the flowers.

Overall I pretty pleased with the way it turned out - and it's fun once in a while to get out of your 'comfort zone'.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I love it Michelle! You did a great job. I looked at my bare felt bag the other evening and wondered what I was going to do with it. Glad you shared yours. I hope to work on mine when I get back from Dallas in a few weeks.

  2. I love how you transformed the bag! So beautiful!!!

  3. are you going to set up in competition with me?! lovely work as ever

  4. Wow. Love the way you have decorated and stitched. I can't see any fault in the stitches. TFS


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