Monday, 16 March 2009

Alis' bag is finished.

Well here is my finished bag.
I am rather pleased with it.
It has been very difficult to photograph, however. The colour is much better in real life.

There are a couple of things I would do differently another time.
For one, I should have left more room to cut off the batting round the seams. They would have been less bulky then, especially at the top.

I even have some more ideas. Now will I get round to another bag before the end of the month? We will see.
Hugs, Alis

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Alis' bag is progressing.

I love the stonework at Teothuacan. I love the way the blocks fit together and flow in fabulous patterns. I decided to use this inspiration for my bag.

I used a base of crushed velvet and layers of coffee, red and grey coloured organzas and quilted a pattern on to it. I cut through some of the layers to show the colours underneath.

Some beading became necessary of course.

I am happy with it so far but what will happen as I put it together is anyone's guess.