Sunday, September 19, 2010

Studio Tour and Inchies

These are my small wallets or purses for sale for the Fine Arts Society of Milton Studio Tour taking place on October 2 and 3. I have been working hard to complete as many as I can. I used recycled scrap fabrics from a costume maker in Toronto. They include decor fabrics, silk, linen and organza to make the base on top of a stabilizer. I have really loved making them.

I chose a variety of lining fabrics, but I really like the natural linen. I have found out it is hard to find natural linen since I have run out. I zizag the edges, freemotion quilt the whole base fabric and add hand embroidery and some beads.

This is the back of the one I made for me! I added my word of the year, 'Inspire' and my initals.

This is the front with my little leaves, a button, some beads and french knots on the decorator fabric.
Finally, my collection of inchies for a swap with Cloth Paper Studios social internet group. The inchies are scrap from the paper cover I made for my Art Journal I made this summer. Each is embellished with lace, beads, vintage lace or appliques. Such fun! I really miss doing my Stitch a Long one inch embroidery every day. I finished my 100 days a while ago and I plan to have it framed in the near future. It became more of a journal of my 100 days. Photos will follow soon.
Happy Stitching!


maggi said...

Glad you are back blogging Donna. The wallets are beautiful as are the inchies.

Fibreartist said...

Thanks Maggi, I had been having trouble with google in posting my photos during the summer. I've also been working on my Art Journal over the last two months. I'll post photos soon.

Joan said...

Hello Donna,
I am enjoying your lovely, colourful blog. The wallets are very attractive.
Keep up your inspirational work.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Lovely little bags and I can't wait to get my hands on the inchies.

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Anonymous said...

Oh the wallets are Fabulous.Fancy being so lucky as to have access to fabric from a Costume Maker!!!Oh Heavenly!!!I love your are going on my bloglist!!great find is your Blog./My next project is a Fabric Journal!Just have to finish a couple of things and I'll be free.