Sunday, 26 October 2008

Tote, paper, stitch, metal and broken needles.



Two posts in the one weekend????? Whats going on............. Well, I think I have been bitten big time by the textiles bug. I'm loving it. Last year at the Knit & Stitch show I bought a book called Bags, with Paper & Stitch by Isobel Hall, its a fabulous book with amazing techniques using paper and fabric and stitch, obviously, lol. Anyway, one bag in particular always caught my eye and this weekend, yup, for almost 2 days, I had a go and made a large tote. I am off to the Knit & Stitch this coming weekend so I needed a large sturdy tote to carry all my new stuff that I will splurge on and this is definitely sturdy. Its curtain/upholstery fabric and I can you tell I broke a few needles. It was worth it though as this was fun and definitely a satisfying result for me.

10 comments:

alcoholinky said...

that's just fabulous Carrie - you'll get lots of admiring glances with that at the show!

joanne wardle said...

I love it! I think you should attach an "I made this" label, just so people know!

Hazel said...

Carrie, this is amazing- how did you get that texture? There must be something in the air, as we were chatting about sewing all last week on UK Stampers! I need to get stitching! Please keep posting inspiring pictures- and enjoy your show!

Mary said...

That bag is incredible! What did you do! It looks so trendy! Definitely must add a Carrie Logo!
Look out for the Multi Machine needle pack, at the K&S. I can see a new Handbag Line starting! Hope to see you there!

Audrey said...

it is soooooo cool - and I'm sure you'll put it to the test this weekend.

Tigger's rambling said...

Wow that is Tiggerific....well done you :-)

Kiki said...

I saw that bag in real life yesterday, and the pics on your blog dont do it any justice....the detail is amazing !! and the text pages !!! beautiful !!!!

eva birdthistle said...

Yum-my!!!! This is the bag that Donna showed us? Its beautiful!!!

Karva said...

fantastic carrie, these are so nice and so original :0
well done
Karen

Lainey said...

It's even in nicer IRL Carrie - really a work of art. You should have these on etsy!