yesterday in the mail, i got a package of fabric i had ordered.
as i opened the package and "touched" the fabric i kinda felt this twinge. i would call it a twinge of guilt.
like i wanted to drop everything i had to do and make something with this fabric, but i went back to working on deadlines and assignments. after about an hour of feeling the creative twinge tug as my heart, i got up cleared off my workspace put everything aside and took out those fabrics and started ripping them into first strips, then ripping those strips into squares.
truth be told i suddenly felt excited and inspired by the mere action of doing what i wanted to do, not what i "had" to do.
looked around my studio and dug out a canvas messenger bag i had stashed in a corner and out of the way and began putting together the puzzle pieced patchwork of new fabrics.
of course i added my favorite discontinued/hoarded book text fabric (why oh why do companies discontinue such awesome products??)
glued each piece in place (helmar quick dry) and then machine stitched around each piece (that was kinda tricky. i ended up sewing each side vertically, then sewing each horizontal side of the fabric squares.)
then crazed i started pulling out pink, turquoise and green items from my stash. ok, see that pink imagine metal thing? literally had that in my stash for 5 years or more. at least now i know why i saved it so long.
ok now this is my favorite part!
the watch face is a working time piece! my frickin' happy bag tells time!
oh, i almost forgot...look at the back!
ahhh...creative release. this bag makes me happy i could just scream it from the roof top! (i am not going to, but believe me if my husband has to hear me say, "honey just look at how cute this bag is!" one more time, he might just regret his decision to work from home.)
ok so here's to a creative weekend and giving into the creative "twinge" when it starts tugging at you!
- Punctuation Green Tutor Stripe Yardage
Punctuation by American Jane for Moda Fabrics
- Kate and Nate Cotton Candy Corduroy Yardage
Kate and Nate by Sheri Berry for Northcott Fabrics
Paradise Daylight Pond Yardage
Paradise by Patricia Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Alexander Henry Turquoise Farmdale Blossom Yardage
Alexander Henry Fabrics
- book text fabric was designed by sweetwater and manufactured by moda -DISCONTINUED
- canvas messenger bag
- cameo - websters pages
- large iron-on birdcage and birds - one of my new designs with prima. should be in the shop next week.
- canvas buttons
- fabric tree
- fabric letter "d"
- watch face - michaels
- cabochons (small plastic turquoise flowers) - etsy
- white frames - melissa francis
- crocheted flower - ?