Friday, May 02, 2008

CQ Bible Handbag

Here is a little bit of progress!
This motif idea came from the bit of lace when I was trying out different ideas. I added sweetheart roses so far and stitched in some stems and some of the leaves.
This little strawberry is going to act as a button closure, I'll attach a loop on the back side and I hope it works as planned. I made the strawberry out of a recycled girls dress that was blue cotton velveteen and had a red velveteen bow. I took the bow and cut off the corners then rounded the upper cut edge and sewed a running stitch along the top rim, stuck a large ugly recycled bead inside and cinched it up, then I added silk ribbon lazy daisy leaves and the Perle cotton stem is attaching it to the purse.


TattingChic said...

Oh, My Goodness, that is exquisite!!! I love love love the strawberry button closure. That is just so sweet and precious...and the silk ribbon leaves coming down off the top of the strawberry. So cute! You are so amazing!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your Bible bag is a great idea! I love the color... I'm sure it will showcase your embroidery beautifully!