Friday, August 08, 2008

Sweet Spring Simplicity Handbag

Today I finished a little handbag! I call it Sweet Spring Simplicity! I added it to my Etsy Shop for sale, I love it so much that it was hard to list for sale! LOL I guess that's just how it is when you love what you do right?
The bag is around 5 3/4 inches square, just the right size to hold a small wallet, cell phone, lipstick and maybe a few other necessities.
I used the same print fabric for the back that is in the center of the front crazy quilt block.
Pretty cream lining, lace handles, and a satin ribbon tie closure.

I added a floral seam treatment with stem stitch stems and lazy daisy leaves with silk ribbon in the center in straight and ribbon stitches. I used heart beads to form the flowers. I also added little metal bugs around the block
In this corner I uses some lace on a seam with pearls and a little lace butterfly with pistil stitch antennae, a seed pearl body, and running stitch flight path.
I hand sewed on some wedding lace that I had reclaimed, I just love it!

7 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a beautiful bag! I would have had a hard time selling it too!

TattingChic said...

Very nice bag! I like how everything is clean and big. It's a bit of a departure from your usual embellishing (which I LOVE) and it's nice!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Very very pretty!

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Are you sure you want to sell it????? I think it's a keeper for sure.

Tara said...

That is beautiful! Very nice job! I love the pearl heart beads you used for the flowers.

Tara
http://tattedlacetreasures.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Melissa, I would love to see a sequin butterfly on your princess blocks.

Wendy said...

So beautiful!!! I just love how the wedding lace kind of wraps around and I love the simplicity and yet stunning elegance of the bag. So sweet!
Wendy