Friday, February 8, 2013

Another "Silk Purse"

On this bag, I knew I wanted to use a heart made from felted wool, after seeing what Patty (Magpie's Nest) did with some.
This heart was cut from an accidently shrunk wool sweater, given in a bag of hand-me-down clothing for Rebecca.
A tragedy for it's former owner, but free arting material for me!
The glass beads on the heart may be a little too modern looking compared to the old shell buttons, but I swallowed any misgivings and forged ahead.
 I have never claimed to be a purist.
And I like the sparkle the glass beads add!
I also like how this heart looks like a claddagh, without the hands, thanks to the odd bit of crocheted doily "crown".
Alas, I am out of ready made cloth bags, but this project has got me thinking about the possibilties for all of the tattered/ stained embroidered linens I have.
These simple bags would be so easy to make from old cloth napkins
(of which I have about a gazillion!)
I'm off to rummage in my china cabinet drawers, as soon as I hit "post"!
I'll be back with more show-and-tell!


Linda said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! And the crown is soooo wonderful! You could sell these in your shop! I don't know if you could get as much as they are worth tho? They are wonderful, Nathalie!

Yvonne said...

Very, very pretty. Good job!

Lorrie said...

VERY pretty. Love the shiny beads and the mellow buttons.

Kim Andersen said...

I love this! and I agree that the sparkly new beads are pretty with all the soft whiteness of everything else ....

Limner said...

It's perfect! Just as it is. :)

~*~Patty S said...

Love your pretty Claddagh heart SO much Nathalie...I think the beads add a nice bit of shimmer too!

Thank you also for linking to me Missy!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

So beautiful...I am Irish so it spoke to me! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jill said...

Purist Scmurist that sound limiting. I love your sweet bags!