Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Crafty Saturday

I had been admiring my sister in law's rag quilt the last few times we were there to visit and thought to myself...that would make a totally cute fun summer purse!

So...Voila...a purse was born! Teehee, I really have fun with these cute birdie images from Cornish Heritage Farms! It is really easy to stamp on fabric and customize your stuff!
I used Buff Bronze (Palette metallic ink) and colored with my copics.
This was not a pattern, just straight off the top of my head. I love to "wing" it!

Here is a close up of the fun little squares. The accent fabric is Michael Miller (LOVE their stuff!). This is a fun quick project. No need for binding or finished edges...you want all the raw edges to show and this leaves a very clean smooth inside. They are a bunch of squares with batting in the middle and when you get all those raw edges sewn together clip along the seams (to make it even messier!).

The last thing I did was throw it in the washer and dryer (to puff it all up), this also shows how well it goes through the wash.
I am so pleased! Here are all my product details:
Stamp:
Pretty Birds, The Landing Pad (Kim Hughes) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink:
Buff Bronze (Palette Metallic Ink)
Accessories:
Fabric (Michael Miller Ginger Blossom Collection)
Cotton Batting
Copic Markers
Sewing Machine
Button (Making Memories)
Brown Satin Ribbon

Enjoy your weekend!

19 comments:

Julie Campbell said...

EEK! OH MY GOSH, Sherrie!!! I NEED one of these! :) It's AWESOME! I've even had this fabric in my shopping cart about 3 times! What an AWESOME idea! Do you ever have problems with the markers bleeding outside of the stamped line? I need a tutorial PLEEEEEEEAAZE!!! :)

Lisa said...

I'm sitting here w/ my jaw on my chest. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. And covet it like you wouldn't believe. How super adorable is this?

I'm headed over to my sewing friend's house, I think I'm going to have to beg her to help me with this!

Charmaine said...

This is so adorable...I am so going to have to make one...I love the raw edges!

Charmaine

Beedubya said...

Put this in a store window and you could make some serious moolah!! I love it! Your site is wonderful. I'll be back!

kat said...

This is adorable!!! I haven't tried stamping on fabric... Maybe the will give me the inspiration!

Terri said...

Super cute! I would love to see a tutorial on how you made it too.

Rhonda L said...

WOW! Love the birds & the purse!! Amazing creativity!!

Tami M said...

Wow Sherrie! I love this bag!! You continue to amaze me with your original ideas. You should really consider selling these!! Also, I would love to see a tutorial on this!

Mary Dawn said...

this is just the cutest thing! thanks for sharing your ideas

bensarmom said...

What a fantastic idea!

Elaine said...

Ooo, I love it! You are inspiring me to pull out my sewing machine to try some of your creations. What is the size of your bag?

Michelle said...

What a great purse! I love the rag quilting!

veronica said...

absolutely love your bag. the print is too cute. i have never thought about using markers on fabric, i will have to try that.

Vicki C said...

That purse is ADORABLE!!! I NEED ONE! lol

chelemom said...

Just awesome!!!! Love this!!! I also love your 4th of July card below too! Gorgeous!

Mom22RedHeads said...

Sherrie, did you heat set the copics? I tried washing a tshirt that I had colored and it faded out. i even washed it inside out. This is awesome.

Haylie said...

I love this....so cute!!!!

Diane said...

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Conniecrafter said...

Oh this is just Awesome Sherrie, would love to give one of these a try, I'm not so good with the math so it will be interesting to see if I can get the dimensions of the fabric right, thanks for your inspiration!