Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Club project and early Christmas Papercraft

This month's Club project at our local patchwork shop was this rather cute tote bag.  The rose was taken from a painting by Tracey Sims, a local artist.  She has had some of her paintings printed onto fabric, and made these squares available to us for using in this project.  We made it as a soft little bag ideal to fold up into luggage or when out shopping to use as an extra for when we bought more than anticipated.  So it has no wadding in it, just 2 layers of whisperweft for a bit more body.  It was a good project to make.

And the back view of the bag:

Yesterday a group of us went to the Scrapbooking Warehouse for a papercraft workshop.  We made some Christmas items - a bonbon, decorated paper bag, hanging decoration and the little "purse" at the front which would be great to put in a small gift, like soaps, chocolates etc.   I think my daughter may make some of them for Christmas gifts for her boys' childcare teachers - the boys can put in a gift and take it along to them.  The purse, and maybe some of the other projects are using Kaisercraft templates/designs.


These items have been added to my Early Bird Box.
We had a wonderful day, with a very helpful teacher for the projects. Afterwards we of course had to go and visit a patchwork store in the vicinity, and made a few purchases there.

I am hoping for some sunshine tomorrow because I had planned to do some solar resist fabric dyeing for a landscape workshop I am starting next week.  Hopefully one day this week will have a clear blue sky.

1 comment:

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Marilyn....what lovely papercrafts you have made. Are they going into your 'Early Bird Christmas' box??
Kind Regards