Thursday, April 1, 2010

Let Your Art Guide You ...Week 8

Well I almost forgot it was Thursday. I don't recall when a school vacation started on a Thursday, so in my mind it's been Saturday all day.
When I sat down to read some of my favorite blogs, there was Emily's weekly challenge!
And I had planned on what I would share all week too(!)
So I just grabbed a camera and took some pretty (lousy, lol) photos of what I worked on this past week.

First up- I have been wanting to make these sling bags with a zipper. Unfortunately I'm still on that quest to either invent a zipper that bends in at least 2~ 3 directions without puckers and weirdness -or find the perfect way to install it (I think it's a lost cause). All of my 'research' and basically there are only so many ways to install one- I just don't really like any of them for one reason or another...

So here is the Smallish Sling-with a zipper partially ripped out- I do like the idea of one-just not so much how they look.
I'm working on it.

Next up- I freehand drew a bird applique pattern and appliqued a bag that was pre~made from the Paper Source (another place I miss living close to :(

This one is technically a work in progress-I think it needs some trim and maybe an inside pocket, and buttons. What do you think?


Maria Isabel said...

I also feel like its a Saturday, my calendar is messed up. I love the fabric yo used for the bird, the pink wood-grain. Its lovely.

noodle and lou said...

the birds are so cute and perfect for SPRING!!! yay for spring!! happy to hear you are having yummy weather too...enjoy the weekend! xoxo...jenn

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Ughhhhhhh they are breathtakingly beautiful!! Love the colors and subject. I just love them!!!

Rubyred said...

Hello Andrea, left you a comment but I left it on the wrong post, duh!
I left it on your Moo post!
I was buzy catching up with your blog at the time!
Rachel x

Jenny Fowler said...

Ooo I like your work in progress! It does need a little something something but soon it will be perfect!

Toni said...

oh! i am loving the fabric!

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Hi Andrea, looks lovely already - but some pastel trimming and buttons would ad a nice touch i think. Soooo cute for spring!

Heather said...

These are lovely! Glad to see you're doing Emily's challenge :)

andrea creates said...

Thanks everyone- I've been working on it-I'll show it off Thursday :)

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