Type of item: Accessory
Style: Funky, Casual, Mod
Using more of the black batik with lime green peace sign cotton fabric, ( I purchased quite of lot of it, because it is such an inspiring fabric). Decorative ribbons, and other scrap pieces of cotton prints to make pockets and extensions. Warm and natural batting for free motion quilting, two buttons (large and small).
What was your inspiration?
After taking Carol Ann Waugh's online Craftsy courses Stupendous Stitching, and Stitch 'n Slash, I changed my whole approach to making purses and totes. No more drab, one-color purse projects for me!
Clever and Exciting are the two words I think of--to describe Carol Ann Waugh's classes. I love, love, love her attitude and "No Rules" for combining colors and building texture.
What are you most proud of?
The texture I chose for this purse was to add flaps, extending the length of the exterior fabric. In the end, I got the purse length right, and got the colors sparkle and texture I was hoping for.
In this project, Groovy Purse - I put many fabrics together. And I asked myself--I wonder what Carol Ann would do with black, lime green, and purple? Carol's favorite color is lime green, and mine is purple. Paired with black--these are colors I could eat, but the question is, could I also wear them? (Smiling). The answer is YES.
ALSO - this project gave me an opportunity to use up larger scrap pieces of printed cotton fabrics. That's wonderful!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take a leap of faith, and sign up for Carol Ann Waugh's online Craftsy classes, Stupendous Stitching, and Stitch and slash.
What will you get in return? --a new vision for creating "lively" art pieces. And, I know you'll be immediately struck by Carol Ann's genuine lovely personality. You'll feel like you found a new best buddy.
What is the scariest part of taking the class? --when people stop you abruptly and ask, "where did you get that purse?" Take a deep breath and go with it. It will take courage on your part to handle that compliment!