Type of item: Accessory
Style: Cute, Retro / Vintage, Mod, Casual, Whimsical
Warm Brown Microsuede Upholstery Fabric Exterior, Turquoise Linen, Turquoise Cotton Batik, Orange Cotton Fabrics, Tango Orange Zipper, Magnetic Snaps, Key Fob Clasp
What was your inspiration?
My young friend Clarissa suggested color combinations of warm brown, turquoise, and orange, decorated with machine embroidered owls. What fun!
Brings back memories--and if I close my eyes, I can recall the 70s when we were all decorating with harvest gold, orange, and avocado green. Popular images were: long stemmed mushrooms, big graphic flowers, owls, and butterflies. Most of us had shag carpeted living rooms. and I played my favorite vinyl lp Carol King's "Tapestry," and adored the mello voice of James Taylor's singing "Fire and Rain", and "You've Got A Friend."
What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of getting through the 70s to be honest . . . oh, oh, you meant the owl purse? Being my age, I started the owl embroidery purse project thinking owls are silly, and found myself falling all over again for the little creatures.
But, just for the record-- I still don't care for knomes. And, there won't be a knome themed purse ever in my future.
I created this owl inspired purse with five pockets: little, big, divided, drop, stacked, zippered. I enjoyed adding orange accents to the interior: orange pull for the the orange zipper. Orange strips of fabric sewn into the turquoise linen, and turquoise batik interior.
I'm glad Clarissa selected orange, turquoise, brown. High contrast, high impact. Although when she first suggested the combination of colors my eyes got as big as . . . . an owl! Ha. Ha.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Get your groove on with high contrast color combinations.