Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dragonfly Cache

Sandra has now received her Japanese bag in the post so I can now reveal the 2nd one made for the August giveaway that she won. This is called Dragonfly Cache and is an evening bag to hold your tissues and small make up items or just to use to hold a scent bottle or hide away keepsakes.

Sandra didn't mind what colours so I chose these two lovely Japanese prints of Autumn flowers that just seemed to compliment each other. The inside fabric is a striking green with a small white pattern which again matches in perfectly with the green leaves.

Each section has been sewn together individually by folding the front material round quilt batting and then backed with felt for a soft finish. Lastly the front wings and tail are attached and then the front and back pieces are sewn together with herringbone stitch with embriodery thread. A pearl and glass bead handle just finishes it off as do the red bug eyes. I really have had fun making all these little bags up.

Here it is hanging from the bedroom door knob but would look equally as nice on a dresser
I am entering this into the following challenges.
Crazy 4 Challenges. They are asking for Fall/Autumn colours on your project.
Flutterby Wednesday. They are asking for Fairy, Angel or Butterfly (I reckon a dragonfly counts) using a Fall theme.
Secret Crafter. They are asking for an Oriental theme.
Craftalicious. They are saying Anything Goes.
Charisma Cardz. They are asking for More than 1 Fold. The wing material has been folded and the tail piece has been folded and then rolled so I guess that counts!!!!
I have just had a red hot tip to enter into the following challenge as well. Thanks Leanne.
Top Tip Tuesday. Anything Goes challenge.


Lindsey said...

Oooooh Mrs A this is gorgeous! Love it! You deserve cake for this!
Linds x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya. I am so thrilled with my little bag, its so beautiful and wonderfully created, all by hand. What a super-talented lady you are.
I wish you GOOD LUCK with all the challenges you have entered, and I hope that you WIN, you so deserve to. Happy crafting. With lots of love, Sandra xx

Margreet said...

Hi Mrs. A.........I'm speachless....this is such an awesome dragonfly....to speak in Faye's language: it's the bees knees!!!!
xxx Margreet

Leanne said...

This is absolutely wonderful!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes challenge this week - we have 4 amazing prizes up for grabs!!

Hope to see you there!

Leanne xx

downrightcrafty said...

Mrs A this is a great creation and just perfect for the challenge at SCSC this week, love the colours
Hugs Kate xx

gina g said...

Wow this is gorgeous so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Mel X said...

This is pretty and so creative. Perfect.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous bag, so much intricate detail. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Allison said...

lovely lovely work
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning Dragonfly bag, beautiful material and details. Love your Japanese bags too! Thank you for lovely visit to my blog space. Love your blog name lol! These hubbies just don't understand hehe, looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work, take careX:)

Dawnll said...

Wonderful dragonfly, love the pattern of the fabric
Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. this week

Curly said...

Hi Mrs A
WOW this is amazing Dragonfly, thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 105 Oriental challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Do What You Love said...

How delightful that Sandra has won such a wonderful bag, so beautifully hand made! I just adore your sewing talent, Mrs. A. This little dragonfly clutch is absolutely adorable - a beautiful treasure, indeed!

Maggie's Crafts said...

It's lovely. :) Thank you for sharing and joining us at TTT at http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/



Sherry Hicks said...

Mrs. A thanks for the comment and the follow on my blog! I am just stopping by to say "Hi! I will come back again when I have more time to check out your awesome blog! That is so neat that we have several things in common keep in touch! Sherry

Faye said...

This is a real beauty, not just visualy but the feel of it will be beautiful as weel. Good luck with all the challenges. Followers are creeping up! ;)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely oriental projects

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous little bag - beautiful!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x